Bachelor of Science Neuroscience Major 

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http://www.cis.unr.edu/ecatalog/assess/2010/Neuroscience_BachPlan.pdf

The Interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience offers training leading to a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. The major is designed to provide students with a strong background in both systems and physiological approaches to understanding the brain, and to prepare students for professions and advanced studies in a wide range of fields including behavioral and biological science and health sciences. The program is administered jointly through the Departments of Biology and Psychology and draws on courses offered through both departments for the curriculum. Because of curricular overlaps students cannot pursue dual degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology or dual majors in Neuroscience and Biology nor can they have a minor in Biology. Students majoring in neuroscience may minor in psychology, but they cannot apply courses completed for the major to their minor (with the exception of PSY 103 , which may apply to both the neuroscience major and the psychology minor).

  1. UNIVERSITY CORE CURRICULUM REQUIREMENTS (39-44 credits)
    1. English 3-8 credits
      1. Refer to the "English" section of the Core Curriculum chapter of this catalog.
        NOTE: Students who place in ENG 102 are not required to complete ENG 101
    2. Mathematics--4 credits
      1. MATH 181--Calculus I (4 credits)
    3. Natural Sciences--8 credits
      1. CHEM 121--General Chemistry I* (4 credits)
        CHEM 122--General Chemistry II* (4 credits)
        NOTE: * CHEM 201 and CHEM 202 are acceptable.
    4. Social Sciences--3 credits
      1. Refer to the "Social Sciences" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in the General Catalog.
    5. Fine Arts--3 credits
      1. Refer to the "Fine Arts" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in the General Catalog.
    6. Core Humanities--9 credits
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
        CH 202--The Modern World (3 credits)
        CH 203--American Experiences and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
    7. Capstone Courses--6 credits
      1. Refer to the "Capstone" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in the General Catalog.
    8. Diversity Requirement--3 credits
      1. Refer to the "Diversity" section of the Core Curriculum chapter in the General Catalog.
  2. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS (0 credits)
  3. MAJOR REQUIREMENTS (58-62 credits)
    1. Biology Foundation Courses--19 credits
      1. BIOL 190--Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
        BIOL 191--Introduction to Organismal Biology (3 credits)
        BIOL 192--Principles of Biological Investigation (2 credits)
        BIOL 300--Principles of Genetics (3 credits)
        BIOL 315R--Cell Biology (3 credits)
        BIOL 395--Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology (2 credits)
        BIOL 475--Neurobiology (3 credits)
    2. Psychology Foundation Courses--10 credits
      1. PSY 101--General Psychology OR
        PSY 103--Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science (3 credits)
        PSY 301--Experimental Psychology (4 credits)
        PSY 403--Physiological Psychology (3 credits)
    3. Statistics--3-4 credits
      1. APST 270--Introduction to Statistical Methods (4 credits) OR
        PSY 210--Statistical Methods (3 credits) OR
        STAT 152--Introduction to Statistics (3 credits) OR
        STAT 352--Probability and Statistics (3 credits)
    4. Physics--8 credits
      1. PHYS 151R--General Physics I and Laboratory (4 credits)
        PHYS 152R--General Physics II and Laboratory (4 credits)
        OR
        PHYS 180--Physics for Scentists and Engineers I (3 credits)
        PHYS 180L--Physics for Scientists and Engineers
        Laboratory (1 credit) AND
        PHYS 181--Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (3 credits)
        PHYS 181L--Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
        Laboratory (1 credit)
    5. Direct Learning / Independent Study--3-6 credits
      1. BIOL 298--Independent Study (1-3 credits) OR
        BIOL 491--Independent Study (1-3 credits) OR
        BIOL 492--Research (3 credits) OR
        PSY 275--Undergraduate Research (1-3 credits) OR
        PSY 375--Advanced Undergraduate Research (1-3 credits)
    6. Electives within the Major--15 credits
      1. Choose 5 courses from the following two clusters:
      2. Biology Cluster - 6-9 credits
      3. At least 2 of the 5 courses must come from this cluster:
      4. BIOL 223--Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits)
        BIOL 316--Comparative Animal Physiology (3 credits)
        BIOL 405--Molecular Biology* (3 credits)
        BIOL 406--Molecular Biology Laboratory* (3 credits)
        BIOL 415--Evolution (4 credits)
        BIOL 466--Developmental Biology  (3 credits)
        BIOL 477--Genes, Brain and Behavior (3 credits)
        BIOL 481--Principles in Animal Behavior**  (3 credits)
      5. NOTE: *for students who have completed:
        1. CHEM 220A or CHEM 242 or CHEM 342
        2. BCH 400
        **cross-listed with PSY 481
      6. Psychology Cluster--6-9 credits
      7. At least 2 of the 5 courses must come from this cluster:
      8. PHIL 434--Philosophy of Cognitive Science (3 credits) OR
        PHIL 435--Philosophy of the Mind  (3 credits)
        PSY 404--Human Psychophysiology Lab  (3 credits)
        PSY 405--Perception  (3 credits)
        PSY 413--Animal Intelligence  (3 credits
        PSY 416--Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
        PSY 419--Conditioning and Learning  (3 credits)
        PSY 427--Computer Applications in Social and Behavioral Science  (3 credits)
        PSY 432--Human Memory  (3 credits)
        PSY 481--Principles in Animal Behavior**  (3 credits)
        **cross-listed with BIOL 481
  4. MINOR REQUIREMENTS - 0 credits
  5. ELECTIVES - 22-31 credits
      1. At least six credits must come from courses offered outside of the Biology and Psychology Departments and cannot include courses taken to satisfy the Core Curriculum requirements.
      2. General Electives for Premedical Students should include the following:
      3. CHEM 241 & CHEM 242--Organic Chemistry I & II (6 credits) OR
        CHEM 341 & CHEM 342 & CHEM 345--Organic Chemistry for Science and Professionals I & II & Lab (8 credits)
  6. TOTAL CREDITS - 128 credits
      1. Note: A candidate for a Bachelor's degree must earn a minimum of 42 credits numbered 300 or above.
  7. RECOMMENDED SCHEDULE
    1. First Year -- Fall Semester
      1. ENG 101--Composition I* (3 credits)
        CHEM 121--General Chemistry I OR
        CHEM 201--General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers I (4 credits)
        MATH 128--Precalculus and Trigonometry* (5 credits)
        Core Fine Arts (3 credits)
        Core Social Science  (3 credits)
        TOTAL (18 credits)
        *Note: English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum section of the general course catalog.
    2. First Year -- Spring Semester
      1. ENG 102--Composition II* (3 credits)
        CHEM 122--General Chemistry II OR
        CHEM 202--General Chemistry for Scientists and Engineers II (4 credits)
        MATH 181--Calculus I  (4 credits)
        BIOL 190--Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits)
        PSY 101--General Psychology OR
        PSY 103--Introduction to Psychology as a Natural Science  (3 credits)
        TOTAL (17 credits)
    3. Second Year -- Fall Semester
      1. CH 201--Ancient and Medieval Cultures (3 credits)
        PHYS 151R--General Physics I and Laboratory OR
        PHYS 180 & 180L--Physics for Scientists and Engineers I & Laboratory (4 credits)
        BIOL 191--Introduction to Organismal Biology  (3 credits)
        BIOL 192--Principles of Biological Investigation (2 credits)
        General Elective OR
        CHEM 241--Organic Chemistry I* OR
        CHEM 341--Organic Chemistry for Science and Professionals I*  (3 credits)
        TOTAL (15 credits)
        * Note: For Premed Majors.
    4. Second Year -- Spring Semester
      1. CH 202--The Modern World  (3 credits)
        PHYS 152R--General Physics II and Laboratory OR
        PHYS 181 & 181L--Physics for Scientists and Engineers II & Laboratory (4 credits)
        PSY 210--Statistical Methods  (3 credits)
        Core Diversity  (3 credits)
        General Elective OR
        CHEM 242--Organic Chemistry II* OR
        CHEM 342--Organic Chemistry for Science and Professionals II* (pre-med)  (3 credits)
        TOTAL (16 credits)
        * Note: For Premed Majors.
    5. Third Year -- Fall Semester
      1. BIOL 300--Principles of Genetics  (3 credits)
        CHEM 345--Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Pre-Med) (2 credits)
        PSY 301--Experimental Psychology (4 credits)
        PSY 403--Physiological Psychology  (3 credits)
        General Elective (6 credits)
        TOTAL (18 credits)
    6. Third Year -- Spring Semester
      1. BIOL 315R--Cell Biology (3 credits)
        BIOL 395--Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology (2 credits)
        CH 203--American Experiences and Constitutional Change (3 credits)
        General Elective  (3 credits)
        Major Elective (6 credits)
        TOTAL (17 credits)
    7. Fourth Year -- Fall Semester
      1. BIOL 475--Neurobiology  (3 credits)
        General Elective  (3 credits)
        Major Elective  (3 credits)
        General Capstone  (3 credits)
        Direct Learning / Independent Study  (3 credits)
        TOTAL (15 credits)
    8. Fourth Year -- Spring Semester
      1. General Elective (6 credits)
        Major Elective (6 credits)
        General Capstone  (3 credits)
        TOTAL (15 credits)
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