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Undergraduate Program

The bachelor of science major in neuroscience is a prototypical interdisciplinary program consisting principally of biology and psychology courses. Courses that contribute to meeting the requirements of this major are all listed in biology and psychology departmental listings. In addition to structured coursework, majors are strongly urged to take independent research courses with neuroscience faculty. The neuroscience major is especially suited for students interested in careers in medicine or research.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in neuroscience are expected to:

  • Understand the scientific process and the design and implementation of experiments;
  • Evaluate evidence and differentiate between scientific fact and unscientific arguments;
  • Present scientific information in oral and written formats appropriate to scientific and nonscientific audiences;
  • Understand the basic principles of neuroscience, behavior, and the integration of the two fields;
  • Read and comprehend primary research literature of the biological sciences;
  • Be prepared for post-baccalaureate studies in psychology, biology, neuroscience, or medical school, or for entering the private sector in areas related to their training.

Major, Bachelor of Science

(32 hours) — minor required — current course requirements

Minor

(20 hours)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Courses that are used to satisfy requirements for a major or another minor cannot also be used to satisfy the requirements of the Neuroscience minor. For example, a psychology major who is using PSYC 333 to meet the requirements of the Psychology major cannot use the same course in meeting the requirements of the Neuroscience minor.

IMPORTANT NOTE: No more than two courses that are used to satisfy Group III requirements can be used to satisfy the minor requirements.

For more information about the neuroscience major and minor, contact the offices of:

Biological Sciences, 217 Life Sciences:  419-372-2332
Psychology, 206 Psychology:  419-372-2301

or contact:

Dr. Pat Sharp
Department of Psychology
Email: psharp@bgsu.edu
Phone: 419-372-8059