Neuroscience and Behavior Major
Requirements for Concentration:
13 units; all students must take:
- BIOL 105 - Introduction to Biological Processes (1)
- BIOL 106 - Introduction to Biological Investigation (1)
- PSYC 105 - Introduction to Psychology: A Survey (1)
- PSYC 106 - Introduction to Psychology: Special Topics (1)
- PSYC 200 - Statistics and Experimental Design (1)
- PSYC 241 - Principles of Physiological Psychology (1)
- PSYC 243 - Topics in Physiological Psychology (1)
- PSYC 229 - Research Methods in Learning and Behavior (1)
- PSYC 249 - Research Methods in Physiological Psychology (1)
- NEUR 201 - Neuroscience and Behavior (1)
- NEUR 301 - Seminar in Neuroscience and Behavior (1)
After consultation with the major adviser, five other courses not taken as Required Courses (see list above) should be chosen from the list of approved courses (see here). Two of these courses should be at the 200-level, one of these from the biology department and one from the psychology department. Only one of BIOL 248, BIOL 238, or BIOL 244 may count towards the major. Three of the five courses should be at the 300-level. Of these three courses at the 300-level, at least one should be from the biology department and one from the psychology department. No course beyond the 100-level taken NRO can be counted toward the requirements of the major.
Students are strongly recommended to complete CHEM 108-CHEM 109 and CHEM 244-CHEM 245 and would benefit greatly from coursework in mathematics, physics, and computer science. Students are advised to take in their freshman year: BIOL 105, BIOL 106, and PSYC 105 or PSYC 106.