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Neuroscience BS - Program Requirements

(HEGIS: 04.25 NEUROSCIENCES, CIP: 26.1501 Neuroscience.)

Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology

Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences
955 Main Street
3rd Floor, Suite 3102
Buffalo, NY 14203

Fraser Sim, PhD
Associate Professor and Faculty Mentor

David Dietz, PhD
Professor and Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Neuroscience BS Program

Academic Requirements

Students are required to maintain a 2.500 major GPA as well as a 2.500 University GPA to remain in the program. Students who fall below 2.500 will be given one academic semester and one summer session to raise their major GPA at or above 2.500.

All undergraduate majors include at least 24-credit hours at the upper division (at least 300-level).

Academic Advice

It is important students consult their academic advisor when making decision related to their academic progress.

Students interested in pursuing a BS in Neuroscience should contact the Jacobs School Undergraduate Education office for more information or email Neuroscience.

Transfer Credit Policy

Students interested in applying transfer work to degree requirements should refer to the TAURUS website for articulation.

Courses may be transferred from other educational institutions if they are equivalent. Students should consult with the Jacobs School academic advisor to determine equivalency.

Prerequisite Courses

There are no prerequisite courses required for admission into the Neuroscience BS program.

Required Courses

BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry I
CHE 113 General Chemistry lab
CHE 102 General Chemistry II
CHE 114 General Chemistry II lab
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry
MTH 121 or MTH 141 Survey of Calculus and Its Applications I or College Calculus I
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
NRS 301 The Brain
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PGY 412 Applied Physiology
NRS 401 Principles of Biomedical Neuroscience I
NRS 402 Principles of Biomedical Neuroscience II
NRS 416 Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology
PAS 311 Neuroanatomy
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
BCH 403 Biochemical Principles or BIO 305 Biochemical Principles or Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
BCH 410 Biomedical Genetics 

Elective Courses

Students are required to take a minimum of 20 credits of elective work from the approved elective list. Students must select a minimum of 3 credits from Biological Sciences (BIO) and a minimum of 3 credits from Psychology (PSY). The remaining electives credits can be fulfilled with any course listed below. 

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Neuroscience BS degree
Credits Required for Major90
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum32
Additional Credits Required for Electives0
Total Credits Required for Degree122

Students should consult with an academic advisor to determine how any transfer or exam credit might be utilized in meeting general education, prerequisite, or major requirements.

See Baccalaureate Degree Requirements for general education and remaining university requirements.

Total Credit Hours Required represents the minimum credits needed to complete this program, and may vary based on a number of circumstances. This chart should not be used for financial aid purposes.

Published: Jan 30, 2023 10:57:50