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major: Behavioral Neuroscience

Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS) 2024-2025

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Prerequisites (31 credits)

A grade of C or better is required for all prerequisite courses. 

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)
Prerequisite: BSC1010C, BSC1011C
PSY3213 Research Methods in Psychology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: STA2014 or STA2023
PSY3213L Research Methods Lab (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: STA2014 or STA2023
STA2014 (GM)Elem Statistics-Health/SS (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: MAC1105 or MAC1147

Major Requirements (20 credits)

A grade of C or better is required for all major requirement courses. 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)
Prerequisite: BSC1010C
EXP3104 Human Sensory Perception (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012
PSB4930 Advanced Topics in Behavioral Neuroscience (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSB3002
PCB3023C Molecular and Cell Biology (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: BSC1010C, BSC 1011C, BSC 2012C, CHM 2210, CHM 2210L
BCH4024 Mol Biol Biochem (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PCB3023C
BCH4024L Mol Biol Biochem Lab (1 Credit)
Prerequisite: PCB3023C
PCB4843 Cellular and Molec Neurosci (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: 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 2 Courses:
EAB3013C Foundations of Experimental Analysis of Behavior Lab (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: EXP3412
EXP3680C Experimental Cognitive Psychology (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: EXP3604
EXP4252C Human Factors and Ergonomics (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: EXP3604
EXP3461C Human Learning and Performance (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: EXP3412
SOP3214C Experimental Social Psychology (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: SOP3004
PSY4302C Psychological Testing (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: CLP4143 or DEP3054 or PPE4003
MCB4021C Molecular Biology Techniques (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PCB3023C
PCB4713C Physiology (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: PCB3023C, and ZOO3733C OR BSC2085C and BSC 2086C

Major Electives (12 credits)

A grade of C or better is required for all major elective courses. 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 elective credits.

PSYCHOLOGY Select from below:
CBH3004 Comparative Psychology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012
CLP4143 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012
CLP4134 Childhood Psychopathology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: CLP4143 or permission of the instructor
CLP4313 Health Psychology (3 Credits)
DEP3054 Lifespan Developmental Psychology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012
EAB4703 Behavior Modification (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: EXP3412
EXP3412 Learning Theory (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012
EXP3604 Cognitive Psychology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSY2012
PSB4113 Principles of Biofeedback (3 Credits)
PSB4434 Neuropharmacology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: PSB3002
PPE4003 Theories of Personality (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: 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:
PCB3063L Genetics & Lab (4 Credits)
Prerequisite: BSC 2012C, CHM 2210, CHM 2210L
PCB4233 Immunology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C, CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046, CHM2046L, CHM2210, CHM2210L, PCB3023C
PCB4805 Endocrinology (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C, CHM2045, CHM2045L, CHM2046, CHM2046L, CHM2210, CHM2210L, PCB3023C
ZOO4513 Animal Behavior (3 Credits)
Prerequisite: BSC1010C, BSC1011C, BSC1012C
BSC4941 Mayo Clinic Biomedical Research Internship (0-8 credits)
Prerequisite: BSC 1010C

PHILOSOPHY Select from below:
PHI3320 Philosophy of Mind (3 Credits)
PHI3400 The Philosophy of Science (3 Credits)
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-level (3000/4000) 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).