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2021-2022 Catalog
Behavioral Neuroscience (Bachelor of Science)

Program Description for Behavioral Neuroscience

Major: Behavioral Neuroscience Degree: Bachelor of Science

Prerequisites (31 credits)

Requires grades of C or above.

PSY2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credits)

BSC1010C General Biology I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: PCB x011C, BSC x040/L, x010/L

BSC1011C General Biology II (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: ZOO x010, BOT x010/L, BSC x041, BOT x013/L, BSC x011/L


  • CHM 2045 General Chemistry I
  • CHM 2045L General Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: CHM x040 & x041 or CHMX045C


  • CHM 2046 General Chemistry II
  • CHM 2046L General Chemistry II Lab
    Acceptable substitute: CHM x046C


  • CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry I
  • CHM 2210L Organic Chemistry I Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: CHM x210C


  • CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry II
  • CHM 2211L Organic Chemistry II Lab
    Acceptable substitutes: CHM x211C

MAC2311 (GM) Calculus I (4 Credits)

Acceptable substitutes: MAC x233, x253, x281, x241

Core Requirements (11 credits)

Must complete PSY3213 and PSY3213L with grades of B or better. All other courses require a grade of C or better.

BSC2012C General Biology III (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: BSC1010C, BSC1011C

PSY3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: STA2014 or STA2023

PSY3213L Research Methods Lab (1 Credit)

  • Prereq: STA2014 or STA2023

STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: MAC1105 or MAC1147

Major Requirements (20 credits)

Requires grades of C or better. Courses must be taken in prerequisite order. Please check the catalog course description section for prerequisites required for each course prior to registering. If one course is a prerequisite for another, the two may not be taken together.

PSB3002 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: BSC1010C

EXP3104 Human Sensory Perception (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: PSY2012

PSB4930 Spec Top Behav Neuroscience (3 Credits)

Prereq: PSB3002

PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 Credits)

  • Prereq: BSC2012C, CHM2045/L, CHM2046/L, CHM2210/L

BCH4024 Mol Biol Biochem (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: PCB3023C

BCH4024L Mol Biol Biochem Lab (1 Credit)

  • Prereq: PCB3023C

PCB4843 Cellular and Molec Neurosci (3 Credits)

  • Prereq: PCB3023C

Experimental Courses (8 credits)

PSY3213 and PSY3213L must be completed with a grade of B or better before attempting the experimental courses. Additional lab courses taken may count toward the elective requirement.

CHOOSE Select Two Courses:

  • EAB3013C Foundations of Experimental Analysis of Behavior Lab (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: EXP3412
  • EXP3680C Experimental Cognitive Psychology (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: EXP3604
  • EXP4252C Human Factors and Ergonomics (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: EXP3604
  • EXP3461C Human Learning and Performance (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: EXP412
  • SOP3214C Experimental Social Psychology (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: SOP3004
  • PSY4302C Psychological Testing (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: CLP4143 or DEP3054 or PPE4003
  • MCB4021C Molecular Biology Techniques (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: PCB3023C
  • PCB4713C Physiology (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: PCB3023C, MAC1147 or MAC1105 and MAC1114, PHY2053/L, PHY2054/L

Major Electives (12 credits)

Major electives require a grade of C or better. Select courses in at least two of the following three disciplines. No more than one Philosophy course will count toward this degree unless taken as free electives.

PSYCHOLOGY Select from below:

  • CBH3004 Comparative Psychology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • CLP4143 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • CLP4134 Childhood Psychopathology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012, CLP4143
  • CLP4313 Health Psychology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • EAB4703 Behavior Modification (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012, EXP3412
  • EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • EXP3604 Cognitive Psychology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • PSB4113 Principles of Biofeedback (3 Credits)
  • PSB4434 Neuropharmacology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSB3002
  • PPE4003 Theories of Personality (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: PSY2012
  • PSY3810 Evolutionary Psychology (3 Credits)
  • SOP3004 Social Psychology (3 Credits)
  • PSY3911 Supervised Research (Variable Credits)
  • PSY4904 Honors Research (Variable Credits)
  • PSY4906 Directed Individual Study (Variable Credits)
  • PSY4945 Practicum in Applied Psychology (Variable Credits)

BIOLOGY Select from below:

  • PCB3063C Genetics (4 Credits)
    • Prereq: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C, CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046, CHM2046L, CHM2210
  • PCB4233 Immunology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C, CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046, CHM2046L, CHM2210, CHM2210L, PCB3023C
  • PCB4805 Endocrinology (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C, CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046, CHM2046L, CHM2210, CHM2210L, PCB3023C
  • ZOO4513 Animal Behavior (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C

PHILOSOPHY Select from below:
  • PHI3320 Philosophy of Mind (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: one course in Philosophy other than Foreign Culture
  • PHI3400 The Philosophy of Science (3 Credits)
    • Prereq: one course in Philosophy other than Foreign Culture
  • PHI3500 Introduction to Metaphysics (3 Credits)
  • PHI3633 Bioethics (3 Credits)

Free Electives (9 credits)

This degree requires a minimum of 120 total hours with 48 upper (3000/4000) level hours. Free electives may be courses in any discipline (provided the required prerequisites are met) and they are the hours needed to satisfy the total hour requirement. These hours may vary (consult your advisor about free elective hours needed to graduate).

SELECT 9 HRS Free Elect 3000/4000