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2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog 
2019-2020 Edgewood College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, BS

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Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field of study devoted to understanding the relationship between brain and behavior. Drawing prominently from biology and psychology, the central tenet of Neuroscience is that all behavior can be understood in terms of its underlying molecular, cellular and neural systems.

Students will learn foundational laboratory skills and core concepts through coursework across many disciplines. Students will develop oral and written scientific communication skills as well as the ability to critically evaluate scientific research. Neuroscience majors can specialize their focus through community internships and independent mentored research, which is designed to prepare students for careers and/or graduate study in various sciences and health-related fields.

The following entry requirements must be met prior to a student declaring the Neuroscience major:

  • A minimum of a grade of B/C in PSY 101  and BIO 151  (or BIO 152 ),
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.

Major Requirements

Required Coursework

A minimum of 54 credits to include:

Psychology Core

(12 cr.)

Biology Core

(11 cr.)

Research Core

(3-4 cr.) Choose one in consultation with advisor:

Chemistry Core

(8 cr.)

Philosophy Core

(3 cr.)

Math Core

(2-4 cr.) Choose one:

Neuroscience Core

The below courses, totalling at least 3 credits. (At least 1 credit of NEURO 495 or 496 must be taken, determined in consultation with advisor.)


(12 cr.) Choose three courses from the below list, at least one of which must be a Psychology course:

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