Skip to Navigation
University of Nevada, Reno    
 
    
 
  Jul 24, 2017
 
University General Course Catalog 2013-2014 ARCHIVED CATALOG: LINKS AND CONTENT ARE OUT OF DATE. CHECK WITH YOUR ADVISOR.

Neuroscience, B.S.


Biology - 147 Fleischmann Agriculture
(775) 784-6188
Psychology 438 Mack Social Science
(775) 784-6828

The Interdisciplinary program in Neuroscience offers training leading to a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience. The major is designed to provide students with a strong background in both systems and physiological approaches to understanding the brain, and to prepare students for professions and advanced studies in a wide range of fields including behavioral and biological science and health sciences. The program is administered jointly through the Departments of Biology and Psychology and draws on courses offered through both departments for the curriculum. Because of curricular overlaps students cannot pursue dual degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology or dual majors in Neuroscience and Biology nor can they have a minor in Biology. Students majoring in neuroscience may minor in psychology, but they cannot apply courses completed for the major to their minor.

I. University Core Curriculum Requirements (39-44 units)


A. English (3-8 units)


Refer to the “English” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE: Students who place into ENG 102  are not required to complete ENG 101 .

B. Mathematics (4 units)


  Refer to the “Mathematics” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

Note(s):


* CHEM 201  and CHEM 202  are also acceptable.

D. Social Sciences (3 units)


Refer to the “Social Sciences” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

NOTE: PSY 101  , a major requirement listed below, satisfies this Social Sciences requirement.

E. Fine Arts (3 units)


Refer to the “Fine Arts” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

F. Core Humanities (9 units)


Refer to the “Core Humanities” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

G. Capstone Courses (6 units)


Refer to the “Capstone” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

H. Diversity Requirement (3 units)


Refer to the “Diversity” section of the Core Curriculum  chapter in this catalog.

II. Additional Requirements (0 units)


III. Major Requirements (55-67 units)


A. Biology Foundation Courses (19-22 units)


B. Psychology Foundation Courses (7-13 units)


E. Direct Learning, Independent Study (3-6 units)


F. Major Electives (15-17 units)


Choose five courses from the following two clusters. Choose at least two courses from each cluster.

Note(s):

* Prerequisite(s): CHEM 220A  or CHEM 241  or CHEM 341  ; BCH 400 

** Corequisite(s): BCH 405 .

*** Can also be completed as PSY 481 .

Note(s):

** Can also be completed as BIOL 481 .

IV. Minor Requirements (0 units)


V. Electives (9-26 units)


At least six units must come from courses offered outside of the Biology and Psychology Departments and cannot include courses taken to satisfy the University Core Curriculum requirements.

VI. Total Units (120 units)


A candidate for a Bachelor’s degree must earn a minimum of 42 units numbered 300-499.

VII. Recommended Schedule


A. First Year


Note(s):


* English and Math course placement is based on test scores. Please consult the Core Curriculum  chapter of this catalog.

** Meets the Core Curriculum Social Sciences requirement.

B. Second Year


Note(s):

* For Premed Majors.

Note(s):

* For Premed Majors.

C. Third Year


D. Fourth Year


Fall Semester (15 units)


  • BIOL 475 - Neurobiology (3 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)
  • Major Elective (3 units)
  • Core Curriculum General Capstone (3 units)
  • Direct Learning, Independent Study (3 units)

Spring Semester (12 units)


  • Core Curriculum General Capstone (3 units)
  • Major Electives (6 units)
  • General Elective (3 units)


Skip Navigation