Requirements for the Concentration

The neuroscience concentration consists of six courses: two core courses (Psychology 238 and Neuroscience 239, which can be taken in either order), one 200-level foundation elective, one 300-level advanced science elective and one interdisciplinary elective from neuroscience related offerings outside the natural sciences (see suggested courses below). The foundation elective and the advanced science elective must be from different departments. The final course for the concentration is a capstone seminar. Psychology 238:Biopsychology introduces students to the fundamental principles underlying the relationship between the brain and behavior, with an emphasis on the systems and cognitive levels. Neuroscience 239: Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience, focuses on the physiology and development of neurons and neural circuits across the animal kingdom.