Mar 01, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Neuroscience, B.S.


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Email Address: curranc1@nku.edu

Program Director: Christine Curran, Department of Biological Sciences

Other Faculty:

Mark Bardgett, Department of Psychological Science; Ty Brumback, Department of Psychological Sciences; Rudy Garns, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy; Kevin Kirby, Department of Computer Science; Cecile Marczinski, Department of Psychological Science; Brittany Smith, Department of Psychological Sciences; Monica Wakefield, Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Philosophy; Lindsey Walters, Department of Biological Sciences; Lauren Williamson, Department of Biological Sciences; Justin Yates, Department of Psychological Science

The bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience will allow students to gain a rich, transdisciplinary understanding of how behavior and cognition can be explained from a biological perspective and gain familiarity with the computational tools used to analyze complex behavioral data. This understanding will include considerations of nervous system function that range from the genetic to the computational to the philosophical. Academic departments participating in this program include: Biological Sciences; Chemistry & Biochemistry; Computer Science; Mathematics & Statistics, Psychological Science; and Sociology, Anthropology & Philosophy.  Students in the neuroscience major will engage in educational and experiential learning activities that will prepare them for careers in many fieldsbiomedical research, health professions, psychological science, counseling/social work and computational neuroscience. Students may select pathways that prepare them for job placement immediately upon graduation or graduate/professional studies in neuroscience or one of the disciplines included in the neuroscience major.  

Note:  The neuroscience major does not require a secondary area of study (e.g. minor or focus).

Graduation requirements: Students must complete 120 semester credit hours with the last 30 hours completed at NKU. Students must earn a C- or higher in all core courses, a cumulative 2.0 GPA in their core courses, and a cumulative 2.0 GPA in their track courses. Students must complete an experiential learning project and the final report associated with that project.

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Four-Year Plan: Click here  to view the Four-Year Plan for this specific program. To find out more about Four-Year Plans, visit the Policies and Procedures   page.

Major Core (33-35 credits)


Select one of the following tracks (16 credits)


Cognitive Neuroscience Track


Take a minimum of 15 credits in at least three different disciplines with at least 12 credits at the 300-level or above.

Social Neuroscience Track


Take a minimum of 15 credits from at least three disciplines and at least 12 credits at the 300 level or above.

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