University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Undergraduate Neuroscience Program

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Sample Course Plan to Complete a Neuroscience B.S. (emphasizing Behavioral/Cognitive Neuroscience)

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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 (4 credits)

Second semester

  • BCOR 012 Exploring Biology II (4 credits)
  • CHEM 032 General Chemistry II (4 credits)
  • MATH 020 Fundamentals of Calculus II (4 credits)
  • PSYS 001 Introduction to Psychological Science (3 credits)
  • NSCI 096 First Year Neuroscience Seminar (1 credit)

Year 2

First semester

  • CHEM 141 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • BCOR 101 Genetics (3 credits)
  • PSYS 053 (PSYC 109) Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PSYS 111 Learning, Cognition and Behavior (3 credits) or CSD 281 Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)

Second semester

  • NSCI 111 Exploring Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • NSCI 112 Exploring Neuroscience Laboratory (1 Credit)
  • PSYS 054 (PSYC 110) Statistics for Psychological Science (4 credits)

Year 3

NOTE: any 3 of these 4 courses: BIOL 261, PSYC 214, PSYS 215, NSCI 225

First semester

  • PSYC 214 Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • PSYS 215 Physiological Psychology (4 credits)
  • NSCI 255 Neuroregeneration (or another course in Category II)

Second semester

  • NSCI 225 Human Neuroanatomy (3 credits)
  • PSYS 218 Hormones and Behavior (3 credits) (or another course in Category I)

Year 4

First semester

  • NSCI 197 Readings and Research (3 credits)

Second semester

  • NSCI 270 Diseases of the Nervous System (3 credits)

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