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Neuroscience (B.A., B.S.)

The Neuroscience Department provides students with an interest in the nervous system the opportunity to explore the discipline at levels of analysis ranging from molecules to societal interaction.

A student who graduates from Thiel College with a major in neuroscience will:

  • Develop an interdisciplinary knowledge base in neuroscience;
  • Refine communications skills;
  • Actively contribute to their own professional development.

Neuroscience Program Honors Students will be considered for program honors if they achieve a 3.5 GPA in the major.

B.A. Major Requirements (44-47 CH)

  • NSCI 101* The College Brain (4 CH)
  • NSCI 202 Intro. Neuroscience (4 CH)
  • NSCI 250 Neuro. Methods (pending) (4 CH)
  • NSCI 333 Junior Seminar in Neuro. (PIC) (2 CH)
  • NSCI 400 Advanced Neuro (pending) (4 CH)
  • NSCI 409 Internship in Neuroscience (WIC) (2 CH)
  • NSCI 444 Senior Seminar in Neuro. (PIC) 2 CH
  • NSCI 499 Neuroscience Research 2 CH

Related Science Courses

  • CHEM 140 General Chemistry (4 CH
  • CHEM 160 General Chemistry II (4 CH)
  • PHIL 267 Ethics or PHIL 387 Medical Ethics (3 CH) 

Depth in Neuroscience Related Areas

Choose any three courses, not more than one per department, from the elective list included below the B.S. requirements.

B.S. Major Requirements (52-55 CH)

  • NSCI 101* The College Brain (4 CH) 
  • NSCI 202 Intro. Neuroscience (4 CH)
  • NSCI 250 Neuro. Methods (pending) (4 CH)
  • NSCI 333 Junior Seminar in Neuro. (PIC) (2 CH) 
  • NSCI 400 Advanced Neuro (pending) (4 CH)
  • NSCI 409 Internship in Neuroscience (WIC) (2 CH) 
  • NSCI 444 Senior Seminar in Neuro. (PIC) (2 CH) 
  • NSCI 499 Neuroscience Research (2 CH)
  • CHEM 140 & 160 Gen Chemistry I & 2 (8 CH) 
  • CHEM 200 & 210 Organic Chem I & II (8 CH) 
  • PHIL 267 Ethics or PHIL 387 Medical Ethics (3 CH)

* Students who transfer or declare a neuroscience major after their first year may request to substitute BIOL 145 or PSY 150 for the NSCI 101.

Depth in Neuroscience Related Areas

Choose any three courses from the elective list below, not more than one per department.

Note: Elective courses may have prerequisites not listed here.

  • BIO 111 Edible Botany (4 CH)
  • BIO 272 Animal Behavior (4 CH) 
  • BIO 322 Genetics (WIC) (4CH) 
  • BIO 393 Cell Biology (WIC) (4 CH)
  • BIO 399 Molecular Biology (WIC) (4 CH) 
  • CSC 193 Nat & Dev of Lang (WIC) (3 CH)
  • CSD 214 Speech and Hearing Sci (3 CH) 
  • CHEM 345 Biochem I (4 CH) 
  • CHEM 348 Biochem II (3 CH)
  • CHEM 400 Adv Top Biochem (WIC) (3 CH) 
  • EDU 110 Child Dev (3 CH) 
  • ENGL 455 Linguistics (3 CH) 
  • NSCI 125 Sci of Cooking (4 CH)
  • NSCI 209 Neuropsychopharm. (4 CH)
  • NSCI 315 Topics in Neuro. (3 or 4 CH)
  • PHIL 347 Phil of Mind (WIC) (3 CH)
  • PHIL 397 Phil of Science (WIC) (3 CH) 
  • PHYS 164 Intro Physics II (4CH) 
  • PSY 270 Neuropsychology (3 CH)
  • PSY 340 Cond & Learning (WIC) (4 CH)
  • PSY 343 Sen and Perception (WIC) (4 CH) 
  • PSY 444 Cog. Theories (WIC) (3 CH) 
  • REL 250 Psych. of Religion (WIC) (3 CH)
  • SOC 381 Medical Sociology (WIC) (3 CH)
  • SOC 391 Sociology of Aging (WIC) (3 CH)