Major requirements

B.S in Neuroscience

1. Core courses

Required for all students in the major (in preferred chronological order)

PSY 201 & 202 or
BIO 222
Experimental Methods & Statistics
Research & Analysis
CHM 120
CHM 220
Bio-Organic Chemistry
BIO 221
PSY 320
BIO 460
PSY 402
Behavioral Neuroscience

2. Electives

4 Relevant Electives including at least 1 from Biology & 1 from Psychology, such as:

IDS 200 Brain and Mind
PHL 320 Philosophy of Science
BIO 300 Cell Biology
PHL 321 Philosophy of Psychology
BIO 301 Molecular Genetics
PSY 211 Childhood and Adolescence
BIO 303 Intermediary Metabolism
PSY 213 Adulthood and Aging
BIO 322 Human Physiology
PSY 214 Heath Psychology
BIO 422 Human Genetics
PSY 311 Behavior Disorders
BIO 444 Pharmacology & Toxicology
PSY 321 Psychopharmacology
BIO 450 Microanatomy
PSY 322 Memory and Cognition
BIO 425 Developmental Biology
PSY 323 Animal Behavior
BIO 470 Immunology
PSY 324 Learning
CHM 460 Biological Chemistry
PSY 404 Autism
CSC 343 Artificial Intelligence
PSY 480 Psychoneuroimmunology
PHL 302 Medical Ethics
PSY 481 Brain Imaging

3. Empirical Research (NSC 502)

Independent and original research investigating the structure and/or function of the nervous system is required of each major. Though the class carries no credit, it typically entails the equivalent of at least 8 weeks of full-time work usually during a summer break. Research may be conducted at Furman or elsewhere but requires prior approval of neuroscience faculty and must be completed before the start of senior year.

4. Capstone Seminar / Thesis (NSC 401)

Typically taken during the senior year, this 4-credit, year-long course is contingent upon successful completion of NSC 502. Format includes discussion of primary research findings, thesis preparation and research presentation.

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