College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Chemistry

Neuroscience Concentration

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 NumberCourse NameCredit Hours
Total Neuroscience Concentration Hours (for Chemistry Majors)45
CH 141, 142, 143, 144General Chemistry I-II & Lab I-II10
CH 221, 222, 223, 224Organic Chemistry I-II & Lab I-II8
CH 435, 436Biochemistry I-II6
BL 155/156, 157/158Principles of Biology I-II & Lab I-II8
BL 360/360LHuman Physiology & Lab4
PS 326Psychobiology3
PS 426Psychopharmacology3
PS 497N *Advanced Research Topics in Neuroscience3


  • 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.



Updated: 3-8-17