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Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Students on Summer 2022, Fall 2022, or Spring 2023 requirements NEUSBS

Requirements

The major requires at least 32 credit hours (60- 68 with Addenda requirements), including the requirements listed below.
  1. Introductory Psychology. One (1) course:
    • PSY-P 101 Introductory Psychology I
    • PSY-P 155 Introduction to Psychological and Brain Sciences
  2. Foundations of Biology. One (1) course:
    • BIOL-E 112 Basic Biology by Examination II
    • BIOL-H 111 Integrated Freshman Learning Experience I
    • BIOL-L 112 Foundations of Biology: Biological Mechanisms
  3. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
    1. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lecture. One (1) course:
      • CHEM-C 105 Principles of Chemistry I
      • CHEM-C 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I
      • CHEM-H 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I, Honors
      • CHEM-J 117 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry for Science Majors
    2. Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab. One (1) course:
      • CHEM-C 125 Experimental Chemistry I
      • CHEM-C 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory
      • CHEM-H 127 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry I Laboratory, Honors
      • CHEM-X 150 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab I
  4. Statistics. One (1) course:
    • PSY-K 300 Statistical Techniques
    • PSY-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • ANTH-A 306 Anthropological Statistics
    • CJUS-K 300 Techniques of Data Analysis
    • ECON-E 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics
    • ECON-S 370 Statistical Analysis for Business and Economics: Honors
    • LAMP-L 316 Junior Seminar: Analytical Problem Solving
    • MATH-M 365 Introduction to Probability and Statistics
    • POLS-Y 395 Quantitative Political Analysis
    • SOC-S 371 Statistics in Sociology
    • STAT-K 310 Statistical Techniques
    • STAT-S 300 Introduction to Applied Statistical Methods
    • STAT-S 301 Applied Statistical Methods for Business
    • STAT-S 303 Applied Statistical Methods for the Life Sciences
    • EDUC-Y 402 INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICS FOR BEHAVIORAL AND EDUCATIONAL SCIENCES
    • SPEA-K 300 STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES
    • SPH-Q 381 INTRODUCTION TO BIOSTATISTICS
  5. Neuroscience. One (1) course:
    • PSY-P 326 Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 346 Neuroscience
  6. Advanced Neuroscience Courses. Four (4) courses:
    • Additional course from the Laboratory list (limit of one 1 additional course unless pursuing PSY-P 499 Departmental Honors Thesis option in approved Neuroscience lab)
    • PSY-P 337 Clinical Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 349 Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 351 Psychobiology, Self, and Society
    • PSY-P 386 Social Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 406 Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 407 Drugs and the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 409 Neural Bases of Sensory Function
    • PSY-P 410 Development of the Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 411 Neural Bases of Learning and Memory
    • PSY-P 412
    • PSY-P 413 Operant and Pavlovian Conditioning
    • PSY-P 414
    • PSY-P 415
    • PSY-P 423 Human Neuropsychology
    • PSY-P 437 Neurobiology of Addictions
    • PSY-P 441 Neuropsychology of Language
    • PSY-P 444 Scientific Writing in the Psychological and Brain Sciences
    • PSY-P 453 Decision-making and the Brain
    • PSY-P 456
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (Approved topics: "ART & THE BRAIN" (TPC 160); "CANNABIS: SOCIETY AND SCIENCE" (TPC 333); "DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTENANCE OF BRAIN CIRCUITS" (TPC 134); "HISTORY OF THE BRAIN" (TPC 159); "NEURAL LANGUAGE OF MUSIC PERCEPTION" (TPC 132); "NEUROBIOLOGY & RECOVERY IN SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS" (TPC 345); "NEUROBIOLOGY OF COGNITION" (TPC 168); "NEUROBIOLOGY OF NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE" (TPC 318); "NEUROSCIENCE LITERACY" (TPC 344); "NEUROSCIENCE OF HUMAN MOVEMENT" (TPC 142); "SLEEP & SLEEP DISORDERS" (TPC 153); "STRUCTURE & FUNCTION OF CEREBRAL CORTEX" (TPC 152); "THE CONNECTED BRAIN" (TPC 124); "THE NEUROSCIENCE OF PSYCHEDELICS" (TPC 165); "THE SOCIAL BRAIN" (TPC 136); "THEMES AND CONCEPTS IN ANIMAL BEHAVIOR" (TPC 176))
    • PSY-P 466 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
    • PSY-P 467 Diseases of the Nervous System
    • PSY-P 469 Stress Effects on Brain and Behavior
    • PSY-P 470 Molecular Methods in Neuroscience Research
    • PSY-Y 403 Networks in Psychology, Cognitive Science, and Neuroscience
    • PSY-Y 412 Psychology and Neuroscience of Autism
    • PSY-Y 413 Neuropsychopharmacology
    • PSY-Y 414 The Connected Brain
    • PSY-Y 415 Cannabinoid Neurobiology
    • PSY-Y 427 Introduction to Molecular, Cellular, and Circuit Mechanisms of Addiction
    • PSY-Y 488 The Science Behind Brain Development and Function
    • BIOL-L 423 Brain, Behavior and Evolution
    • BIOL-Z 462 Genetics of Behavior
    • BIOL-Z 463 Comparative Neurobiology of Animal Behavior
    • COGS-Q 301 Brain and Cognition
    • PHYS-P 317 Signals and Information Processing in Living Systems
    • ANAT-A 455
    • ENGR-E 399 TOPICS IN INTELLIGENT SYSTEMS ENGINEERING (Approved topics: "FUNCTIONAL NEUROIMAGING" (TPC 22))
  7. Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • PSY-P 426 Laboratory in Behavioral Neuroscience
    • PSY-P 433 Laboratory in Neuroimaging Methods
    • PSY-P 457 Topics in Psychology (Approved topics: "LAB IN COGNITIVE NEURO" (TPC 347); "RESEARCH & APP OF SLEEP & CIRCADIAN SCIENCE" (TPC 150))
    • PSY-P 472 Laboratory in Brain Electrical Activity
    • PSY-P 473 Laboratory in Molecular Neuroscience
    • With Department approval:
      • PSY-P 499 Honors Thesis Research
      • PSY-X 498 Capstone Supervised Research
      • BIOL-X 490 Individual Study
      • CHEM-X 499 Chemical Research Capstone
      • PHYS-X 498 Research Project
      • SLHS-X 490 Readings in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
  8. Addenda Requirements*.
    1. Chemistry.
      1. Organic Chemistry I lectures. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures
        • CHEM-R 340 Survey of Organic Chemistry
        • CHEM-S 341 Organic Chemistry I Lectures, Honors
      2. Organic Chemistry I Laboratory. One (1) course:
        • CHEM-C 343 Organic Chemistry I Laboratory
        • CHEM-J 343 Organic Chemistry Laboratory I for Majors
        • CHEM-X 325 ASURE Chemistry Research Lab II
    2. Physics.
      1. Physics I. One (1) course:
        • PHYS-P 201 General Physics I
        • PHYS-P 221 Physics I
        • PHYS-H 221 Honors Physics I
      2. Physics II. One (1) course:
        • PHYS-P 202 General Physics II
        • PHYS-P 222 Physics II
        • PHYS-H 222 Honors Physics II
    3. Mathematics. One (1) of the following options:
      • MATH-M 211 Calculus I
      • Two course sequence:
        • MATH-M 119 Brief Survey of Calculus I
        • MATH-M 120 Brief Survey of Calculus II
        • MATH-V 119 Applied Brief Calculus I
    4. Basic Non-Neuroscience Courses. Three (3) courses:
      • ANAT-A 225
      • BIOL-L 211 Molecular Biology
      • BIOL-L 311 Genetics
      • BIOL-L 312 Cell Biology
      • BIOL-S 211 Molecular Biology, Honors
      • CHEM-C 118 Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry II
      • CHEM-C 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures
      • CHEM-C 383 Human Biochemistry
      • CHEM-C 483 Biological Chemistry
      • CHEM-C 484 Biomolecules and Catabolism
      • CHEM-N 331 Intermediate Inorganic Chemistry
      • CHEM-S 342 Organic Chemistry II Lectures, Honors
      • CSCI-A 321 COMPUTING TOOLS FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
      • MATH-M 212 Calculus II
      • MATH-M 213
      • MATH-M 301 Linear Algebra and Applications
      • MATH-M 303 Linear Algebra for Undergraduates
      • MATH-S 212 Honors Calculus II
      • PHSL-P 225
  9. Major GPA, Hours, and Minimum Grade Requirements.
    1. Major GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the major—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.
    2. Major Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the major.
    3. Major Upper Division Credit Hours. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    4. Major Residency. At least 18 credit hours in the major must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.

Major Area Courses

Unless otherwise noted below, the following courses are considered in the academic program and will count toward academic program requirements as appropriate:

  • Any course at the 100–499 level with the PSY subject area prefix—as well as any other subject areas that are deemed functionally equivalent
  • Any course contained on the course lists for the academic program requirements at the time the course is taken—as well as any other courses that are deemed functionally equivalent—except for those listed only under Addenda Requirements
  • Any course directed to a non-Addenda requirement through an approved exception

    This program of study cannot be combined with the following:

    • Certificate in Neuroscience (NEURSCACRT)

    Exceptions to and substitutions for major requirements may be made with the approval of the unit's Director of Undergraduate Studies, subject to final approval by the College of Arts and Sciences.