College of Veterinary Medicine

Neuroscience Program

Neuroscience - Undergraduate Curriculum


Core Requirements

First and Second Year Curriculum
Prefix Course No. [GER] Title Credits
Biol 106, 107 (L) [B] Introduction to Biology 4/4
Chem 105, 106 (L) [P] Principles of Chemistry 4
Chem1 345   Elementary Organic Chemistry 4
Math 140 or 171 [N] Math for Life Science or Calculus 4
Physics2 101, 102 (L) [P] General Physics 4/4
Psych 105 [S] Introduction to Psychology 3

Total Credits for Freshman & Sophomore Years

35
1Pre-Med, Pre-Dental, & Pre-Opt students should take the year-long sequence (345/346/348).

2Physics 201/202 or 205/206 (Honors) may substitute.
 

 

Major Core Courses

 
Third and Fourth Year Curriculum  
Prefix Course No. [GER] Title Credits
Neuro 301 or 302   Exploring the Brain or Honors 3
Psych 311   Elementary Statistics in Psychology 4
MBios 303   Introductory Biochemistry 4
Psych 384 Psychology of Perception 3
 or Psych 390   Operant Behavior 3
 or Biol 438 Animal Behavior 3
 or Neuro  409   Affective Neuroscience 3
Neuro 403 [M] Cellular Neurobiology 3
Neuro 404 Neuroanatomy 4
Neuro 430 [M] Principles of Neurophysiology 4
Neuro 490 Senior Project 1
Neuro 495 or 499   Directed Research or Special Problems 2
Total Credits for Junior and Senior Years 27

 

Elective Courses

 
Neuroscience majors select nine (9) credits.  
Prefix Course No. [GER] Title Credits
Biol4 315   Gross and Microanatomy 4
Biol 321   Principles of Animal Development  
Biol 352   Cell Physiology 3
Biol 353 Mammalian Physiology 4
Biol 438 [M] Animal Behavior 3
MBios1,4 301 General Genetics 4
MBios2 305   General Microbiology 3
MBios 401 Introduction to Cellular Biology 3
Neuro 409 Affective Neuroscience 3
Psych 265 Biopsychological Effects of Alcohol and other Drugs 3
Psych 312 [M] Experimental Methods in Psychology 4
Psych 372 [B] Introduction to Physiological Psychology 3
Psych 384   Psychology of Perception 3
Psych 390   Operant Behavior 3
Psych 473 [M] Advanced Physiological Psychology 3
VAn3 308 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3

1
Recommended for entrance to Medical or Veterinary school.

2 Recommended for entrance to Dental school and Optometry school.

3 Recommended for entrance to Veterinary school.

4 Recommended for entrance to Medical school
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Suggested Schedule for Neuroscience majors.

 

Other Optional Elective Courses1

 
Neuro 138 Neuroscience Freshman Seminar 1
Neuro 506 Generation, Degeneration, Regeneration in the Nervous System 2
Neuro 520 Functional Neuroscience 4
Neuro 529 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology 3
Neuro 540 Special Topics in Integrative Neuroscience 3
Neuro 541 Special Topics in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 3
Neuro 542 Special Topics in Disciplinary Neuroscience 3
Neuro 543 Special Topics in Behavioral/Clinical Neuroscience 3

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Seniors who have at least a 3.00 grade point average in the last half of their undergraduate coursework at Washington State University may register for up to six semester hours of work in the Graduate School in excess of the number of hours required to complete the bachelor's degree.  Graduate School approval is required at the time of registration.  Only grades of "B" or higher may be applied toward an advanced degree.  Seniors who wish to enroll in 500-level courses for undergraduate credit must obtain the approval of their major advisor and the Chair of the department or program in which the course is offered.
Last Edited: Mar 29, 2013 8:58 AM   

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