Hours66 - 69 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

requirement 1
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. Only 8 hours of Independent Study can be counted towards the neuroscience major credit.
requirement 3 Complete 4 courses
Life sciences courses:
requirement 6 Complete 1 option
Complete ONE of the following physics course options:
requirement 7 Complete 2 courses
Note: Students may substitute Math 113 for Math 112.
requirement 8 Complete 1 hour from the following course(s)
Complete at least 1.0 hour of the following:
requirement 9 Complete 1 option
Electives: Complete 9.0 hours from the following elective list:
Note 1: Students should carefully consult with faculty regarding which electives they should take to best support their postgraduate plans.
Note 2: Me En 552, Neuro 449R, CELL 565, and 568 require the instructor's signature before enrolling.
Note 3: PDBio 363, Phscs 105 lab, and Phscs 106 lab are required for most students applying for graduate training in medicine, dentistry, ophthalmology, physician assistant school, or similar programs.
Note 4: Double counting: No more than 6 credits (or two courses) may be double counted between the Neuroscience major and another major or minor.
Note 5: It is strongly recommended that students take Neuro 316 to meet their GE Advanced Writing requirement rather than Engl 315 or 316.
requirement 10
Complete an exit interview.
Recommended Complete 2 options
Recommended Complete 9 courses
In addition to the above courses, students may find the following courses helpful if applying for graduate training in medicine, dentistry, physician assistant school or similar programs (see Pre-professional Advisement Center, 3328 WSC):
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).