Complete at least 5 courses (15 credits minimum), including at least 3 courses from within one track. One of these 5 courses must be a Lab course. 

Up to 3 pre-approved Neuroscience Research credits can be applied to the major. Neuroscience Research credits may be taken across multiple semesters, with a total of 3 Neuroscience Research credits satisfying one track course. Four pre-approved NEUR479 credits in the same faculty research laboratory can satisfy the lab requirement, but do not count towards the five track course requirement. 

Click the boxes below for the updated list of approved Neuroscience track courses for the Neuroscience Advanced Program major requirement. Courses are typically offered in the semesters listed below, but are subject to change. Please, visit schedule of classes for the most up to date semester offerings.

 

Course

Title Credits Prerequisites Summer '22 Fall '22 Winter '23 Spring '23
BSCI338N (formerly PSYC489G) Special Topics in Biology; Hormones and Behavior 3 NEUR200 (or BSCI330 or PSYC202)      
BSCI355 Neurobiology of Extraordinary Senses 3 NEUR306 (or BSCI353)      
BSCI360 Principles of Animal Behavior 3 BSCI160/161 + BSCI170/171 + BSCI222    
BSCI401 Animal Communication 3 BSCI160/161 + 1 semester of PHYS + 1 semester of Organic CHEM        
BSCI407 Behavioral Genetics 3 BSCI222        
KNES3852 Motor Control and Learning 4 BSCI201  
KNES4452  Exercise and Brain Health 3 KNES350        
PHIL202 Know Thyself: Wisdom Through Cognitive Science 3 No prerequisites    
PHIL366 Introduction to Philosophy of Mind 3 6 credits in PHIL courses (or, for NEUR majors, 3 credits of NEUR course + 3 credits of PHIL course)      
PSYC300 Research Methods in Psychology Lab 4 PSYC200 (or BIOM301 or STAT400)  
PSYC302 Fundamentals of Learning and Behavior 3 PSYC100 + BSCI170/171  
PSYC341 Introduction to Memory and Cognition 3 PSYC200 + PSYC300    
PSYC403 Animal Behavior 3 NEUR200 (or PSYC301 or PSYC202)        
PSYC404 Intro to Psychopharmacology 3 NEUR200 (or PSYC301 or PSYC202)
PSYC406 Neuroethology 3 NEUR200 (or PSYC301 or PSYC202)      
PSYC407 Behavioral Neurobiology Lab 4 PSYC300 + NEUR200 (or PSYC301 or PSYC202)      
PSYC414 Science of Sleep and Biological Rhythms 3 NEUR200 (or PSYC301 or PSYC202)      
PSYC417 Data Science for Psychology and Neuroscience Majors Lab 4 PSYC200 + PSYC300 + (MATH120 or MATH136 or MATH140)    
PSYC442 Psychology of Language 3 PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341        
PSYC455 Cognitive Development 3 PSYC100 + PSYC300 + PSYC341        
PSYC489R Advanced Special Topics in Psychology: Human and Animal Intelligence 3 PSYC300        
PSYC4891 Advanced Special Topics 3          

1Advanced Special Topics courses are allowed if approved for upper level courses in NEUR

2Permission for regular-term KNES courses are requested through your academic advisor. Permissions are granted at the discretion of KNES dept.

Course

Title Credits Prerequisites Summer '22 Fall '22 Winter '23 Spring '23
ANSC3273 Molecular & Quantitative Animal Genetics 3 ANSC101 + CHEM131 + ANSC103 + BSCI170/171      
BCHM4614 Biochemistry 1 3 CHEM271/272 (or CHEM276/277)  
BCHM4634 Biochemistry of Physiology 3 CHEM271/272 (or CHEM276/277)  
BSCI2223 Principles of Genetics 4 CHEM131/132 + BSCI160/161 + BSCI170/171 (or BSCI170/171 + 2 semesters of chemistry)  
BSCI330 Cell Biology & Physiology Lab 4 CHEM131/132 + BSCI170/171  
BSCI339F5 Selected Topics in Biology: Neurophysiology of Cells and Circuits 3          
BSCI343 Cellular Mechanisms of Aging and Disease 3 BSCI330      
BSCI356 The Future of the Brain 3 NEUR200 or BSCI353 or NEUR306      
BSCI357 Neurobiology of Chemosensory Systems 3 NEUR306 (or BSCI353)      
BSCI381 Molecular Neuroethology  3 BSCI222 + NEUR306 (or BSCI353)      
BSCI339X5 Selected Topics in Biology: Advanced Cellular Neuroscience 3 NEUR306 (or BSCI353) + BSCI440 or another upper-level neuroscience course        
BSCI402 Genomics of Sensory Systems 3 BSCI222        
BSCI403 Biology of Vision 3 BSCI207      
BSCI410 Molecular Genetics 3 BSCI222 + CHEM231/232    
BSCI415 Molecular Genetics Lab 3 Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI410      
BSCI430 Developmental Biology 3 BSCI222 + BSCI330  
BSCI431 Origins and Evolution of Nervous Systems 3 NEUR200 or NEUR306 or BSCI353        
BSCI450 (formerly BSCI440) Mammalian Systems Physiology 3 BSCI330 + CHEM231/232  
BSCI451 (formerly BSCI441) Mammalian Systems Physiology Lab 2 Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in BSCI450 (or BSCI440)    
BSCI446 Neural Systems 3 BSCI330 + NEUR306 or BSCI353      
BSCI452 Diseases of the Nervous System 3 BSCI330 + NEUR306 or BSCI353      
BSCI456 Advanced Cellular Neuroscience 3 NEUR306 (or BSCI353) + BSCI450 or another upper-level neuroscience course      
HLSC3223 Principles of Genetics and Genomics 4 HLSC207      
KNES3706 Motor Development 3 No prerequisites  
KNES4626 Neural Basis of Human Movement 3 BSCI201 + BSCI202 + KNES385    

3Students may not use both ANSC327 and BSCI222/HLSC322 toward filling Neuroscience track requirements

4Students may not use both BCHM461 and BCHM463 toward filling Neuroscience track requirements

5Special & Selected Topics courses are allowed if approved for upper level courses in NEUR

6Permission for regular-term KNES courses are requested through your academic advisor. Permissions are granted at the discretion of KNES dept.

Course

Title Credits Prerequisites
NEUR3797 Neuroscience Research 1-3  
NEUR4798 Neuroscience Research Lab 1-4 3 Credits of NEUR379 within the same lab

7NEUR379, with permission, may be substituted with BSCI399, BSCI399H, PSYC479, PSYC468H, PSYC499H.

8NEUR479, with permission, may be substituted with BSCI399L.

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