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 two courses from each group to complete the major. Note that although some courses are included in more than one group, each course can be used to fulfill the requirements of only one group.

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:

7 CORE
COURSES

1 INTERMEDIATE
COURSE
WITH LAB

2 ADVANCED
COURSES
WITH LABS

1 ELECTIVE
NSC COURSE

1 SEMINAR
OR RESEARCH
COURSE

LIBERAL ARTS
ELECTIVES

Typical Neuroscience Major Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

Fourth Year

CHM 111
or 118

CHM 222

NSC 230

MTH/PSY 201
(Either sem.)

One from:
BIO 200
BIO 202
BIO 302
BIO 310
BIO 362
BIO 363
PSY 130
PSY 105

or:
BIO 230
BIO 300/301
NSC 314
NSC 318
PSY 120
PSY 230

One from:
NSC 400
NSC 312
NSC 316
PSY 327

or:
BIO 323
NSC 312
PSY 314
PSY 326
NSC 400

BIO 150/151
(Either sem.)

NSC/PSY 110

One from:
BIO 200/201
BIO 202/203

BIO 152/153 or 230/231

ELECTIVE

Two from:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

or:
BIO 302/303
BIO 310/311

or:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

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

MTH/PSY 201
(Either sem.)

One from:
BIO 200
BIO 202
BIO 302
BIO 310
BIO 362
BIO 363
PSY 130
PSY 105

or:
BIO 230
BIO 300/301
NSC 314
NSC 318
PSY 120
PSY 230

NSC 430
or
NSC 432

and:
NSC 430
or
NSC 432

BIO 150/151
(Either sem.)

NSC/PSY 110

One from:
BIO 200/201
BIO 202/203

BIO 152/153 or 230/231

Two from:
BIO 302/303
BIO 310/311

or:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

or:
BIO 302/303
BIO 310/311

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
*

One from:
BIO 200
BIO 202
BIO 302
BIO 310
BIO 362
BIO 363
PSY 130
PSY 105

or:
BIO 230
BIO 300/301
NSC 314
NSC 318
PSY 120
PSY 230

One from:
NSC 400
NSC 312
NSC 316
PSY 327

or:
BIO 323
NSC 312
PSY 314
PSY 326
NSC 400

BIO 150/151

NSC/PSY 110

MTH/PSY 201
(Either sem.)

NSC 230

ENGLISH

Two from:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

or:
BIO 302/303
BIO 310/311

or:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

ENGLISH

MTH 111

One from:
BIO 200/201
BIO 202/203

BIO 152/153 or 230/231

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/PSY 110

CHM 111

CHM 222

One from:
BIO 200
BIO 202
BIO 302
BIO 310
BIO 362
BIO 363
PSY 130
PSY 105

or:
BIO 230
BIO 300/301
NSC 314
NSC 318
PSY 120
PSY 230

One from:
NSC 400
NSC 312
NSC 316
PSY 327

or:
BIO 323
NSC 312
PSY 314
PSY 326
NSC 400

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

BIO 150/151

NSC 230

ELECTIVE

Two from:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

or:
BIO 302/303
BIO 310/311

or:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

MTH/PSY 201
(Either sem.)

ELECTIVE

One from:
BIO 200/201
BIO 202/203

BIO 152/153
or 230/231

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

One from:
BIO 200/201
BIO 202/203

BIO 152/153 or 230/231

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

One from:
NSC 400
NSC 312
NSC 316
PSY 327

or:
BIO 323
NSC 312
PSY 314
PSY 326
NSC 400

BIO 150/151

NSC/PSY 110

MTH/PSY 201
(Either sem.)

NSC 230

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

One from:
BIO 200
BIO 202
BIO 302
BIO 310
BIO 362
BIO 363
PSY 130
PSY 105...

or:
BIO 230
BIO 300/301
NSC 314
NSC 318
PSY 120
PSY 230

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

Two from:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

or:
BIO 302/303
BIO 310/311

or:
BIO 300/301
NSC 314/315
NSC 318/319

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE
ABROAD

ELECTIVE

ELECTIVE

Revised: April 8, 2015. NOTE: The tables do not include new 2016-2017 numbers for several courses.