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Neuroscience BS/MS - 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
Associate Professor and Chair

Associated Programs

Associated Subjects

Completing the Neuroscience BS/MS Program

Academic Advice

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

Students interested in pursuing a combined BS/MS 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.

Required Courses

Undergraduate Courses:

BCH 403 Biochemical Principles or BIO 305 Fundamentals of Biological Chemistry
BCH 410 Biomedical Genetics
BIO 200 Evolutionary Biology
BIO 201 Cell Biology
BIO 211 Cell Biology Lab
CHE 101 General Chemistry I
CHE 102 General Chemistry II
CHE 113 General Chemistry I Lab
CHE 114 General Chemistry II Lab
CHE 203/CHE 205 Organic Chemistry
CHE 204/CHE 206 Organic Chemistry
MTH 121 Survey of Calculus I or MTH 141 College Calculus I
NRS 301 The Brain
NRS 401 Principles of Biomedical Neuroscience
NRS 402 Principles of Biomedical Neuroscience II
PAS 311 Neuroanatomy
PGY 300 Human Physiology
PGY 412 Applied Physiology
PMY 302 Introduction to Pharmacology
PSY 101 Introductory Psychology
STA 119 Statistical Methods or PSY 207 Psychological Statistics or SOC 294 Basic Statistics for Social Sciences
5 courses (15 credits) of major electives

Elective Courses:

Students are required to take a minimum of 15 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. 

Graduate Courses:

NRS 520 Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
NRS 523 Laboratory Skills and Safety
NRS 524 Quantitative Neuroscience
NRS 600 Research (13 credits)
NRS 601 Research Seminar Evaluations
NRS 602 Research Seminar Presentations
PMY 516 Molecular Neuropsychopharmacology
One course (3 credits) graduate elective

Total Credit Hours Required

Total credit hours required for the Neuroscience BS/MS degrees
Credits Required for Major (Undergraduate)82
Additional Credits Required for UB Curriculum (Undergraduate) 29
Additional Credits Required for Electives (Undergraduate)
Credits Required for the Graduate MS
Total Credits Required for BS/MS Degree Program

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.

Refer to the Graduate School's Policies and Procedures Manual for requirements for master's degree candidates.

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: Sep 24, 2021 08:10:50