Neuroscience Concentration

Requirements for the Concentration

Core Courses:

There are four courses that are required as part of the concentration, including the capstone seminar. Only one of Biology 125 or 126 can be applied. Psychology 216 also requires completion of Psychology 217. Applicable courses are listed below:

(AP Biology does not count)

  • BIOL 125 Genes, Evolution, and Development
  • BIOL 125 Genes, Evolution, and Development: A Problem Solving Approach
  • BIOL 126 Energy Flow in Biological Systems
  • BIOL 386 Neurobiology
  • PSYC 216 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PSYC 217 Laboratory Research Methods in Behavioral Neuroscience


  • NEUR 395 Neuroscience Capstone Seminar


Students must take three elective courses. Among these, students must choose at least one course directly related to neuroscience and at least one that is related and relevant to the field. It is important to note that the third elective must be outside the student's major. See Neuroscience webpage to see which courses will complete which requirement.

  • BIOL 240 Genetics
  • BIOL 252 Environmental Animal Physiology
  • BIOL 332 Human Physiology
  • BIOL 333 Human Physiology Laboratory
  • BIOL 342 Animal Developmental Biology
  • BIOL 343 Animal Developmental Biology Laboratory
  • BIOL 368 Seminar: Developmental Neurobiology (not offered in 2016-17)
  • BIOL 379 Seminar: Behavioral Genetics (not offered in 2016-17)
  • CS 254 Computability and Complexity
  • CS 321 Artificial Intelligence
  • LING 265 Language and Brain (not offered in 2016-17)
  • MUSC 227 Perception and Cognition of Music
  • PSYC 218 Hormones and Behavior
  • PSYC 220 Sensation and Perception (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 221 Laboratory Research Methods in Sensation and Perception (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 260 Health Psychology (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 263 Sleep and Dreaming (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 267 Clinical Neuroscience (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 318 Psychopharmacology
  • PSYC 366 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PSYC 369 Neurochemistry of Love and Sex (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 371 Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition (not offered in 2016-17)
  • PSYC 379 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

NEUR 395 Neuroscience Capstone Seminar This capstone seminar will cover current approaches and techniques in the field of neuroscience. Guest speakers and Carleton faculty in neuroscience and related areas will present their research. 3 credits; S/CR/NC; NE; Spring; M. Rand, J. Wolff, L. Wichlinski, J. Neiworth, S. Meerts