Academic Introduction to the Major (AIM)

Gateway Courses by Major/Minor

Neuroscience

Gateway/Entry-Point Courses into Neuroscience Major/Minor

The neuroscience major at UVM is a collaborative effort of faculty in Biology, Psychology, and Communication Sciences. Students interested in neuroscience should take courses in biology, psychology, math, and chemistry similar to those of other life science majors. The following courses are prerequisites for the required Foundational and Experimental Design and Statistical courses.

BCOR 011 - Exploring Biology

Exploring biology from cells to organisms. Topics include origins of life; ancestral organisms; uni- and multi- cellular energetics; evolution of respiration and metabolism ; and the genetic code. Credit not given for both BCOR 011 and BIOL 001. Pre/co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in Chemistry 31 or 32.

BCOR 012 - Exploring Biology

An evolutionary perspective to exploring biology. Topics include: patterns of inheritance; Darwinian evolution; evolution of biodiversity; ecology of organisms; human effects on biological systems. Credit not given for both BCOR 012 and BIOL 002. Pre/co-requisites: Concurrent enrollment or credit in Chemistry 31 or 32.

CHEM 031 - General Chemistry 1

First semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include matter, stoichiometry, gas laws, thermochemistry, quantum theory, atomic structure, electronic configurations, bonding and intermolecular forces. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for, CHEM 23, 25 or 35.

CHEM 032 - General Chemistry 2

Second semester of a two-semester sequence. Topics include solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, aqueous ionic equilibria, thermodynamics, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry. May not be taken for credit concurrently with, or following receipt of, credit for CHEM 36. Prerequisites: CHEM 31 or 35.

MATH 019 - Fundamentals of Calculus I

Introduction to limits and differential calculus with a wide variety of applications. Students interested in intensive use of mathematics should take 21. Credit not given for more than one of the courses 19, 21 unless followed by 22. Credit not given for both Math. 13 and 19. Prerequisite: 9, 10, or sufficiently strong background in secondary school algebra and geometry.

MATH 020 - Fundamentals of Calculus II

Introduction to integral calculus with a wide variety of applications. A student who completes 20 may be admitted to 22; however 19, 21, 22 is preferable to 19, 20, 22. Credit not given for both MATH 14 and 20. Prerequisite: 19.*

NSCI 110 Exploring Neuroscience

Neuroscience survey, including cellular and molecular functioning of neurons, anatomical and functional organization of the nervous system, and diseases of the nervous system. With lab. Prerequisites: PSYC 001, BCOR 011, BCOR 012. Sophomore Standing.

Additional Contacts:

Dr. John Green, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Phone: (802) 656-4163
Email: John.Green@uvm.edu


Dr. Michael Cannizzaro, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences
Phone: (802) 656-9725
Email: Michael.Cannizzaro@uvm.edu

Contact Information

Dr. Gene Delay, Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Phone: (802) 656-0455
Email: Eugene.Delay@uvm.edu
Department Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~nsmajor