The Neuroscience Major





Coordinators:

Josh Corrette-Bennett (Biology) and Alan G. Gittis (Psychology)
 
 

Degree Offered: Bachelor of Science

Major Program: Neuroscience
 
 

Neuroscience is a major program with a curriculum composed of biology and psychology courses and additional courses in chemistry, physics, and mathematics and computer science depending upon a student’s particular interest. It is designed to provide the necessary scientific background for students interested in the biological basis of behavior and the relationship of neural and psychological processes. In addition to the core requirements, a flexible program of additional courses are planned during advisement centering on a student’s particular ambitions.
 
 

Requirements: A student must complete 64 credit hours of required and recommended courses.
 
 

Required in Biology:

1) Biology 110/111 – Foundations of Biology I and II (4/4 c.h.)
 
 

2) Biology 221 – Physiology (4 c.h.)

OR

Biology 222/223 – Anatomy and Physiology I and II (4/4 c.h.)
 
 

3) Biology 230 - Molecular Genetics (4 c.h.)

OR

Biology 231 – Human Genetics (4 c.h.)
 
 

Required in Psychology:

1) Psychology 101 – Introduction to General Psychology (4 c.h.)
 
 

2) Psychology 201 – Research Methods and Analysis (4 c.h.)
 
 

3) Psychology 341 – Behavioral Neuroscience (4 c.h.)
 
 

4) Psychology 601/602 – Psychology Capstone I and II (2/2 c.h.)*
 
 

Required in Neuroscience:

1) Neuroscience 631/632 – Neuroscience Research I and II (2/2 c.h.)*
 
 

* Neuroscience 660-690 – Honors Research may be designated if qualified
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Recommended in Biology:

Biology 321 – Developmental Biology (4 c.h.)

Biology 300 level courses – approved electives
 
 

Recommended in Chemistry:

Chemistry 117 – Principles of Chemistry (4 c.h.)

Chemistry 180 – Chemistry of the Elements (4 c.h.)

Chemistry 261/262 – Organic Chemistry I and II (4/4 c.h.)

Chemistry 381 – Biochemistry
 
 

Recommended in Computer Science:

Computer Science 142 – Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science (2 c.h.)

Computer Science 151/152 – Principles of Computer Science I and II (4/4 c.h.)

Computer Science 271 – Neural Networks: The Computing Perspective (4 c.h.)
 
 

Recommended in Mathematics:

Mathematics 131 – Principles of Calculus (4 c.h.)

OR

Mathematics 141 – Discrete Analysis I (4 c.h.) [needed for advanced Math courses and Physics 151/152]

 

Recommended in Philosophy:

Philosophy 212- 222- Topics in Philsophy - The Mind (4 c.h.) 
 

Recommended in Physics:

Physics 141/142  OR 151/152 – Principles of Physics I and II (4/4 c.h.)
 
 

Recommended in Neuroscience:

Neuroscience 560 – Field Experience/Internship (4 c.h.)
 
 

Recommended in Psychology:

Psychology 261 – Neural Networks: The Biopsychological Perspective (4 c.h.)

Psychology 262 - The Neuropsychology of Mind (4.c.h.)

Psychology 281 – Principles of Learning and Memory (4 c.h.)

Psychology 351 – Cognition (4 c.h.)
 
 


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Created Dr. Alan Gittis
gittisa@westminster.edu