468 McConnell Hall
15 Academic Way
University of New Hampshire
Neuroscience and Behavior Major - Bachelor of Science
Neuroscience and Behavior offers a program of study in disciplines important to understanding brain function. This is an intercollege major that brings together topics in neurobiology (anatomy, physiology, neurochemistry, genetics) with elements of psychology and cognitive science. Students will complete a series of foundation courses in biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics that include many of the courses required for medical school as well as core courses and electives in integrative neuroscience or animal behavior. Students will develop critical thinking and oral and written communication skills by actively exploring the content, theory, and methods of the neurosciences. The program provides strong preparation for entry into graduate programs in neuroscience, behavior, pharmacology, and medicine. The Psychology and Biological Sciences departments administer the program jointly. The degree awarded is the BS.
All biology and psychology foundation courses, core courses and all electives must be completed with a C- or better.
Required for all students in both options
|Number of |
|2||Introductory Biology||BIOL 411 and 412|
|4||Chemistry||2 semesters Inorganic Chemistry
1 semester Organic Chemistry**
1 semester Biochemistry
|1||Statistics||BIOL 528 or PSYC 402|
|1||First Year Seminar||NSB 400*|
*Required for first-year students, optional for all others
**Students expecting to go to graduate school, or who are pre-professional, are advised to take both semesters of Physics, Calculus (MATH 424B), and two semesters of Organic Chemistry.
There will be two foci: Integrative Neuroscience and Animal Behavior.
Students will choose elective courses that make a coherent program.
Students may also design their own program with the approval of an advisor.
Core Courses (Choose 3):
|Animal Behavior (ZOOL 713)||X|
|Drugs and Behavior (PSYC 733)||X|
|Genetics (GEN 604)||X||X|
|Neurobiology & Behavior (ZOOL 777)||X||X|
|Psychobiology (PSYC 531)||X||X|
Electives (Choose 4):
Choose 4 from the list below or from the Core Courses above.
Those most appropriate to each option are marked with an X.
Those strongly suggested are marked with an X
|Addictive Behavior (PSYC 714D)||X|
|Animal Cognition (PSYC 720)||X||X|
|Attention Disorders (PSYC 736)||X|
|Behavioral Medicine (PSYC 737)||X|
|Brain and Behavior (PSYC 731)||X|
|Cognitive Neuroscience (PSYC 741)||X|
|Eukaryotic Cell & Devel. Biology (BMCB 605)||X|
|Neuobiology of Mood Disorders (PSYC 735)||X|
|Sensation and Perception (PSYC 511)||X|
|Visual Perception (710)||X|
|Animal Physiology (ZOOL 625 & 626)||X||X|
|Neurology (KIN 706/707)||X|
|Behavior Analysis (PSYC 521)||X|
|Ecology (BIOL 541)||X|
|Ecology of Animal Behavior (ZOOL 714)||X|
|Endocrinology (BMS 702)||X||X|
|Evolution (ZOOL 690)||X|
|Inventory and Monitoring (NR 740)||X|
|Principles of Conservation Biology (NR 650)||X|
|Psychology of Primates (PSYC 512)||X|
|Vertebrae Biology (NR 655)||X|
|Wildlife Habitats (NR 615)||X|
|Wildlife Population Dynamics (NR 640 or 741)||X|
468 McConnell Hall