University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Neuroscience Major

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Sample Course Plan to Complete a Neuroscience B.S.

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Year 1

First semester

  • BCOR 011 Exploring Biology I (4 credits)
  • CHEM 031 General Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • MATH 019 Fundamentals of Calculus I (3 credits)

Second semester

  • BCOR 012 Exploring Biology II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 032 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 020 Fundamentals of Calculus II (3 credits)
  • PSYC 001 General Psychology (3 credits)

Year 2

First semester

  • BCOR 101 Genetics (3 credits)
  • CHEM 141 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • PSYC 109 Psychology Research Methods I (3 credits)

Second semester

  • NSCI 110 Exploring Neuroscience (4 credits)
  • PSYC 104 Learning, Cognition and Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSYC 110 Psychology Research Methods II (4 credits)

Year 3

NOTE: you are only required to take any 3 of these 4 courses: BIOL 261, CSD 281, NSCI 225, PSYC 221

NOTE: you should be getting involved with a laboratory, either as volunteer or doing independent study (NSCI 197/198). See menu item "Independent Study (NSCI 197/198) Instructions" for requirements.

First semester

  • BIOL 261 Neurobiology (3 credits)
  • CSD 281 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • PSYC 221 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)

Second semester

  • NSCI 225 Human Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
  • BCOR 103 Molecular and Cell Biology (4 credits) (or another course in Cell/Molecular Category)
  • PSYC 222 Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits) (or another course in Behavioral/Cognitive Category)

Year 4

NOTE: need a second course in either the Cell/Molecular category or the Behavioral/Cognitive Category

First semester

  • NSCI 197 Readings and Research (3 credits) (if not done during a previous year)

Second semester

  • NSCI 198 Readings and Research (3 credits) (if not done during previous semester or year)
  • NSCI 270 Diseases of the Nervous System (3 credits)

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