University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Neuroscience Program

requirements

Course Requirements for Neuroscience Major

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Specific Requirements

Twenty-five hours of fundamental courses including BCOR 011, BCOR 012, CHEM 031, CHEM 032, MATH 019, MATH 020, PSYS 001.

Fourteen hours of foundational courses including NSCI 110 or NSCI 111 and NSCI 112, BCOR 101, PSYS 111 or CSD 281, CHEM 141

All experimental design and statistics courses out of one of the following categories: (i) PSYS 053  and PSYS 054, (ii) STAT 141 (or STAT 211) and STAT 221 and STAT 231, (iii) PSYS 053 and BIOL 202

NSCI 270 and 3 of these 4 courses: (i) BIOL 261, (ii) PSYS 214, (iii) PSYS 215, (iv) NSCI 225.

Twelve hours of elective neuroscience courses, with at least one from each of the following categories: (i) Behavioral/Cognitive: CSD 101 or CSD 208 or PSYS 211 or PSYS 217 or PSYS 218 or PSYS 219 or PSYS 252, (ii) Cell/Molecular: BCOR 103 or BIOL 266 or NSCI 255 or PHRM 201 or PHRM 290 or PSYS 216 or STAT 256, (iii) Research: BIOL 262 or CSD 262 or NSCI 197 or NSCI 198.  No more than 6 hours of category iii may be counted towards the major.

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All Requirements By General Category

Course ID

Title

CH

Min

Max

Fundamental Ancillary courses: All required

BCOR 011

Exploring Biology

4

BCOR 012

Exploring Biology

4

CHEM 031

General Chemistry I

4

CHEM 032

General Chemistry II

4

MATH 019

Fundamentals of Calculus I

3

MATH 020

Fundamentals of Calculus II

3

PSYS 001

Intro to Psyc Science (General Psychology)

3

Subtotal =

25

25

Foundational courses: Four courses required

NSCI 110 or NSCI 111/NSCI 112

Exploring Neuroscience (w/lab)

4

BCOR 101

Genetics

3

CHEM 141

Organic Chemistry I

4


PSYS 111 or 

CSD 281

Learning, Cognition & Behavior or 

Cognitive Neuroscience

3

Subtotal =

14

14

Experimental Design and Statistics: One of the following course combinations

(Students choosing Option 2 should contact the Neuroscience director before registering for upper-level PSYS courses)

PSYS 053 (PSCY 109)

Research Methods (Psyc Research Meth I)

3

PSYS 054 (PSYC 110)

Stats for Psyc Sci (Psyc Research Meth II)

4

or

STAT 141 or 211

Basic Statistical Methods or Statistical Basic Methods I

3

STAT 221

Statistical Methods II

3

STAT 231

Experimental Design

3

or

PSYS 053 (PSYC 109)

Research Methods (Psyc Research Meth I)

3

BIOL 202

Quantitative Biology

3

Subtotal =

6, 7 or 9

6

9

Advanced Core Neuroscience:  NSCI 270 and 3 of 4 of the remaining courses are required

BIOL 261

Neurobiology

3

PSYS 214

Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience

3

PSYS 215

Physiological Psychology

4

NSCI 225

Human Neuroanatomy

3

*  NSCI 270

Diseases of the Nervous System

3

Subtotal =

13

13

Additional Advanced Course Options: 3 CH from each Option, plus one 3-CH course from any Option.

Behavioral/Cognitive Option

CSD 101

Speech and Hearing Science

4

CSD 208

Cognition and Language

3

PSYS 211

Learning

3

PSYS 217

Animal Behavior

3

PSYS 218

Hormones and Behavior

3

   

PSYS 219

Behavioral Neuroscience

3

PSYS 252

Emotional Development and Temperament

3

Cell/Molecular Option

BCOR 103

Molecular and Cell Biology

4

BIOL 266

Neurodevelopment

3

NSCI 255

Neuroregeneration

3

PHRM 201

Introduction to Pharmacology

3

 

 

PHRM 290

Topics in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

3

PSYS 216

Psychopharmacology

3

STAT 256

Neural Computation

3

**  Research

BIOL 262

Neurobiology Techniques

4

CSD 262

Measurement of Communic. Processes

3

NSCI 197, 198***

Undergraduate Research

3

NSCI 297, 298***

Advanced Undergraduate Research

3

 

** No more that 6 CH of Research may be counted towards the major.      

*** HON 2XX may substitute, but requires NS director's permission.

*NSCI 3XX courses may be accepted as Advanced Course Options with prior approval from the Neuroscience Program Director.  These courses are often open to upper level undergraduate students with instructor permission

Subtotal =

12-14 CH

12

16

Min

Max

Credit Hour Total =

70

77

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