The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience is awarded by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to students who successfully complete the curriculum. It is a joint program sponsored by the Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychology with the support of Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience (LIN) faculty from the Departments of Chemistry and Philosophy. Students are advised by the Department of Biological Sciences.

The curriculum is ideal for students interested in graduate school, medicine, or behavioral sciences.

Admission Requirements

A student must have a cumulative grade point average of 3.00/4.00 and have completed either BIOS 286 or PSCH 262 .


Distinction in Neuroscience

Awarded at the time of graduation to those students who demonstrate exceptional performance. Distinction in Neuroscience is awarded to students with a minimum of 3.70 cumulative grade point average in the curriculum and to students who achieve a minimum 3.40 grade point average and also successfully complete an independent research project in BIOS 399  or PSCH 399.

Highest Distinction in Neuroscience

Awarded to students who have a minimum 3.70 grade point average in the neuroscience curriculum and also successfully complete a BIOS 399 or  PSCH 399 (research) level course in their area of concentration.

Degree Program


NEUS 403. Human Neuroanatomy. 3 hours.

Morphological organization of the nervous system. Functional correlations of neural structures. Course Information: Same as ANAT 403. Meets eight weeks of the semester. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and consent of the instructor. Must be in a degree program. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.

NEUS 444. Data Literacy in Neuroscience. 3 hours.

This course provides an overview of experimental design, statistics, data mining, modeling and informatics with an emphasis on the types of experiments pursued in neuroscience.

NEUS 483. Neuroanatomy. 4 hours.

Organization of the nervous system, with an emphasis on mammals. Course Information: Same as BIOS 483 and PSCH 483. Animals used in instruction. Prerequisite(s): BIOS 272 or BIOS 286 or BIOS 325 or PSCH 262; or consent of the instructor. Class Schedule Information: To be properly registered, students must enroll in one Laboratory and one Lecture.