Curriculum

**This represents the 2012-14 Catalog. The 2014-2016 curriculum differs slightly and will be posted when the new catalog is published**

Prefix and Number Required Courses SCH
BIO 311C Introductory Biology I (may take BIO 315H: Advanced Introduction to Genetics: Honors as alternative) 3
BIO 311D Introductory Biology II (may take BIO 315H: Advanced Introduction to Genetics: Honors as alternative) 3
BIO 206L Laboratory Experiments in Biology: Structure and Function of Organisms 2
CH 301 Principles of Chemistry I (may take CH 301H: Principles of Chemistry I: Honors as alternative) 3
CH 302 Principles of Chemistry II (may take CH 302H: Principles of Chemistry II: Honors as alternative) 3
CH 204 Introduction to Chemical Practice 2
M 408C Differential and Integral Calculus 4
M 408D Sequences, Series, and Multivariable Calculus 4
OR  (choose either green or blue sequence)
M 408N Differential Calculus for Science   4
M 408S Integral Calculus for Science  4
M 408M Multivariable Calculus  4
M 362K Probability I (may take SSC 321: Introduction to Probability and  Statistics as an alternative) 3
PHY 301 and 101L Mechanics and Laboratory for Physics 301 (may take another calculus-based physics course and lab as an alternative) 4
PHY 316 and 116L Electricity and Magnetism and Laboratory for Physics 316 (may take another calculus-based physics course and lab as an alternative) 4
*NEU 330 Neural Systems I (may take BIO 365R: Vertebrate Neurobiology as an alternative) 3
*NEU 335 Neural Systems II 3
*NEU 366M Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience I (may take *BIO 366M: Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience I as an alternative) 3
*NEU 366N Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience II (may take *BIO 366N: Mathematical and Computational Neuroscience II as an alternative) 3
BIO 377 Undergraduate Research (may take BIO 379H: Honors Tutorial Course as an alternative)  3

* Course will appear in the course inventory beginning Fall 2012.

Additional Major Requirements:

1. Six semester hours in upper-division neuroscience chosen from the following:

BIO 337 Topic: Evolutionary Neuroscience,
BIO 337 Topic: Sensory Neuroscience,
BIO 337 Topic: Genetic Analysis of Behavior and Disease,
BIO 337 Topic: Computational Neuroscience,
BIO 337 Topic: Foundations of Neuroimaging,
BIO 337 Topic: Visual Neuroscience,
BIO 359K Principles of Animal Behavior,
BIO 365N Development and Plasticity of the Nervous System,
BIO 365T Neurobiology of Disease,
BIO 365W Neurobiology of Addiction,
BIO 366C Ion Channels and the Molecular Physiology of Neuronal Signaling,
BIO 366D Synaptic Physiology and Plasticity, and
BIO 366F Neurobiology of Synaptic Circuits.

2. Twelve semester hours in laboratory courses chosen from the following:

BIO 365L Neurobiology Laboratory,
BIO 366L Neuroimaging Laboratory,
BIO 366P Laboratory in Psychophysics,
BIO 366S Laboratory in Neuromolecular and Developmental Biology, and
BIO 377 Undergraduate Research.

3. Three additional courses selected from one of the following supporting disciplines:

Biology
BIO 320 Cell Biology,
BIO 325 Genetics (may take BIO 325H Genetics: Honors as an alternative),
BIO 344 Molecular Biology,
BIO 349 Developmental Biology.
Chemistry
CH 328M Organic Chemistry I and CH 128K Organic Chemistry Laboratory,
CH 328N Organic Chemistry II and CH 128L Organic Chemistry Laboratory,
CH 339K Biochemistry I (may take CH 369 Fundamentals of Biochemistry as an alternative), and
CH 353 Physical Chemistry I (may take CH 353M Physical Chemistry I for Life Sciences as an alternative).
Computer Science
CS 312 Introduction to Programming,
CS 314 Data Structures,
SSC 335 Scientific and Technical Computing, and
SSC 374E Visual and Data Analysis.
Mathematics
M 427K Advanced Calculus for Applications I,
M 340L Matrices and Matrix Calculations (may take M 341 Linear Algebra and Matrix Theory or SSC 329C Practical Linear Algebra I as an alternative), and
M 358K Applied Statistics (may take M 378K Introduction to Mathematical Statistics as an alternative).
Physics
*PHY 335 Biophysics,
PHY 338K Electronic Techniques,
PHY 355 Modern Physics and Thermodynamics.
Psychology
PSY 301 Introduction to Psychology,
PSY 323 Perception, and
PSY 353K Psychopharmacology (may take PSY 355 Cognition as an alternative).

*The courses will appear in the Course Inventory beginning Fall 2012.

4. Additional Prescribed Coursework:

Students must complete two courses with a substantial writing component or a writing flag. One of these courses must be upper-division.