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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.*
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.
Dr. John Green, Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Phone: (802) 656-4163
Dr. Michael Cannizzaro, Assistant Professor
Department of Communication Sciences
Phone: (802) 656-9725
Dr. Gene Delay, Associate Professor
Department of Biology
Phone: (802) 656-0455
Department Website: http://www.uvm.edu/~nsmajor