Your major requirements will depend on when you entered UD (your "Catalog Year").
Students have the option of changing to a subsequent Catalog Year (e.g., if
requirements become more lenient after you start at UD, you may request to switch to
the more lenient requirements). Please contact the Director of Advising for more information.
To see the requirements for Catalog Year 2009, click here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years beginning 2010-2012, click here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2013-2014, click here and download a degree checklist here.
To see the requirements for Catalog Years 2015-2017, click here and download a degree checklist here.
Download the Degree Checklist for your own records:
Catalog Year 2017 and later
|Neuroscience Major Requirements (need a C- for all major courses)||Credits|
|Biological Sciences. Take both:|||
| BISC207: Introductory Biology I (coreq: CHEM103 or CHEM107) ||4|
| BISC208: Introductory Biology II (coreq: CHEM104 or CHEM108) ||4|
|Related Sciences. Take all four:|||
PHYS201: General Physics I
| PHYS202: General Physics II||4|
| CHEM103 or CHEM107: General Chemistry I||4|
| CHEM104 or CHEM108: General Chemistry II||4|
|Neuroscience. Take all three:|||
| PSYC100: General Psychology||3|
| OR NSCI100: Psychological and Brain Sciences||3|
| PSYC209: Measurement and Statistics|
MATH202, MATH205, STAT200, or SOCI301 are approved substitutions. If you received STAT200 credit through AP Statistics, you must still fulfill this requirement.
If you are double majoring with Psychology, only 4 courses can count for both sets of requirements. Neuroscience majors may NOT minor in Psychology.
| NSCI320: Introduction to Neuroscience||3|
|Core Courses (Group A). Select three from the following:||9|
| NSCI426: Advanced Neuroanatomy
| NSCI427: Advanced Neurophysiology
| NSCI428: Advanced Neuropharmacology
| NSCI429: Integrative Neuroscience I
| NSCI430: Integrative Neuroscience II
| NSCI433: Cognitive Neuroscience|||
| NSCI438: Clinical Neuroscience|
| NSCI442: Social Neuroscience|
|Free Electives.* Select four from the following:||12|
| PSYC310: Sensation and Perception
| PSYC312: Learning and Motivation
| PSYC340: Cognition
| NSCI368: Research|||
| NSCI432: Developmental Neuroscience|||
| NSCI435: Hormones and Behavior|||
| NSCI436: Nature vs Nurture|||
| NSCI468: Research|||
| BISC439: Developmental Neurobiology|||
|*Includes any additional NSCI course from the Core Courses (Group A) list.|||
|*Includes any other NSCI 200-400 level course.|||
|*Includes up to three of the following BISC courses:|
BISC305: Cell Biology (formerly titled Cell Physiology)
BISC306: General Physiology
BISC401: Molecular Biology of the Cell
BISC403: Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
BISC315: Experimental Cell Physiology
BISC316: Experimental Physiology
BISC411: Experimental Microbiology of the Cell
BISC413: Advanced Genetics Laboratory
Please make sure you check the prerequisites for each of these BISC courses when planning your schedules. For example, BISC403 requires BISC207 and one semester of organic chemistry.
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