Hours66 - 69 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 2 Complete 4 courses
Life sciences courses:
requirement 3 Complete 2 courses
Psychology courses:
requirement 5 Complete 1 option
Complete ONE of the following physics course options:
requirement 6 Complete 2 courses
requirement 7 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Complete at least 1.0 hour from the following courses. Off-campus internships and on-campus research experiences should be sought early in your BYU education. An approved internship application is required for Neuro 399R. Instructor permission is required for Neuro 449R.
requirement 8 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Enroll in this course for two separate semesters to earn the required 1.0 credit.
requirement 10
Complete an exit interview. Students will be contacted by the Neuroscience Center office during their last semester to complete this requirement.
Note 1: Neuro 399R, Neuro 449R, Me En 552, and CELL 568 require the instructor's permission before enrolling.
Note 2: Professional schools and graduate programs may require additional courses not required for this major, such as physiology lab, physics labs, chemistry, calculus, or statistics. Contact the programs to which you may apply to determine the specific courses required. Students should work closely with the Life Science Advisement Center and BYU's Pre-Professional Advisement Center.
Note 3: The Neuroscience Center requires a minimum of 21 hours of neuroscience major credit to be taken in residence at BYU for this degree program. These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
Program Outcomes: 

Knowledge of the Discipline

Comprehend, apply, and synthesize knowledge of the discipline of neuroscience, and have the necessary knowledge and skills leading to successful employment or further schooling.

Effective Scientific Analysis and Communication

Critically evaluate current scientific literature and effectively communicate ideas integrating research hypotheses and data.

Experiential Learning

Apply the principles of neuroscience in a mentored research setting (449R), in an internship setting (496R), or in a laboratory skills and methods course setting (481).