Neuroscience Second Major for ISP Students

Students must also complete the Undergraduate Registration Requirement and the degree requirements of their home school.

The Integrated Science Program is a highly selective BA program in Weinberg College. It is possible to complete a double major in ISP and Neuroscience with an Allied Field of Computation and Systems Modeling by completing the courses below in addition to ISP requirements. Note that NEUROSCI 311-0 in ISP is required to be completed by students doing the second major in neuroscience; students completing both majors may not substitute INTG_SCI 398-0 or another course for a neuroscience course in the ISP curriculum. ISP students should take NEUROSCI 311-0 in their sophomore or junior year.

Course Title
Required course:
NEUROSCI 206-0Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience
2 Neuroscience Electives with a primary focus on human behavior and the human brain (Group A Elective), chosen from:
COG_SCI 210-0Language and the Brain
CSD 303-0Brain and Cognition
or PSYCH 327-0 Brain and Cognition
CSD 310-0Biological Foundations of Speech and Music
PSYCH 110-0Introduction to Psychology
PSYCH 228-0Cognitive Psychology
PSYCH 330-0Special Topics in Cognition/Neuroscience (Brain and Language)
PSYCH 244-0Developmental Psychology
PSYCH 248-0Health Psychology
PSYCH 324-0Perception
PSYCH 328-0Brain Damage and the Mind
PSYCH 391-0Advanced Seminar in Cognition or Neuroscience (Psychoneuroimmuniology)
PSYCH 392-0Advanced Seminar in Psychology (With the approval of the director of undergraduate studies)
2 Neuroscience Electives with a primary focus on molecular, cellular, and systems-level mechanisms of brain function (Group B Elective), chosen from:
NEUROSCI 303-0Molecular Mechanisms of Neuropsychopharmacology
NEUROSCI 304-0Developmental Neurobiology
NEUROSCI 320-0Animal Behavior
NEUROSCI 324-0Neurobiology of Biological Clocks and Sleep
NEUROSCI 325-0Neurobiology of Stress, Adversity, and Resilience
NEUROSCI 326-0Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
NEUROSCI 350-0Advanced Neurophysiology Laboratory
NEUROSCI 355-0Neurogenetics of Behavior Laboratory
NEUROSCI 357-0Neuroanatomy Laboratory
NEUROSCI 360-0Neuroscience of Brain Disorders
NEUROSCI 365-0Neurobiology of Prediction
NEUROSCI 370-0Genetic and Circuit Analysis of Motivated Behavior
NEUROSCI 377-0Neurobiology of Sensation and Perception
NEUROSCI 390-0Topics in Neuroscience (With approval of the director of undergraduate studies)
BIOL_SCI 303-0Molecular Neurobiology
BIOL_SCI 307-0Brain Structure, Function, and Evolution
ES_APPM 370-1Introduction to Computational Neuroscience

Honors in Neuroscience

Majors with strong academic records and significant research accomplishments may pursue honors in neuroscience. Interested students should contact the director of undergraduate studies by email no later than the beginning of fall quarter senior year. Considerations for honors include GPA and the quality of a written thesis based on the student’s research. Students also must complete at least 1 quarter of NEUROSCI 399-0 Independent Study in Neuroscience and NEUROSCI 398-0 Senior Thesis Seminar in winter of senior year. Students meeting department requirements may be recommended to the college for graduation with honors. For more information consult the department website and see Honors in the Major.