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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 Academic Catalog THIS IS AN ARCHIVED CATALOG. LINKS MAY NO LONGER BE ACTIVE AND CONTENT MAY BE OUT OF DATE!

Neuroscience Major


Common Neuroscience Core (10 courses)


  1. First Tier
  2. Second Tier—Choose three courses from the following:

NOTE: Introductory Biology, Basic Principles of Chemistry, and General Physics may be substituted with both semesters of the AISS course ( AISS 001AL , AISS 001BL  and AISS 002AL , AISS 002BL )

Neuroscience Sequence (four courses)


A coherent grouping of four elective courses to be determined in consultation with an adviser in Neuroscience and approved by the Coordinator of the Intercollegiate Neuroscience Program. Areas in which a student may elect to specialize include, but are not limited to:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Computational Neuroscience
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Motor Control
  • Philosophy of Neuroscience, or
  • Social/Affective Neuroscience

Senior Thesis (one or two courses)


A one- or two-semester Senior Thesis on a topic related to the student's selected Neuroscience Sequence. Students who choose the one-semester thesis option are required to take an additional course towards their neuroscience sequence.

Honors Requirements


To be considered for departmental honors in neuroscience, a student must:

  • Achieve a minimum grade point average of 11.0 (A-) in courses in the major;
  • Complete a one- or two-semester thesis project in which the student has demonstrated excellence by making a significant contribution to the progress of the research and by producing a thesis document judged to be of honors quality by the department;
  • Present an oral progress report at the end of the first semester of a two-semester thesis and a poster at the conclusion of either a one- or two-semester thesis in which the student clearly explains the rationale for the project and the conclusions that were drawn, engages the listener, and knowledgeably answers questions; and
  • Attend at least six scientific seminars during the semester (each semester for a two-semester thesis) and submit a brief and clear summary of each.