Neuroscience

International Undergraduate Program-of-the-Year
 

Neuroscience Program Requirements

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary study of the brain and its functioning. It is a new discipline that has grown out of modern needs to solve practical medical problems as well as address the continuing human desire to discover more about ourselves. Neuroscientists are interested in questions such as: "What is mind?" "Why do we sleep?" "Why do people feel emotions?" "What causes Alzheimer's Disease?" "What happens in the brain when we learn?" and "How does the brain organize itself before birth?" Individuals or groups of persons, with multidisciplinary training best address these challenging questions. Neuroscience is now a unified field that integrates Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, and several other traditional disciplines in the study of brain structure, physiology and behavior - including human emotional and cognitive functions.

Neuroscience Major

Computer Code: NEUB/NEUC/NEUP

Neuroscience Majors must meet the published requirements of the Biology Major (minimum of 50.5 hours), Chemistry Major (minimum of 53.5 hours), or Psychology Major (minimum of 41 hours), and also successfully complete the courses specified below. Neuroscience majors will receive a B.S. degree. Consistent with the University's policy on the awarding of two Bachelor's Degrees, Neuroscience Majors may not be awarded a second bachelor's degree by utilizing the same major they used (e.g., Psychology, Biology or Chemistry) to earn their Neuroscience degree.

Additional Required Courses for Biology Majors (Minimum 29 Hours Required)

BIO/PSY

250

Principles of Neuroscience

3 credits

PSY/BIO

303

Physiological Psychology

4 credits

BIO

333

Human Physiology

4 credits

PSY

278

Elements of Statistics

4 credits

PSY

280

Research Methods I

3 credits

NRO

350

Neuropharmacology

3 credits

NRO

491,492,493

Neuroscience Thesis/Project

4 or more credits


ONE (1) of the following courses:

PSY

327

Psychology of Learning

4 credits

PSY

328

Cognitive Processes

4 credits

PSY

329

Sensation and Perception

4 credits


Additional Required Courses for Chemistry Majors (Minimum 29 Hours Required)


BIO/PSY


250


Principles of Neuroscience


3 credits

PSY/BIO

303

Physiological Psychology

4 credits

       

BIO

203L

Anatomy and Physiology I OR

4 credits

BIO

333

Human Physiology

4 credits

       

PSY

278

Elements of Statistics

4 credits

PSY

280

Research Methods I

3 credits

NRO

350

Neuropharmacology

3 credits

NRO

491,492,493

Neuroscience Thesis/Project

4 or more credits

ONE (1) of the following courses:

PSY

327

Psychology of Learning

4 credits

PSY

328

Cognitive Processes

4 credits

PSY

329

Sensation and Perception

4 credits


Additional Required Courses for Psychology Majors (Minimum 27 Hours Required)


BIO/PSY


250


Principles of Neuroscience


3 credits

PSY/BIO

303

Physiological Psychology

4 credits

       

BIO

203L

Anatomy and Physiology I OR

4 credits

BIO

333

Human Physiology

4 credits

       

CHM

111

General Chemistry I

4 credits

CHM

111L

General Chemistry I Lab

0.5 credits

CHM

112

General Chemistry II

4 credits

CHM

112L

General Chemistry II Lab

0.5 credits

NRO

350

Neuropharmacology

3 credits

NRO

491,492,493

Neuroscience Thesis/Project

4 or more credits


Recommended additional courses for Neuroscience Majors


If the Neuroscience student desires additional specialized training in the field they may consult with their academic advisor and select electives from the following list:


BIOLOGY

BIO

121L

Principles of Biology I

4 credits

BIO

203L

Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits


BIO


204L


Anatomy and Physiology II OR


3 credits

BIO

330

Gross Anatomy

4 credits


BIO


211


Genetics


4 credits

BIO

212

Microbiology

4 credits

BIO

221

General Zoology

3 credits

BIO

310

Evolution

4 credits

BIO

331

Developmental Biology

4 credits

BIO

332

Histology

3 credits

BIO

333

Human Physiology

4 credits

BIO

336

Molecular Biology

4 credits

BIO

341

Immunology

4 credits


CHEMISTRY

CHM

251

Organic Chemistry I+Lab

4.5 credits

CHM

252

Organic Chemistry II+Lab

5 credits

CHM

311

Biochemistry + Lab

4 credits

CHM

321

Instrumental Analysis + Lab

4 credits

CHM

351

Organic Spectroscopy

2 credits


MATH/COMPUTER SCIENCE

CSC

121

Technological Literacy for Today's World

3 credits

MTH

140

Precalculus Mathematics

4 credits

MTH

141

Calculus I

4 credits

MTH

142

Calculus II

4 credits


PSYCHOLOGY

PSY

281

Thesis in Psychology

3 credits

PSY

302

Abnormal Psychology

4 credits

PSY

327

Psychology of Learning

4 credits

PSY

328

Cognitive Processes

4 credits

PSY

329

Sensation and Perception

4 credits

PSY

261,262,263
461,462,463

Special Topic Seminars (Relevant to Neuroscience)

3 credits


SOCIOLOGY

SOC

281

Data Analysis using PASW

4 credits

Minor in Neuroscience
Baldwin Wallace University offers an interdisciplinary Minor in Neuroscience. This Minor grew out
of the recognition that modern science frequently draws upon multiple disciplines to answer difficult questions. The study of the brain presents such a scientific challenge. Further, the Minor was established in acknowledgment of the many recent advances in brain sciences and the corresponding increase in the number of graduate programs and employment opportunities in
this field.

The Neuroscience Minor requires 21 credit hours

Required Courses (students must take all of these 11 credit hours. Note: required courses taken cannot also be used as electives.

BIO/PSY

250

Principles of Neuroscience

3 credits

PSY/BIO

303

Physiological Psychology

4 credits

       

BIO

203L

Anatomy and Physiology I OR

4 credits

BIO

333

Human Physiology

4 credits


Electives
(In addition to the required courses above, students must take any 3 of the courses listed below. Note: Students must take at least one course from Biology or Chemistry and one from Psychology.)

BIO

203L

Anatomy and Physiology I

4 credits

BIO

204L

Anatomy and Physiology II

3 credits

BIO

331

Developmental Biology

4 credits

BIO

333

Human Physiology

4 credits

BIO

341

Immunology

4 credits

BIO

405

Advanced Topics in Biology (Relevant to Neuroscience)

3-4 credits

BIO

050

Independent Study (Relevant to Neuroscience)

3-4 credits

CHM

311

Biochemistry + Lab

4 credits

CHM

050

Independent Study (Relevant to Neuroscience)

3-4 credits

PSY

261,262,263

Special Topics Seminars (Relevant to Neuroscience)

3 credits

PSY

280

Research Methods I

3 credits

PSY

281

Thesis in Psychology

3 credits

PSY

327

Psychology of Learning

4 credits

PSY

328

Cognitive Processes

4 credits

PSY

329

Sensation and Perception

4 credits

PSY

461,462,463

Seminar(Relevant to Neuroscience)

3 credits

PSY

050

Independent Study(Relevant to Neuroscience)

3-4 credits

Notes:

  1. On a case-by-case basis, the Director of the Neuroscience Program will judge the
    Neuroscience relevance of the special topics, seminars and independent studies listed above. After an analysis of the course history of an individual student, the Director (in consultation with the Chair of the Psychology Department) may waive the prerequisites for the above Psychology courses for students pursuing the Minor.

  2. This Minor is not designed to help the student meet all of the customary prerequisites for graduate school in Neuroscience. Students headed to graduate school in Neuroscience should pursue the Neuroscience Major and take additional electives relevant to their chosen field of study.
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