Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

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Program Description

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Students interested in how the brain regulates thoughts and behavior may earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major or minor in neuroscience. Eventual career options include teaching and research as a university professor, employment with a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company as a research scientist, and practice as a physician or other health care provider. Neuroscience majors have the option to take major courses at Harlaxton for a semester or summer. Students interested in neuroscience may, as an option, pursue a major in psychology with a specialization in behavioral neuroscience.

Major Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Evansville, students must complete the following 120-hour curriculum.

Required Lower-Division Courses - 36 hours

  • BIOL 119 General Biology (4 credits) (Outcome 8)
  • BIOL 120 General Zoology (3 credits)
  • CHEM 118 Principles of Chemistry (4 credits) (Outcome 8)
  • ​CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • ​MATH 221 Calculus I (4 credits) (Outcome 7)
  • NEUR 125 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • ​PHIL 121 Introductory Ethics (3 credits) (Outcome 4)
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) (Outcome 9)
  • ​PSYC 245 Statistics for Psychologists (4 credits)
  • ​PSYC 246 Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)

Required Upper-Division Courses - 28 hours

  • BIOL 331 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 427 Animal Physiology (4 credits)
  • CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry II (5 credits)
  • CHEM 370 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 371 Biochemistry I Lab (1 credit)
  • NEUR 355 Sensation and Perception (3 credits)
  • NEUR 357 Neuropsychology (3 credits)
  • NEUR 358 Neuropsychology Lab (1 credit)
  • NEUR 457 Advanced Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • NEUR 479 Internship in Neuroscience or NEUR 489 Research in Neuroscience (1 credit)

Neuroscience Tracks - 12 hours

Choose twelve hours from one of the following tracks:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience Elective Track
    • BIOL 333 Animal Behavior (3 credits)
    • COGS 498 Special Topics in Cognitive Science (3 credits)
    • NEUR 499 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 credits)
    • PHYS 121 Algebra Physics I (4 credits) or PHYS 211 Calculus Physics I
    • PHYS 122 Algebra Physics II (4 credits) or PHYS 212 Calculus Physics II
    • PSYC 259 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
    • PSYC 366 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
    • PSYC 450 Learning (3 credits)
    • PSYC 466 Cognitive Development (3 credits)
  • Molecular Neuroscience Elective Track
    • BIOL 340 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 425 Developmental Biology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 430 Microbiology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 442 Immunology (4 credits)
    • CHEM 360 Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)
    • CHEM 473 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
    • CHEM 474 Biochemistry II Lab (1 credit)
    • NEUR 499 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 credits)
    • PHYS 121 Algebra Physics I (4 credits) or PHYS 211 Calculus Physics I (4 credits)
    • PHYS 122 Algebra Physics II (4 credits) or PHYS 212 Calculus Physics II (4 credits)

Capstone Course 3-4 hours

  • BIOL 480 Senior Seminar I (2) and BIOL 481 Senior Seminar II (2) or BIOL 482 Applied Biology Senior Seminar (3) or
  • PSYC 490 Senior Review & Senior Thesis (3 credits)

Elective courses should be chosen carefully in consultation with an advisor to complement a student's education and career goals.

Remaining General Education Courses - 19 hours

All students at the University of Evansville must complete a general education program according to the following distribution. See the UE 2015-2017 Catalog for the precise requirements.

  • Outcome 1: First-Year Seminar (3 hours)
  • Outcome 2: Engagement with imaginative expressions of the human condition​ (3 hours)
  • Outcome 3: Knowledge of human history and the historical context of knowledge (3 hours)
  • Outcome 5: Understanding of human aesthetic creation and artistic creativity (3 hours)
  • Outcome 6: Linguistic and cultural competence in a language other than one’s own (3 hours)
  • Outcome 9: Understanding of core concepts of society, human behavior, and civic knowledge (3 hours)
  • Outcome 10: Knowledge and responsibility in relation to health and wellness (1 hour)

Minor Requirements

To earn a minor in Neuroscience at the University of Evansville, students must complete the following 22-hour curriculum.

Required Courses - 10 hours

  • NEUR/PSYC 125 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (3 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 357 Neuropsychology (3 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 358 Neuropsychology Laboratory (1 hour)
  • NEUR/PSYC 457 Advanced Neuroscience (3 hours)

Elective Courses - 12 hours

  • BIOL 333 Animal Behavior (3 hours)
  • BIOL 427 Animal Physiology (4 hours)
  • COGS 498 Seminar in Cognitive Science (3 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 355 Sensation and Perception (3 hours)
  • PSYC 366 Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 450 Learning (3 hours)
  • PSYC 466 Cognitive Development (3 hours)
  • NEUR 499 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 hours)
Last updated August 2019

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