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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.
Application for NSB program.
For students entering UNH, Fall 2015 or later.
For students admitted to UNH prior to Fall 2015, click here for curriculum requirements.
All biology and psychology foundation courses, core courses and all electives must be completed with a C- or better. Chemistry and physics courses must be completed with a D- or better.
Required for all students
|BIOL 411||Introductory Biology: Mollecular and Cellular (BS Discovery)|
|BIOL 412||Introduction to Biology: Evolution, Biodiversity and Ecology|
|BIOL 528 or PSYC 402||Statistics (QR Discovery)|
|BMCB 658/659||General Biochemistry/Lab|
|CHEM 403||General Chemistry I (PS Discovery)|
|CHEM 404||General Chemistry II|
|CHEM 545/546||Organic Chemistry/Lab|
|NSB 400*||Topics in Neuroscience and Behavior|
|PHYS 401||Introduction to Physics|
*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.
|NSB 500/501||Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Behavior I/ Lab|
|NSB 502/503||Fundamentals of Neuroscience and Behavior II/Lab|
Electives (Choose 5):
Choose 5 from the list below or from the Core Courses above.
|BIOL 541||General Ecology|
|BMCB 605||Eukaryotic Cell and Developmental Biology|
|BMS 507 or 508||Anatomy and Physiology I/II|
|BMS 718||Mammalian Physiology|
|GEN 706||Human Genetics|
|MEFB 714 (SML) (C)||Field Animal Behavior|
|NSB 727||Animal Communication|
|PHIL 630||Neuroscience and Philosophy|
|PSYC 511||Sensation and Perception|
|PSYC 521||Behavior Analysis|
|PSYC 710 (C)||Visual Perception|
|PSYC 716 (C)||Cognitive Neuroscience|
|PSYC 720 (C)||Animal Cognition|
|PSYC 731 (C)||Brain and Behavior|
|PSYC 733 (C)||Drugs and Behavior|
|PSYC 735 (C)||Neurobiology and Mood Disorders|
|PSYC 736 (C)||Attention Disorders|
|PSYC 737 (C)||Behavioral Medicine|
|PSYC 741W (C)||Addictive Behavior|
|PSYC 741W (C)||Behavioral Neuroscience|
|PSYC 741W (C)||Neuroscience of Memory|
|ZOOL 613||Animal Behavior|
|ZOOL 625||Animal Physiology|
|ZOOL 626 (C)||Animal Physiology Lab|
|ZOOL 726 (C)||Conservation Behavior|
|ZOOL 733 (C)||Behavioral Ecology|
|ZOOL 736||Genes and Behavior|
|790/795/796/ (C)||Independent Study|
|799H (C)||Honors thesis|
All students must complete a capstone experience and the Discovery Curriculum requirements. Courses that are typically eligible to fulfill the Capstone requirement are indicated with a (C). You can 1.) designate a course as a Capstone course, with additional requirements as determined by the instructor; 2.) complete one semester of Capstone research (BIOL 795, PSYC 795 or INCO 790; 4 credits); 3.) do an honors thesis in Neuroscience (NSB 799H) or Biology or Psychology (BIOL 799 or PSYC 797/799) or; 4.) participate in and advanced graduate seminar.