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The Psychology Newsletter for Spring 2013 (.PDF, 690 KB) covers updates for the Science IV and V Buildings, profiles some of our faculty and alumni (both Graduate & Undergraduate), and highlights our Honors students and awards winners from 2012.

 

Behavioral Neuroscience Degree Requirements

Courses Requirements for the MS and PhD in BNS (as of 2006 Bulletin)

Masters Degree   Year & grade
     
1. General Research requirements (6 credits total)
  PSYC 503. Statistics and Design I (4 cr) __________
  PSYC 551. Ethics in Research (2 cr) __________
     
2A. Behavioral Neuroscience Requirements (4 credits total for the MS)
  PSYC 571 Neuroanatomy (4 cr)
__________
 

*note: must be taken simultaneously.
PSYC 572 Neurophysiology (2 cr)*
PSYC 573 Neurochemistry (2 cr)*

__________
__________

  PSYC 574 Psychopharmacology (4 cr) __________
     
2B. Attend/register for PSYC 594 BNS lunch every semester
     
3. First Out of Area/within Department Distribution Requirement (1- class; 2 or 4 credits)
 

Clinical or Cognitive (5XX or 6XX)

__________
  Other electives and/or research credits for a minimum of 32 credit hours
     
4. Thesis required for the Masters (PSYC 599 minimum of 1 cr)

 

Ph.D. DEGREE   Year & grade
     
1. General Research & Teaching (6 credits) :
  PSYC 591 Teaching of Psychology (2 cr) __________
  PSYC 504 Statistics and Design II (4 cr) __________
     

2. Second Out of Area Distribution Requirement (1- class; 2 or 4 credits)

  Dept & course number, credits __________
 
3. Attend/register for PSYC 594 BNS lunch every semester
 
4. Core BNS courses (12 credits) :
  PSYC 571 Neuroanatomy (4 cr) __________
 

*note: must be taken simultaneously.
PSYC 572 Neurophysiology (2 cr)*
PSYC 573 Neurochemistry (2 cr)*

__________
__________
  PSYC 574 Psychopharmacology (4 cr) __________
     
 
     
5. Specialized BNS Courses (4 credits) :
  PSYC 575 Basic Neuroscience: Systems (2cr) __________
  PSYC 576 Basic Neuroscience: Systems (2cr) __________
     
6. Seminars PSYC 609 (at least 6 credits from at least 2 different faculty) :
  1) __________
  2) __________
  3) __________
     
7. Qualifying Exam    
     
8. Teach a Class    
     
9. Dissertation required for the PhD ( PSYC 699 minimum of 1 credit)

Download this BNS requirements worksheet (.pdf, 64.8kb)

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Last Updated: 3/22/11