Biology: Neuroscience

Investigate the vast complexities of the nervous system. Explore the relationship between brain function and human behavior.

Emmanuel's biology major with a concentration in neuroscience is focused on neurobiology and neurochemistry and is ideal for students looking to explore the genetics, molecular biology, anatomy and biochemistry of the brain as they relate to brain function and neurological disorders. Students also have the opportunity to take what they learned in the classroom and apply it to real-world research and internships in the Longwood Medical and Academic Area.

Major Requirements

View the 2016-2017 Academic Catalog to find course titles, numbers and descriptions.

B.S. Biology with Concentration in Neuroscienc

Requirements for Concentration:

  • BIOL2135 Anatomy and Physiology I with lab
  • BIOL2201 Neurobiology with lab
  • BIOL3137 Medical Neuroscience OR 
  • PSYCH3205 Neuroendocrinology OR
  • PSYCH3214 Psychopharmacology
  • BIOL4194/BIOL4195 Research Internships in the Natural Sciences I & II OR 
  • BIOL3211 Experiential Internships in the Natural Sciences with permission of instructor. A one-semester experience with approved research component OR
  • BIOL4178 Directed Study with permission of instructor
    • Two upper-level biology electives that must cover one lab, one 3000-level and a category 1

    Note: For BIOL4160 Seminar requirement, students should take the neuroscience section.

    Learning Goals + Outcomes

    At the completion of a degree from the Biology Department, the student will have:

    • Understand fundamental concepts in biology
    • Have the capacity to use and critically evaluate scientific knowledge
    • Be able to collaborate with others to find insightful solutions to problems
    • Appreciate how biology relates to important issues that affect society through ethical and moral awareness
    • Have working knowledge of biological lab techniques, lab safety, experimental design and data analysis