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Neuroscience Concentration (NEUR)

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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 2015-2016)

BIOL 379 Seminar: Behavioral Genetics

CS 254 Computability and Complexity

CS 321 Artificial Intelligence (not offered in 2015-2016)

LING 265 Language and Brain (not offered in 2015-2016)

MUSC 227 Perception and Cognition of Music

PHYS 261 Medical Physics (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 218 Hormones and Behavior (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 220 Sensation and Perception (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 221 Laboratory Research Methods in Sensation and Perception (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 260 Health Psychology

PSYC 263 Sleep and Dreaming

PSYC 267 Clinical Neuroscience

PSYC 318 Psychopharmacology (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 366 Cognitive Neuroscience (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 369 Neurochemistry of Love and Sex

PSYC 371 Evolutionary and Developmental Trends in Cognition

PSYC 376 Neural Plasticity (not offered in 2015-2016)

PSYC 379 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (not offered in 2015-2016)

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 cr., S/CR/NC, NE, SpringStaff