Starting a concentration

Students should develop a contract with the director of Neuroscience, ideally during the first year.

Are there courses students MUST, SHOULD, or CAN take their First Year?

  • Must:  There are no courses that must be taken the first year.
  • Should:  Ideally, students should take introductory coursework in Psychology (Psych 125), Biology (Bio 123, Bio 227, Ch/Bi 227), and/or Chemistry (Chem 121, 125).
  • Can:  With appropriate background in Psychology (Psych 125) and Biology (Bio 123 OR Bio 227 OR Ch/Bi 227) students can take Biopsychology (Psych 238).

Credit for previous coursework

Credit for transfer courses is done in consultation with the Registrar and the Director of Neuroscience.


  • There is no placement exam for Neuroscience.

Informational Events

Departmental Information Session (Week One)