Interdisciplinary Concentration in Neuroscience

Coordinator: Dr. Helen Murphy, Department of Psychology

The Interdisciplinary concentration in Neuroscience is coordinated by the Department of Psychology and is intended for biology, cell and molecular biology, bio-chemistry, and psychology majors who desire an interdisciplinary approach to the study of physiology, biochemistry, and behavior of higher organisms. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in BL 155- BL 158 and CH 141- CH 144 is required for admission into the concentration. Requirements for each area are detailed below.

Degree Requirements

Biology Majors

Required Biology Courses

BL 155PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I

3 to 4

BL 156PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

3

BL 157PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY I

1

BL 158PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY II

1

BL 159PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY III

3

BL 160PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY III

1

BL 213GENETICS

4

BL 360HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4

BL 360LHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY

0

Choose 4 Biology Electives (at least one Organism-to-Biosphere course)

BL ELECBL Elective

3 to 4

BL ELECBL Elective

3 to 4

BL ELECBL Elective

3 to 4

BL 4XXBL 400-level elective

4

Biochemistry Requirement - Choose One Pair

CH 435BIOCHEMISTRY I

3

and

CH 436BIOCHEMISTRY II

3

 

or

 

CH 431GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY

4

and

BL 475ENDOCRINOLOGY

3

Required Biology Support Courses

MT 135CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I

4

DATA 228STATISTICS FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

3

Required Chemistry Courses

CH 141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

CH 142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

CH 143GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 144GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

CH 221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CH 222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3

CH 223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 224ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

Required Psychology Courses

PS 326PSYCHOBIOLOGY

3

PS 426PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

3

PS 497NADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

3

Note: PS 326 or PS 426 may be counted as one BL elective.

Bio-Chemistry Majors

Required Chemistry Courses

CH 141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

CH 142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

CH 143GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CH 222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3

CH 223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 224ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

CH 261ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3

CH 263ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

1

CH 367PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

2

CH 435BIOCHEMISTRY I

3

CH 436BIOCHEMISTRY II

3

CH 437BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

1

CH 478CHEMISTRY SEMINAR

0

Required Chemistry Support Courses

MT 135CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I

4

MT 136CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II

4

PH 125GENERAL PHYSICS I

3

PH 125LGENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

PH 126GENERAL PHYSICS II

3

PH 126LGENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II

1

Chemistry Electives (Choose Two):

CH 366PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II

3

CH 439BIOCHEMISTRY III

3

CH 481INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3

CH 495SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

1 to 3

Chemistry CAP/AW/OP Electives (Choose One):

CH 398LITERATURE RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY

3

 

CH 441INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

3

and

CH 443INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY

2

Required Biology Courses

BL 155PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I

3 to 4

BL 156PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

3

BL 157PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY I

1

BL 158PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY II

1

BL 360HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4

BL 360LHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY

0

Required Psychology Courses

PS 326PSYCHOBIOLOGY

3

PS 426PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

3

PS 497NADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

3

 

Cell and Molecular Biology Majors

Required Biology Courses

BL 155PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I

3 to 4

BL 156PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

3

BL 157PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY I

1

BL 158PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY II

1

BL 213GENETICS

4

BL 360HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4

BL 360LHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY

0

BL 459MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY

3

BL 465MOLECULAR GENETICS

3

BL 470MOLECULAR METHODS LABORATORY

3

Biochemistry requirement (choose one pair)

CH 435BIOCHEMISTRY I

3

CH 436BIOCHEMISTRY II

3

 

CH 431GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY

4

BL 475ENDOCRINOLOGY

3

CMB Electives choose 2 courses from: (lecture and corequisite lab count as one course)

BL 159PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY III

3

BL 160PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY III

1

BL 215INTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY

3

BL 215LINTRODUCTION TO BIOTECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

0

BL 301INTRODUCTION TO CELL BIOLOGY

3

BL 302DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY

3

BL 310MICROBIOLOGY

4

BL 310LMICROBIOLOGY LABORATORY

0

BL 399SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN BIOLOGY

1 to 3

BL 410MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY

3

BL 475ENDOCRINOLOGY

3

CH 436BIOCHEMISTRY II

3

Required Chemistry Courses

CH 141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

CH 142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

CH 143GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 144GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

CH 221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CH 222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3

CH 223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 224ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

CH 261ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY

3

CH 263ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY

1

CH 363PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY I: CHEMICAL THERMODYNAMICS AND KINETICS

3

CH 367PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

2

CH 437BIOCHEMISTRY LABORATORY

1

CH 478CHEMISTRY SEMINAR

0

 

CH 441INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS

3

and

CH 443INSTRUMENTAL ANALYSIS LABORATORY

2

or

CH 398LITERATURE RESEARCH IN CHEMISTRY

3

Chemistry Electives (Choose Two):

CH 366PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY II

3

CH 439BIOCHEMISTRY III

3

CH 481INORGANIC CHEMISTRY

3

CH 495SPECIAL TOPICS IN CHEMISTRY

1 to 3

Required Support Courses

DATA 228STATISTICS FOR BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

3

MT 135CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY I

4

MT 136CALCULUS AND ANALYTIC GEOMETRY II

4

PH 125GENERAL PHYSICS I

3

PH 125LGENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY I

1

PH 126GENERAL PHYSICS II

3

PH 126LGENERAL PHYSICS LABORATORY II

1

Required Psychology Courses

PS 326PSYCHOBIOLOGY

3

PS 426PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

3

PS 497NADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

3


Psychology Majors

Required Biology Courses:

BL 155PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I

3 to 4

BL 156PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY II

3

BL 157PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY I

1

BL 158PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY LABORATORY II

1

BL 360HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

4

BL 360LHUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY

0

Required Psychology Courses

PS 100INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY: PERSPECTIVES IN SOCIAL JUSTICE

3

or

PS 101INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY

3

 

PS 190PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PSYCHOLOGY

2

PS 301EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS IN PSYCHOLOGY

4

PS 301LEXPERIMENTAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS LABORATORY

0

PS 326PSYCHOBIOLOGY

3

PS 386MIND, BRAIN, AND BEHAVIOR

3

PS 426PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

3

PS 497NADVANCED RESEARCH TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE

3

Choose one from:

PS 241SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

3

PS 261CHILD DEVELOPMENT

3

PS 262ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT

3

Choose one from:

PS 351THEORIES AND RESEARCH ABOUT PERSONALITY

3

PS 435TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS

3

PS 457PSYCHOPATHOLOGY

3

Required Chemistry Courses:

CH 141GENERAL CHEMISTRY I

4

CH 142GENERAL CHEMISTRY II

4

CH 143GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 144GENERAL CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

CH 221ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I

3

CH 222ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II

3

CH 223ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY I

1

CH 224ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LABORATORY II

1

Psychology Electives

PS ELECFour PS elective courses

12