University of Evansville

Neuroscience

The UE neuroscience program offers students a challenging curriculum, taught by talented faculty, that will prepare them for careers in psychology, medicine, research, or a variety of other, related fields.

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Neuroscience at UE

Students who major in Neuroscience at UE will have the opportunity to work with talented faculty from multiple disciplines who mentor them in preparation for careers ranging from professor and physician to pharmaceutical or biotechnical positions.

Programs

Students interested in how the brain regulates thoughts and behavior may earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major or minor in neuroscience. Eventual career options include teaching and research as a university professor, employment with a pharmaceutical or biotechnology company as a research scientist, and practice as a physician or other health care provider. Neuroscience majors have the option to take major courses at Harlaxton for a semester or summer. Students interested in neuroscience may, as an option, pursue a major in psychology with a specialization in behavioral neuroscience. See the university catalog for details.

Major Requirements

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience at the University of Evansville, students must complete the following 120-hour curriculum.

Required Lower-Division Courses - 36 hours

  • BIOL 119 General Biology (4 credits) (Outcome 8)
  • BIOL 120 General Zoology (3 credits)
  • CHEM 118 Principles of Chemistry (4 credits) (Outcome 8)
  • ​CHEM 240 Organic Chemistry I (4 credits)
  • ​MATH 221 Calculus I (4 credits) (Outcome 7)
  • NEUR 125 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • ​PHIL 121 Introductory Ethics (3 credits) (Outcome 4)
  • PSYC 121 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits) (Outcome 9)
  • ​PSYC 245 Statistics for Psychologists (4 credits)
  • ​PSYC 246 Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits)

Required Upper-Division Courses - 28 hours

  • BIOL 331 Genetics (4 credits)
  • BIOL 427 Animal Physiology (4 credits)
  • CHEM 341 Organic Chemistry II (5 credits)
  • CHEM 370 Biochemistry I (3 credits)
  • CHEM 371 Biochemistry I Lab (1 credits)
  • NEUR 355 Sensation and Perception (3 credits)
  • NEUR 357 Neuropsychology (3 credits)
  • NEUR 358 Neuropsychology Lab (1 credits)
  • NEUR 457 Advanced Neuroscience (3 credits)
  • NEUR 479 Internship in Neuroscience or NEUR 489 Research in Neuroscience (1 credit)

Neuroscience Tracks - 12 hours

Choose twelve hours from one of the following tracks:

  • Behavioral Neuroscience Elective Track
    • BIOL 333 Animal Behavior (3 credits)
    • COGS 498 Special Topics in Cogntive Science (3 credits)
    • NEUR 499 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 credits)
    • PHYS 121 Algebra Physics I (4 credits) or PHYS 211 Calculus Physics I
    • PHYS 122 Algebra Physics II (4 credits) or PHYS 212 Calculus Physics II
    • PSYC 259 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
    • PSYC 366 Cognitive Psychology (3 credits)
    • PSYC 450 Learning (3 credits)
    • PSYC 466 Cognitive Development (3 credits)
  • Molecular Neuroscience Elective Track
    • BIOL 340 Cellular and Molecular Biology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 425 Developmental Biology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 430 Microbiology (4 credits)
    • BIOL 442 Immunology (4 credits)
    • CHEM 360 Quantitative Analysis (4 credits)
    • CHEM 473 Biochemistry II (3 credits)
    • CHEM 474 Biochemistry II Lab (1 credits)
    • NEUR 499 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 credits)
    • PHYS 121 Algebra Physics I (4 credits) or PHYS 211 Calculus Physics I (4 credits)
    • PHYS 122 Algebra Physics II (4 credits) or PHYS 212 Calculus Physics II (4 credits)

Capstone Course 3-4 hours

  • BIOL 480 Senior Seminar I (2) and BIOL 481 Senior Seminar II (2) or BIOL 482 Applied Biology Senior Seminar (3) or
  • PSYC 490 Senior Review & Senior Thesis (3 credits)

Elective courses should be chosen carefully in consultation with an advisor to complement a student's education and career goals.

Remaining General Education Courses - 19 hours

All students at the University of Evansville must complete a general education program according to the following distribution. See the UE 2015-2017 Catalog for the precise requirements.

  • Outcome 1: First Year Seminar (3 hours)
  • Outcome 2: Engagement with imaginative expressions of the human condition​ (3 hours)
  • Outcome 3: Knowledge of human history and the historical context of knowledge (3 hours)
  • Outcome 5: Understanding of human aesthetic creation and artistic creativity (3 hours)
  • Outcome 6: Linguistic and cultural competence in a language other than one’s own (3 hours)
  • Outcome 9: Understanding of core concepts of society, humanbehavior, and civic knowledge (3 hours)
  • Outcome 10: Knowledge and responsibility in relation to healthand wellness (1 hour)

Minor Requirements

To earn a minor in Neuroscience at the University of Evansville, students must complete the following 22-hour curriculum.

Required Courses - 10 hours

  • NEUR/PSYC 125 Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience (3 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 357 Neuropsychology (3 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 358 Neuropsychology Laboratory (1 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 457 Advanced Neuroscience (3 hours)

Elective Courses - 12 hours

  • BIOL 333 Animal Behavior (3 hours)
  • BIOL 427 Animal Physiology (4 hours)
  • COGS 498 Seminar in Cognitive Science (3 hours)
  • NEUR/PSYC 355 Sensation and Perception (3 hours)
  • PSYC 366 Cognitive Psychology (3 hours)
  • PSYC 450 Learning (3 hours)
  • PSYC 466 Cognitive Development (3 hours)
  • NEUR 499 Special Topics in Neuroscience (3 hours)