Plan of work

This sample plan of work represents one path to degree completion and does not guarantee graduation by the proposed timeline subject to student performance and class availability. Students are advised to meet with their advisor to develop an individualized plan of work.

Strategy

Year 1: Complete General Education Competency requirements; satisfy General Education NSI requirement.

Year 2: Complete all required basic science courses for neuroscience major; satisfy two General Education Inquiry requirements.

Year 3: Complete neuroscience major core courses; complete remaining University General Education requirements; complete CLAS foreign language requirement; begin satisfying CLAS minor requirements

Year 4: Complete CLAS minor requirements, complete all major program electives.

Courses denoted with (R) satisfy a University General Education requirement.

Note: The minor requirement is estimated at 21 credits. Most minors can be completed with significantly fewer credits. Please visit the Minor pairings page for examples of possible minors and how they integrate with the Neuroscience major. 

First-year, semester 1 (fall)

Course # Title Credits
PSY 1010 Introduction to Psychology (R) 4
BIO 1510 Basic Life Mechanisms (R) 4
ENG 1020 Introduction to College Writing (R) 3
MAT 2010 Calculus I 4
  Wayne Experience 1
Total 16

First-year, semester 2 (winter)

Course # Title Credits
COM 1010 Oral Communication: Basic Speech (R) 3
CHM 1220/1230 General Chemistry 5
BIO 2550 Cell Biology for Neuroscience 4
ENG 3010 Intermediate Composition (R) 3
Total 15

Sophmore, semester 1 (fall)

Course # Title Credits
STA 1020 Elementary Statistics 3
CHM 1240/1250 Organic Chemistry I 5
  CLAS Foreign Language 4
  General Education Inquiry (R) 3
Total 15

Sophmore, semester 2 (winter)

Course # Title Credits
CHM 2220/2230 Organic Chemistry II 5
BIO 3100 Celluar Biochemistry 3
  CLAS Foreign Language 4
  General Education Inquiry (R) 3
Total 15

Junior, semester 1 (fall)

Course # Title Credits
BIO 3200 Human Physiology 3
PHY 2130/2131 Physics for the Life Sciences I 5
  General Education Inquiry (R) 3
  General Education Inquiry (R) 3
  CLAS Minor 3
Total 17

Junior, semester 2 (winter)

Course # Title Credits
PSY 3330 Systems Neuroscience 3
PHY 2140/2141 Physics for the Life Sciences II 5
  General Education Inquiry (R) 3
  CLAS Minor 3
  CLAS Minor 3
Total 17

Senior, semester 1 (fall)

Course # Title Credits
  Neuroscience Elective 3
  Neuroscience Elective 3
  Neuroscience Elective 3
  CLAS Minor 3
  CLAS Minor 3
Total 15

Senior, semester 2 (winter)

Course # Title Credits
  Neuroscience Elective 3
  Neuroscience Elective 3
  Neuroscience Elective 3
  CLAS Minor 3
  CLAS Minor  
Total 15