The Department of Chemistry collaborates with the biology and psychology departments in the interdisciplinary concentration in neuroscience. The coordinating department is Psychological Science and the concentration is intended for biology, chemistry, and psychology majors who desire an interdisciplinary approach to the study of physiology, biochemistry, and behavior of higher organisms. We strongly recommend that interested students investigate the neuroscience concentration as early as possible in their academic careers. A GPA of 2.5 or higher in BL 155-158 and CH 141-144 is required for admission into the concentration.
Chemistry majors who participate in the neuroscience concentration should complete the Biochemistry concentration.
Neuroscience Coordinator: Dr. Helen Murphy, Department of Psychological Science
Required courses for Chemistry majors:
|Course Number||Course Name||Credit Hours|
|Total Neuroscience Concentration Hours (for Chemistry Majors)||45|
|CH 141, 142, 143, 144||General Chemistry I-II & Lab I-II||10|
|CH 221, 222, 223, 224||Organic Chemistry I-II & Lab I-II||8|
|CH 435, 436||Biochemistry I-II||6|
|BL 155/156, 157/158||Principles of Biology I-II & Lab I-II||8|
|BL 360/360L||Human Physiology & Lab||4|
|PS 497N *||Advanced Research Topics in Neuroscience||3|
- A GPA of 3.0 is required for enrollment in PS 497N. An additional BL or PS course approved by the neuroscience coordinator may be substituted for PS 497N.