Class of 2016/2017 Neurobiology Requirements

The requirements for the Neurobiology concentration were changed in Fall 2015. Students graduating in Spring 2017 or earlier can follow these requirements:

Introductory Biology (2 - 3 CU):

  • Track 1: BIOL 121 with 123 and BIOL 124 (2.0 cu) 
  • Track 2: BIOL 101 and 102 (3.0 cu) 
Chemistry (3 CU):
  • CHEM 101 or 115 with 53 (1.5 CUs)
  • CHEM 102 or 116 with 54 (1.5 CUs)
  • CHEM 241 (1 CU)
  • CHEM 242 (1 CU)
  • CHEM 245 (1 CU)

Physics (1.5 CU):

  • PHYS 102 or 151 (1.5 CUs)
Calculus and Statistics (2 CU):
  • MATH 104 (1 CU)
  • MATH 114 or 115 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 446 or STAT 111 or STAT 102 (1 CU) 
Intermediate Biology (2.5 CU):
  • BIOL 221 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 251 (1.5 CU) This course is essential and must be completed before the end of junior year
Advanced Neurobiology (1 CU)

select one course from the following list

  • BIOL 436 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 442 (1 CU) - Not offered Fall 2015
  • BIOL 451 (1 CU) - Not offered Spring 2016
  • BIOL 466 or BIOL 488 can be taken in place of BIOL 442 or 451
Three Electives (3 CU):

At least one of the three electives must be principally a neurobiology course (indicated by bold type)
Cellular, Molecular, and Developmental Biology (2 CU) 

  • BIOL 202 or 205 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 204 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 354 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 421 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 425 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 436 (1 CU) Only if not taken to fulfill the advanced neurobiology requirement
  • BIOL 488 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 269 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 270 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 350 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 480 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 482 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 492 (1 CU)
  • PHYS 280 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 540 (1 CU)
  • NGG  572 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling
  • NGG  596 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling
  • NGG  597 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling

Systems and Integrative Biology (1 CU)

  • BIOL 215 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 231 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 432 (1 CU)
  • BIOL 442 (1 CU) Only if not taken to fulfill the advanced neurobiology requirement
  • BIOL 451 (1 CU) Only if not taken to fulfill the advanced neurobiology requirement
  • BIBB 227 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 249 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 421 (1 CU)
  • BIBB 460 (1 CU)
  • PSYC 451(1 CU)
  • PHYS 585 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling
  • NGG  573 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling
  • NGG  592 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling
  • NGG  593 (1 CU) Permission of concentration advisor required before enrolling
Research Experience (2 CU):

2 CU of indepependant study (BIOL399 and 499) are required for the concentration.  Students are required to present their research at the annual Symposium on Undergraduate Research in Biology (SURB) poster session, held at the end of the Spring Term.