Typical Course Schedules for a Neuroscience Major

The tables below show examples of ways to fulfill the requirements for the Neuroscience major. Of course, many other combinations are also possible, so consult with your advisor.

The core courses in light blue are all required for the major. Elective courses required for the major are divided into groups (with each group shown in a different color). You must take one or more courses from each group to complete the major, as specified in the requirements for the major.

The tables include:

Typical Neuroscience Major Schedule

Typical Neuroscience Major Schedule with Honors

Neuroscience Schedule Meeting Pre-Med Requirements

Neuroscience Schedule Starting Chemistry and Biology in the Second Year

Neuroscience Schedule with Junior Year Abroad

 

Color Code:

6 CORE
COURSES

2 INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSES

3 ADVANCED
COURSES

1 SEMINAR

1 ELECTIVE
NSC OR PSY
COURSE

LIBERAL ARTS
ELECTIVES

Typical Neuroscience Major Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

CHM 111
or 118

CHM 222

NSC 230
(either semester)

STATISTICS
(either semester)

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB


SEMINAR

ELECTIVE

BIO 132/133

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

NSC 210

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE
(either semester)

NSC or PSY
ELECTIVE
(either semester)

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Typical Neuroscience Major Schedule, with Honors

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

CHM 111
or 118

CHM 222

NSC 230
(either semester)

STATISTICS
(either semester)

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

NSC 430

NSC 430

BIO 132/133

NSC 210

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE
(either semester)

NSC or PSY
ELECTIVE
(either semester)

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE


SEMINAR

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Typical Neuroscience Major Schedule Meeting Pre-Med Requirements

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

CHM 111

CHM 222

CHM 223

CHM 224
and/or:
BCH 252
*

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB


SEMINAR

BIO 132/133

NSC 210

NSC 230
(either semester)

STATISTICS
(either semester)

ENGLISH

NSC or PSY
ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ENGLISH

MTH 111

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

PHYSICS 115

PHYSICS 118

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE


*Veterinary schools and some medical schools require a course in biochemistry. Students should confer with a prehealth advisor about specific course requirements.

 

Neuroscience Major Schedule, Starting Chemistry and Biology in the Second Year

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

ELECTIVE

NSC or PSY
ELECTIVE

CHM 111

CHM 222

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB


SEMINAR

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

BIO 132/133

NSC 210

NSC 230

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

STATISTICS
(either semester)

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

 

Neuroscience Major Schedule, with Junior Year Abroad

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

CHM 111
or 118

CHM 222

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

INTERMEDIATE
BIOLOGY
COURSE

ELECTIVE
ABROAD*

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

BIO 132/133

NSC 210

STATISTICS
(either semester)

NSC 230
(either semester)

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

NSC or PSY
ELECTIVE


SEMINAR

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ADVANCED
LECTURE
or LAB

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

* In some cases, it is possible to fulfill requirements for the major while studying abroad; consult with the study abroad adviser.

 

Revised: October 5, 2017