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Behavioral-Neuroscience Major, BS

(NYC, PLV)

Prepares students for medical school, graduate school, or employment in the industry. This program is approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS).

University Core – (44-55)

Includes several of the major-required Math, Biology and Physics courses listed below:

Major-Required Math and Science Courses:

Specific courses required for the University Core:

Foundation Math: MAT 131 - Calculus 1

Lab Science: BIO 101 - General Biology 1

Areas of Knowledge / HSN: PSY 112 - Introduction to Psychology

In-Depth Sequence

  • CHE 11 - General Chemistry 1
  • CHE 112 - General Chemistry 2
  • CHE 223 - Organic Chemistry 1

 

BIO 101General Biology I

4 credits

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

MAT 132Calculus II

4 credits

PHY 111General Physics I

4 credits

PHY 112General Physics II

4 credits

AND
BIO 231 - Genetics (4 credits)
or
BIO 264 - Microbiology (4 credits)

Major Requirements - (49-53 credits)

Required Major Courses (40 credits)

BIO 102General Biology II

4 credits

BIO 231Genetics

4 credits

BIO 251Principles of Human Anatomy

4 credits

BIO 325Neurobiology

3 credits

BIO 334General Physiology

4 credits

INT 299SSystems Behavioral Neuroscience

4 credits

PSY 209Health Psychology

3 credits

PSY 315Cognitive Psychology

4 credits

BIO 490Introduction to Research in the Biological Sciences

3 credits

BIO 480Research in Biology

3 credits

and

MAT 141Introductory Statistics for the Life Sciences

4 credits

OR

PSY 205Statistics in Psychology and Allied Fields

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:44
Students may also take BIO 395 or BIO 491 as part of the Independent Research in Biology requirement.

Major Electives for the Biology Track (9-13 credits)

Two Psychology courses from the approved list below and one approved Biology course (BIO 335 is recommended.)
BIO 335Molecular and Cellular Biology

4 credits

and

PSY 206Psychology and Law

3 credits

PSY 227Psychology of Women

3 credits

PSY 241Psychology of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse

3 credits

PSY 243Applied Social Psychology

3 credits

PSY 277Evolutionary Psychology

4 credits

PSY 296Topic in Psychology

3 credits

PSY 302Child Psychology

3 credits

PSY 303Adolescent Psychology

3 credits

PSY 304Social Psychology

4 credits

PSY 307Psychology of Personality

3 credits

PSY 320Abnormal Psychology I

3 credits

PSY 321Abnormal Psychology II

3 credits

PSY 323Psychology of Learning

4 credits

PSY 337Introduction to Psychological Counseling

4 credits

PSY 375Lifespan Development Psychology

4 credits

Total Credit Hours:9-13

 

*Pre-med students should consult with pre-med advisors.

PSY 296L is the approved PSY 296 course.

Open Electives – (22-35)

Includes UNV 101 - Freshman Seminar (1 credit) - required of first-year freshman students.

Total Credit Hours: 128

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