Behavioral Neuroscience Major Requirements

Behavioral Neuroscience Major (51-54 semester hours)

Biology8
BIO-115

Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Animals
4
BIO-117
Principles of Biology: Evolution, Diversity, and Biology of Cells4
Behavioral Neuroscience15
BNS-118
Behavioral Neuroscience
4
BNS-415Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience
3
Two courses from the following:
8
BNS-310Neurobiology 
BNS-360Neurochemistry 
BNS-375Neuroethology 
Psychology
3
PSY-100

BNS-107
Introduction to Psychology
or
Life Science: Behavioral Neuroscience
 
Mathematics7-8
MTH-105Algebra and Trigonometry
4
BNS-250

ENV-200

PSY-201
Biostatistics
or
Statistical and Computer Applications in the Natural Sciences
or
Statistics & Research Design
3-4
Chemistry 8
CHE-120
Principles of Chemistry
3
CHE-121 Principles of Chemistry Lab
1
CHE-122 Introduction to Chemical Systems
3
CHE-123 Quantitative Methods Lab
1
Electives
Two courses from the following:6-8

BIO-265 or any BIO-300-level course with a lab 

Any PSY-200 or -300-level course 
One course from the following:
4

Any BCH-250-level course with a lab 

Any additional BNS-300-level course with a lab 

Any PSY-300-level course with a lab 

Note: Students must earn a grade of “C” or better in BIO-115, BIO-117 and BNS-118 to meet their major requirements and before enrolling in upper-level courses for which these courses are prerequisites.

Department of Biology Course Repeat Policy
The following guidelines apply to courses offered by the Department of Biology. Students may repeat any biology (BIO) or behavioral neuroscience (BNS) course once without special permission. A course will be considered repeated if the student has previously earned a letter grade in the course, or if the student has previously withdrawn from the course during Withdrawal II or Withdrawal III. If a student wishes to retake a biology or behavioral neuroscience course a third time, written permission must be obtained from the departmental chair before the registrar will allow the student to enroll in that course.


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