Major in Neuroscience with a Minor
Typically, only one course may overlap between your major and your minor. However, there are exceptions to this rule (see below).
For a Neuroscience major with a Psychology minor, the overlapping course is PSYC 109 (Psychology Research Methods I). Note that PSYC 001 counts towards your Psychology minor only. Although PSYC 001 is required by the Neuroscience major, it is counted as "ancillary".
For a Neuroscience major with a Biology minor, BCOR 011/BCOR 012 or BIOL 001/BIOL 002 counts towards your Biology minor only. Although BCOR 011 and BCOR 012 are required by the Neuroscience major, they are counted as "ancillary".
Minor in Neuroscience
Currently, there is no official minor in Neuroscience.
A self-designed minor is possible, which would entail the following courses: NSCI 110 (Exploring Neuroscience), NSCI 270 (Diseases of the Nervous System), NSCI 225 (Human Neuroanatomy), BIOL 261 (Neurobiology), CSD 281 (Cognitive Neuroscience), and PSYC 221 (Physiological Psychology). Check with a Neuroscience advisor for details.
Note that there is an application form for an Individually-Designed Minor. Please see http://www.uvm.edu/~idmcas/ for more details.
Double Major with Neuroscience
Only one course may overlap between your two majors.
Students must complete all the necessary requirements for each degree where the courses may be used independently in their application as with a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science with a major in Neuroscience. If one of the degree programs is through another college within the University then a student is expected to satisfy all of their distribution/core requirements as well where these do differ from unit to unit.
The Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences are not tagged degrees. As a consequence, someone who has completed either a BA or a BS in Arts and Sciences will not receive a second degree should s/he complete an additional major within the same degree.
AP Credit in Biology
Students receiving advanced placement credit in high school biology may be eligible to enroll in BCOR 095. BCOR 095 substitutes for BCOR 11 and BCOR 12.
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