Major Requirements

Degree Requirements

The program requires at least 120 credits, which include University-wide General Education Requirements, 24 credits of mandatory preparatory courses, 23-24 credits of required core courses, 11 credits of elective courses within the major, a research experience course at the end of the coursework, and additional elective courses to fulfill the overall credit requirement.

An overall GPA of 2.000 on all coursework attempted at UWM is required for this degree. In addition, students must achieve a 2.000 GPA on all coursework attempted, including transfer work. A minimum 2.000 GPA must be earned on all 300-level and above courses taken to satisfy the advanced requirements. Students satisfy the residency requirement for the degree at UWM by completing at least 15 credits in the upper-division (numbered 300 or above) courses in the major.

Preparatory courses
CHEM 102General Chemistry5
CHEM 104General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis5
CHEM 343Organic Chemistry3
CHEM 345Organic Chemistry3
PHYSICS 120General Physics I (Non-Calculus Treatment)4
or PHYSICS 209 Physics I (Calculus Treatment)
PHYSICS 122General Physics II (Non-Calculus Treatment)4
or PHYSICS 210 Physics II (Calculus Treatment)
Total Credits24
Required courses
Biological Sciences
BIO SCI 150Foundations of Biological Sciences I4
BIO SCI 152Foundations of Biological Sciences II4
BIO SCI 315Cell Biology3
BIO SCI 455Cellular, Molecular and Developmental Neurobiology3
PSYCH 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 254Physiological Psychology3
One of these courses in statistics:3-4
Elementary Statistical Analysis
Psychological Statistics
Total Credits23-24
Required research experience (select one of the options below)
BIO SCI 672Undergraduate Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology1
BIO SCI 697Independent Study in Cell and Molecular Biology 11-3
BIO SCI 699Independent Study 11-3
PSYCH 654Advanced Physiological Psychology4
PSYCH 656Psychophysiology4

These independent study courses may be counted toward the research requirement in the Neuroscience major only with approval of the student's Neuroscience faculty advisor.

Elective courses (select courses to complete 11 credits from the options below)
BIO SCI 203Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIO SCI 290Independent Study and Research:1-3
BIO SCI 316Laboratory in Genetics and Cell Biology2
BIO SCI 325Genetics4
BIO SCI 356Developmental Biology3
BIO SCI 370Mammalian Physiology3
BIO SCI 469Genomic Data Analysis2
BIO SCI 490Molecular Genetics3
BIO SCI 539Laboratory Techniques in Molecular Biology4
BIO SCI 542Biological Electron Microscopy3
BIO SCI 543Scanning Electron Microscopy Laboratory2
BIO SCI 544Transmission Electron Microscopy Laboratory3
BIO SCI 564Endocrinology3
BIO SCI 565Gene Regulation in Stem Cells and Regeneration3
BIO SCI 566Cell Biology of Human Disease3
BIO SCI 572Functional Genomics3
BIO SCI 672Undergraduate Seminar in Cell and Molecular Biology1
BIO SCI 697Independent Study in Cell and Molecular Biology1-3
BMS 610Pharmacology3
CHEM 501Introduction to Biochemistry3
PSYCH 214Introduction to Conditioning and Learning3
PSYCH 290Undergraduate Research: Lower Division1-3
PSYCH 325Research Methods in Psychology4
PSYCH 433Neuropsychology3
PSYCH 454Psychopharmacology and Addiction3
PSYCH 503Perception3
PSYCH 510Advanced Psychological Statistics3
PSYCH 514Conditioning and Learning4
PSYCH 551Learning and Motivation Theories3
PSYCH 610Experimental Design3
PSYCH 611Current Topics:3
PSYCH 623Perceptual Processes4
PSYCH 627Cognitive Neuroscience3
PSYCH 645Hormones and Behavior3
PSYCH 654Advanced Physiological Psychology 24
PSYCH 656Psychophysiology 24
PSYCH 657Neurobiology of Learning and Memory3
PSYCH 682The Aging Brain3
PSYCH 690Undergraduate Research: Upper Division1-3

If not taken to satisfy research experience requirement.