This multidisciplinary major integrates courses from four departments: biology, chemistry, health sciences, and psychology. Two tracks of this major are available. Track A (General) is designed to provide students with a broader and more flexible background. Track B (Graduate Preparation) provides a more focused academic background with opportunities to develop skills so that they can successfully compete for neuroscience-related jobs in the private and public sectors, or admission to graduate or professional schools. The major consists of 25 (Track A) or 10 (Track B) credit hours of electives from courses in biology, health sciences, and/or psychology. A minimum of 12 credit hours of chemistry will also be required. A total of 6 credits of directed research (NSC 496) can be used toward this degree.​

Core Curriculum Core Courses I (20 hours) 
  • BIO 111 Foundations of Evolution & Diversity - 4 hours 
  • BIO 392 Mammalian Physiology - 4 hours
    • Prerequisites: BIO 112 & 211 
  • BIO 487/PSY 487 Neuroscience Seminar – 1 to 2 hours 
  • PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology – 3 hours PSY 
  • 387 Behavioral Neuroscience – 3 hours
Core Courses II (3 hours) One of the following: 
  • BIO 500 Biological Statistics – 3 hours 
  • HSC 544 Biostatistics – 3 hours 
  • PSY 211QR Introduction to Psychological Statistics – 3 hours​
Other Requirements I: General Chemistry 8 hours): 
  • CHM 131 General Chemistry I – 4 hours 
  • CHM 132 General Chemistry II – 4 hours 
Other Requirements II: Organic Chemistry (4-8 hours) Select one option: 
  • Option A (5 hours)
    • CHM 342 Survey of Organic Chemistry – 4 hours
  • Option B (8 hours) 
    • CHM 345 Organic Chemistry I – 3 hours 
    • CHM 346 Organic Chemistry II – 3 hours 
    • CHM 349 Organic Chemistry Laboratory – 2 hours​ 
Other Requirements III: Biochemistry (3-6 hours) Select one option: 
  • Option A (3 hours) 
    • CHM 421 Survey of Biochemistry – 3 hours 
  • Option B (3 hours) 
    • CHM 425 Introductory Biochemistry – 3 hours 
  • Option C (6 hours) 
    • CHM 521 Fundamentals of Biochemistry – 3 hours 
    • CHM 522 Intermediate Biochemistry – 3 hours​
Neuroscience Tracks
  • Track A - General (6 hours) Required Courses: 
    • BIO 591 Neurophysiology– 3 hours 
    • PSY 588 Functional Neuroanatomy – 3 hours 
  • Track B - Graduate Preparation (11 hours) 
    • Required Courses I: 
      • NSC 501 Principles of Neuroscience I – 4 hours 
      • NSC 502 Principles of Neuroscience II – 4 hours 
    • Required Courses II: One of the following: 
      • BIO 403 Undergraduate Research – 3 to 4 hours 
      • NSC 496 Neuroscience Directed Research – 1 to 6 hours 
      • PSY 496 Directed Research - 1 to 6 hours​
Electives (10-15 hours) 
Track A:​ Select at least two courses from each Elective group, plus one more from either group (in consultation with and the approval of your advisor) for a total of 15 hours.

Track B: Select at least one course from each Elective group, plus one more from either group (in consultation with and the approval of your advisor) for a total of 10 hours.

Electives I 
  • BIO 112 Foundations of Cell Biology - 4 hours
  • BIO 208 Microbiology – 3 hours 
  • BIO 211 Foundations of Genetics - 4 hours
  • BIO 324 Cell Biology – 3 hours 
  • BIO 330 Light Microscopy - 3 hours 
  • BIO 337 Compara​tive Vertebrate Anatomy – 4 hours 
  • BIO 534 Endocrinology – 3 h​ours 
  • BIO 552 Scanning Electron Microscope Technique – 4 hours 
  • BIO 554 Advanced Electron Microscopy – 3 hours 
  • BIO 591 Neurophysiology – 3 hours 
  • HSC 214 Human Anatomy – 4 hours 
  • HSC 215 Human Physiology – 4 hours 
  • NSC 496 Neuroscience Directed Research – 1 to 6 hours 
    • Note: Track A students may not choose BIO 330 or 591
Electives II 
  • BIO 518 Animal Behavior – 3 hours 
  • HSC 235 Psychoactive Drugs – 3 hours 
  • PSY 382 Perception – 3 hours 
  • PSY 383 Learning and Memory – 3 hours 
  • PSY 384 Behavior Analysis – 3 hours 
  • PSY 509 Behavioral Pharmacology – 3 hours 
  • PSY 584 Cognitive Neuroscience – 3 hours 
  • PSY 585 Psychophysiology – 3 hours 
  • PSY 587 Physiological Psychology – 3 hours 
  • PSY 588 Functional Neuroanatomy – 3 hours 
    • Note: Track A students may not choose PSY 588
Total: 52 – 63 semester hours​​