Science student with Professor Affatigato

Course Requirements

The neuroscience major gives students the strongest possible guidance for building a solid foundation for graduate study.

The major also provides valuable training for pursuing public health, mental health and other health-related fields immediately after graduating from Coe. You’ll gain additional insight into environmental, medical and psychological influences on the nervous system. The neuroscience major is a collateral major that requires you concurrently major in biology, chemistry or psychology.

Four-Year Plan

The following represents only one of many paths students can take to complete the major in neuroscience. Note that students typically take four courses per semester for a total of eight each year.  Also keep in mind that because you also must major in biology, chemistry or psychology for your neuroscience collateral major, some of the classes below will also count toward your primary major.  Check the Coe catalog to review all of your options.

First Year

  • BIO-145/145L Cellular & Molecular Biology & Laboratory
  • BIO-155/155L Organismal & Ecological Biology & Laboratory

Second Year

  • CHM-155/155L General Chemistry I and Laboratory
  • CHM-165/165L General Chemistry II and Laboratory
  • PSY-250 Introduction to Biopsychology
  • BIO-355/355L Integrated Human Physiology & Laboratory

Third Year

  • PSY-350 Drugs & Behavior
  • Neuroscience Elective
  • Neuroscience Elective
  • Neuroscience Elective

Fourth Year

  • PSY-450 Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Neuroscience Elective