Neuroscience

Degrees

Classes

NEU 301 : Neuroscience Foundations

This course introduces students to the field of neuroscience, explores the cellular and molecular basis of neural systems, and discusses the neural basis of cognition. Students are expected to leverage their understanding of biology and chemistry to build a working knowledge of neuroscience fundamentals. This online class features optional live sessions. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

NEU 302 : Biological Basis of Perception & Movement

Perception and Movement are fundamentally driven by biological processes. This course provides students with an understanding of the various systems and organs that play a role in the human ability to perceive the world and move through it. It builds upon Neuroscience Fundamentals to allow students to understand the impact of core neuroscience concepts. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

NEU 303 : Cognitive Neuroscience

Cognitive Neuroscience is the study of the biological process which underlies behavior, learning, thought, and experience. This course builds on students' understanding of neuroscience and psychology to explore information processing, behavior, language, and more. Special attention is paid to the neurological factors which drive behavior and give rise to a range of disorders. 

Credits

3

Prerequisites

NEU 401 : Clinical Neuropathology

This course captures foundational concepts in modern psychiatric care and neuroscience and makes them clear and accessible. It provides students with a broad knowledge base covering many of the latest developments in the field of neuroscience, including our most modern understanding of developmental disorders, various pathologies of neurological systems, the role of microbiology in neurological care and more. Upon completion, students will be well prepared to pursue graduate study or work in the sciences, armed with a strong understanding of the current state of both Neuroscience and Mental Health and the connections between both.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

NEU 490 : Senior Evaluation

This course provides graduating seniors the opportunity to assess their knowledge of neuroscience, and to assess the effectiveness of the program. Instead of regular class meetings, students will complete a set of assessment tools, including a knowledge test and surveys that allows students to provide feedback concerning their individual learning experiences. The course is graded as pass/ fail. 

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Senior standing

PSY 250 : Research Methods with Human Participants

This course will introduce students to the language of research, ethical principles and challenges, and the elements of doing research with human participants. This class is designed for non-psychology majors and cannot be substituted for PSY 240.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

PSY 235 or
BIO 300 or
BUS 323