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Neuroscience Program, Honors Tutorial College

The Honors Tutorial College is a tutorial-based degree granting honors college with about 250 exceptional students in 35 diverse programs.

The Neuroscience Program has ~10 exceptional students with interests in behavioral, cognitive, medical, molecular, physiological, psychological, or quantitative neuroscience. Students participate in individualized tutorials every semester, as well as regular courses that prepare them for graduate and professional school.

Advising and Monitoring

Each student receives advice from the Director of Studies regarding selection and sequencing of courses, tutorial possibilities, choice of a thesis adviser, and other procedural matters. A committee composed of the Director of Studies and the Thesis Adviser will monitor the thesis work.

Evaluation

Students throughout the program earn letter grades consistent with the university grading system and are expected to maintain a GPA of 3.5 or higher. In addition to letter grade assessments, tutors complete quarterly course descriptions and evaluations of each student's work, including academic standing and academic attitude. Students who earn less than a B, or who maintain less than a 3.5 GPA will need to confer with the Director of Studies and/or the Dean of the College about continuation in the program.

Required Courses

Tutorials

  • HC 2500: Honors (First Year) Seminar
  • NEUR 2970T: Neuroscience Tutorial
  • NEUR 2980T: Neuroscience Tutorial
  • NEUR 2971T: Neuroscience Tutorial
  • NEUR 2981T: Neuroscience Tutorial
  • NEUR 3970T: Neuroscience Tutorial
  • NEUR 3980T: Neuroscience Tutorial
  • NEUR 4970T: Neuroscience Senior Thesis
  • NEUR 4980T: Neuroscience Senior Thesis

Core Components: Biology + Neuroscience

  • BIOS 1700/5: Bio. Sci. I: Molecules & Cells + Lab
  • BIOS 1710/5: Bio. Sci. II: Eco, Evo, Animal Sys + Lab
  • BIOS 3100: General Genetics
  • BIOS 3200: Animal Cell Biology
  • BIOS 3430/5: Physiology + Lab
  • BIOS 4130: Human Neuroscience
  • BIOS 4140: Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience
  • BIOS 4150: Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience

Core Components: Chemistry, Math, Physics

  • CHEM 1510: Chemistry I (with lab)
  • CHEM 1520: Chemistry II (with lab)
  • CHEM 3050: Organic Chemistry I
  • CHEM 3060: Organic Chemistry II
  • MATH 2301: Calculus I
  • MATH 2302: Calculus II (highly recommended)
  • MATH 2500: Statistics
  • PHYS 2001 or 2051: Physics I
  • PHYS 2002 or 2052: Physics II

Core Components: English

  • ENG 1510: Freshman Composition
  • ENG 3080: Junior Composition

Selected Elective Courses

  • BIOS 2060: Drugs and the Brain
  • BIOS 3030: Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy
  • BIOS 3010/5: Human Anatomy + Lab
  • BIOS 3105: Genetics Lab
  • BIOS 3205: Cell and Microbiology Techniques
  • BIOS 3300: Principles of Evolution
  • BIOS 4180: Computational Neuroscience
  • BIOS 4270: Mechanisms of Gene Regulation
  • BIOS 3500: Principles of Endocrinology
  • BIOS 4630/5: Biological Chemistry + Lab
  • BIOS 4730: Animal Behavior
  • CHEM 3080: Organic Chemistry I Lab
  • CHEM 3085: Organic Chemistry II Lab
  • CS 2300 Computer Programming in Java
  • CS 2400 Intro Computer Science I
  • CS 2401 Intro Computer Science II
  • MATH 3210: Linear Algebra
  • MATH 3400: Elementary Differential Equations
  • MATH 4500: Theory of Statistics
  • MATH 4470: Applied Dynamical Systems
  • MATH 4500: Theory of Statistics
  • PHIL 2500: Philosophy of Mind
  • PHIL 4160: Philosophy of Science
  • PHYS 4301: Cell and Molecular Biophysics
  • PSY 2310: Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 3210: Sensation and Perception
  • PSY 3240: Human Psychophysiology
  • PSY 3250: Psychology of Health and Illness
  • PSY 3310: Human Memory
  • PSY 4210: Clinical Neuropsychology
  • TSL5680: Foundations in Bioethics

 

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