Neuroscience B.S. - Cognitive Neuroscience

The University of Montana Neuroscience Program also offers a combined Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Neuroscience with an emphasis on Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience. This five-year (“4 + 1”) accelerated program is specifically designed for students who have demonstrated academic excellence and are deeply interested in pursuing intensive research training in preparation for graduate/professional schools, or who wish to enter the biomedical/biotech sector with advanced standing. The first 3 years of study are aligned with the existing Cellular & Molecular track of the B.S. in Neuroscience. Some students in the Cognitive & Behavioral track may also be eligible, depending upon their course selections. In the 4th year, students will take graduate neuroscience courses and complete their B.S. degree. This will allow students to enter the Neuroscience Graduate Program with advanced standing and, pending completion and defense of an M.S. thesis project, earn an M.S. in 5 years. See the Neuroscience website for details on the curriculum and regulations in the Neuroscience B.S./M.S. Program.

Bachelor of Science - Neuroscience; Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration

College of Humanities & Sciences

Degree Specific Credits: 71-87

Required Cumulative GPA: 2.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

General Education Requirements

Information regarding these requirements can be found in the General Education Section of the catalog.

Summary

Neuroscience Core Courses

25

Other Required Courses

26-33

Additional Major Courses

19-20

Intersection Courses

1-9

Total Hours

71-87


Neuroscience Core Courses

Note: BIOH 458 satisfies the Upper Division Writing Requirement for the major.

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N
& BIOB 161N

Principles of Living Systems
and Prncpls of Living Systems Lab

4

BIOB 260

Cellular and Molecular Biology

4

BIOB 272

Genetics and Evolution

4

NEUR 280

From Molecules to Mind - Fundamentals of Neuroscience

3

NEUR 281

Fundamentals of Neuroscience II

3

NEUR 380

Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience

3

NEUR 458

Neuroscience Research

4

Total Hours

25

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Other Required Courses

Mathematics and Physics

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

M 162

Applied Calculus

4

PHSX 205N
& PHSX 206N

College Physics I
and College Physics I Laboratory

5

PHSX 207N
& PHSX 208N

College Physics II
and College Physics II Laboratory

5

Complete one of the following courses:

STAT 216

Introduction to Statistics

3-4

or PSYX 222

Psychological Statistics

Total Hours

17-18

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Chemistry

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following Chemistry sequences:

9-15

CHMY 121N

Introduction to General Chemistry

CHMY 123

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry

CHMY 124

Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Lab

OR

CHMY 141N
& CHMY 142N

College Chemistry I
and College Chemistry I Lab

CHMY 143N
& CHMY 144N

College Chemistry II
and College Chemistry II Lab

CHMY 221
& CHMY 222

Organic Chemistry I
and Organic Chemistry I Lab

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Additional Major Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

BCH 380

Biochemistry

4

PSYX 270

Fund Psychology of Learning

3

PSYX 280

Fund of Memory and Cognition

3

PSYX 356

Human Neuropsychology

3

Total Hours

13

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Code

Title

Hours

Complete two of the following courses:

6-7

BIOB 301

Developmental Biology

BIOH 365

Human Anatomy and Physiology for Health Professions I

KIN 330

Motor Learning and Control

NEUR 441

CNS Diseases

NEUR 475

Neuropharmacology

NEUR 481

Systems Neuroscience of Behavior and Cognition

NEUR 491

ST: Neuroanatomy

PSYX 352

Comparative Psychology

Total Hours

6-7

Minimum Required Grade: C-


Intersection Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses

1-9

BIOE 406

Behavior & Evolution

DANC 345

New Visions Dance

ECNS 491

Special Topics (Behavioral/Experimental Economics)

HTH 430

Health and Mind/Body/Spirit

PSYX 233

Fund of Psychology of Aging

Total Hours

1-9

Minimum Required Grade: C-