Psychology: Neuroscience

The human brain may be the single most complex living structure in the world, and therefore requires both a breadth and depth in learning and study.

Drawing from a wide breadth of topics from genetics to human psychopathology to the philosophy of the mind, Emmanuel's major in Psychology Neuroscience offers interdisciplinary core courses and the flexibility for students to tailor electives to their personal interests. Students will develop qualitative and critical thinking skills that will be put to use while engaged in a year-long internship. 

Major Requirements

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Requirements for B.S. in Neuroscience 

  • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (SI-L) (NSL)
  • NEURO2201 Neurobiology & Lab
  • NEURO4160 Seminar
  • CHEM1101 Principles of Chemistry I (SI-L) (NSL)AND CHEM1102 Principles of Chemistry II(SI-L) (NSL) OR CHEM1103 Chemical Perspectives (SI-L)
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA) (SS)
  • PSYCH2801 Methods and Statistics I
  • PSYCH2802 Methods and Statistics II (QA) 

Major Electives (two courses):

  • NEURO3137 Medical Neuroscience
  • NEURO3205 Neuroendocrinology
  • NEURO3214 Psychopharmacology

Interdisciplinary elective (one course):

  • BIOL2123 Genetics
  • CHEM2101 Organic Chemistry I
  • PHIL3109 Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL3110 Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • PSYCH2405 Health Psychology
  • PSYCH3111 Cognition
  • PSYCH3210 Child Psychopathology
  • PSYCH3212 Adult Psychopathology
  • PSYCH3601 Counseling Theories and Techniques

Capstone experience:

  • NEURO4282/NEURO4283 Neuroscience Internship I and II 


Other recommended courses:

  • BIOL1106 Introduction to Organismic and Evolutionary Biology (SI-L) (NSL)
  • BIOL2131 Biochemistry
  • BIOL2135 Anatomy and Physiology I & Lab
  • BIOL2137 Anatomy and Physiology II & Lab
  • CHEM2102 Organic Chemistry II

Minor Requirements

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Requirements for Minor in Neuroscience:

  • BIOL1105 Introduction to Cellular and Molecular Biology (SI-L) (NSL)
  • NEURO2201 Neurobiology & Lab
  • PSYCH1501 General Psychology (SA) (SS)

Two courses from the list below:

  • NEURO3137 Medical Neuroscience
  • NEURO3000 Experimental Neuroscience 
  • NEURO3205 Neuroendocrinology
  • NEURO3214 Psychopharmacology

Learning Goals & Outcomes

1. Critical and integrative thinking: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and critique primary neuroscience research, integrate findings from diverse fields, and address research questions by developing testable hypotheses.

2. Foundational and interdisciplinary knowledge: Breadth of foundational knowledge in the related fields of biology, chemistry, and psychology; Depth of knowledge in some domain(s) of neuroscience; and an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience.

3.Scientific inquiry and research skills: Ability to plan and implement experimental designs and analyze and interpret data in neuroscience.

4.Communication skills: Demonstrate expertise in written, oral, and visual communication in neuroscience and neuroscience research.

5.Neuroscience in society: Promote appreciation for how neuroscience can contribute to helping alleviate or solve societal problems; consider ethical implications stemming from technical advances in neuroscience; relate neuroscience to everyday life. 

6.Professional development: Evaluate career options in neuroscience and related fields; identify professional goals and plan for how to achieve those goals.

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