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Neuroscience

The multidisciplinary studies degree in Neuroscience allows students to study multiple fields such as biology, psychology, and statistics. Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system through brain-focused science. This program focuses on discovering the neural bases of experience, behavior and disease.


BS MDST - Neuroscience 20-22 catalog (BS-MDNE-UC)

FALL SPRING
FIRST YEAR
AIS 1203 or 1243 Academic Inquiry and Scholarship 3 BIO 1404 Biosciences I (FA 1 & CORE) 4
PSY 1013 Intro to Psychology (FA 2 & CORE) 3 PSY 2503 Development Psychology (FA 2) 3
STA 1053 Basic Statistics (CORE and FA 3) 3 MDS 2023 Intro to Multidisc Studies 3
CORE American History 3 PSY 2073 (Statistics for PSY prereq. FA 2) 3
WRC 1013 Freshman Comp I (Q) 3 WRC 1023 Freshman Comp II (Q) 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   16
SECOND YEAR
BIO 1414 Biosciences II (FA 1 & CORE) 4   BIO 2313  Genetics (FA 1) 3
PSY 2513 Abnormal Psychology (FA 2) 3   PSY 2563  Cognitive Psychology (FA 2) 3
MAT 1093 (Pre-Calculus prereq. FA 3) 3   STA 1403  Probability and Statistics for Bio (FA 3) 3
STA 3313 Experiments and Sampling ( FA 3) 3   MAT 1193 Calculus for Biosciences (FA 3) 3
COM  Requirement COM 1043,1053,2113 or ENG 2413 3   CS 1063  Intro to Computer Programming 3
TOTAL   16   TOTAL   15
THIRD YEAR
BIO 3413 Physiology (FA 1) 3   BIO 4583  The Computational Brain (FA 1) 3
BIO 3433  Neurobiology (FA 1) 3   BIO 4813 Brain and Behavior (FA 1) 3
PSY 3403 Experimental Psychology (FA 2) 3   PSY 4183 Physiological Psychology (FA 2) 3
POL 1133 or 1213 Texas Politics and Society 3   STA 3003  Applied Statistics (prereq. FA3) 3
CORE American History 3   ELEC Elective 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15
FOURTH YEAR
BIO 4823 Cognitive Neuroscience (FA 1) 3   PSY 4953 Special Studies in Psychology * (FA 3) 3
PSY 4343 Cognitive Neuroscience (FA 2) 3   ELEC Data Analysis (FA 3) 3
STA 3013 Multivariate Analysis for Life (FA 3) 3   MDS 4983 Seminar for Multidisc Studies 3
POL 1013 Introduction to American Politics 3   CORE Component Area Option 3
CORE Creative Arts 3   CORE Lang, Philosophy, & Cult. 3
TOTAL   15   TOTAL   15

Focus Area 1 - Biology - 26 hours prescribed

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite 
BIO 1404 Biosciences I MAT 1023, 1073 or STA 1053
BIO 1414 Biosciences II BIO 1404
BIO 2313 Genetics BIO 1414 & MAT 1093 or STA 1053
BIO 3413 Physiology BIO 2313
BIO 3433 Neurobiology BIO 1414  
BIO 4583 The Computational Brain BIO 2313 & BIO 3433
BIO 4813 Brain and Behavior BIO 2313  
BIO 4823 Cognitive Neuroscience BIO 2313 & BIO 3433

Focus Area 2 - Psychology - 21 hours prescribed

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite 
PSY 1013 Introduction to Psychology  
PSY 2503 Developmental Psychology PSY 1013
PSY 2513 Abnormal Psychology PSY 1013
PSY 2563 Cognitive Psychology PSY 1013
PSY 3403 Experimental Psychology C- in PSY 2073 & two courses from PSY 2503, PSY 2513, PSY 2563
PSY 4183 Physiological Psychology BIO 1404
PSY 4343 Cognitive Neuroscience PSY 2563

Focus Area 3 - Data Analysis - 21 hours (18 hours prescribed)

Course Number  Title  Prerequisite 
MAT 1193 Calculus for the Biosciences (required) MAT 1093
STA 1403 Probability and Statistics for the Biosciences (required) MAT 1193 
STA 3003 Applied Statistics (required) MAT 1093 or MAT 1193
STA 3013 Multivariate Analysis for the Life and Social Sciences (required) STA 3003 
STA 3313 Experiments and Sampling (required) STA 1053
PSY 4953 or BIO 4953 Special Studies in Psychology or Special Studies in Biology (required) Consent of Instructor
CS 1173 Data Analysis and Visualization  
CS 1973 Data Computation CS 1093
CS 4233 Computational Biology and Bioinformatics CS 3343