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Our departmental advising office is continuing to use Zoom meetings as a preferred format throughout the fall semester. Appointments are available Monday through Friday.
We have seven Peer Advisors this semester! They are comprised of Psych and IN majors with a wide variety of experiences that can help guide you in your academic journey and beyond! Learn more about each advisor by reading their short bios.
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Degree and Course Information
Course descriptions are available in the Schedule of Classes. See our Course Offerings page for information about our projected offerings for future terms. To check what coursework transfers, please see the Transfer Equivalency Table. Students should consult their DegreeWorks audit for more detailed information about their degree requirements. You may also view the requirements for the Integrative Neuroscience major by going to the University Bulletin.
Looking for information about graduation? For Fall 2023 graduates: be sure to submit your Application for Degree when you confirm your enrollment for your Fall 2023 courses. If you plan to fulfill you degree requirements in Winter 2024, please wait to submit your Application for Degree until the start of Winter session. You will still have the option to participate in the Commencement ceremony for Spring 2024. Please check the Commencement Website for more information.
Additional Material for Integrative Neuroscience Majors:
- Integrative Neuroscience, B.S. Major Requirements
- A list of lab elective courses for the Integrative Neuroscience, B.S.
- Sample Curricular Plan for the Integrative Neuroscience, B.S.
Declaring Your Major
Declaring an interest in Integrative Neuroscience on your admissions application does not mean you have declared your major; all students enter Binghamton as undeclared. Please review the Harpur major/minor advising document and the Harpur information pages on choosing a major to learn more about declaring your major.
It is important to note that due to significant overlap in course requirements, it is not possible to double major as Integrative Neuroscience, and Psychology, Biology, Biochemistry, or Global Public Health: Future Healthcare Provider BS.
Students interested in declaring their major in Integrative Neuroscience should schedule an appointment with an academic advisor through B-Successful to review degree requirements and discuss course planning before submitting the declaration of major form.
When completing the form, you must be logged into your browser using your B-mail account in order to complete the major declaration form. By completing the form, you are declaring your major in Integrative Neuroscience. You also acknowledge that you are aware of the requirements for the major, and you affirm that you will work to meet the requirements. Declarations are processed weekly. You will receive a confirmation email when your request has been processed.
It is possible to be dropped from the major if you do not continue to make consistent progress toward your degree requirements.
If you are already declared as an Integrative Neuroscience (IN) major but would like to drop the IN major, please send an email with this request to email@example.com
How Do I Add Myself to a Waitlist?
Review these Waitlist procedures to add yourself into a waitlist.
If you have questions about the waitlist or petition process for Biology or Chemistry courses, please contact those respective departments.
IN Major GPA Calculator
Use the IN Major GPA Calculator to calculate your major GPA.
How can I get into closed courses?
First, check whether the course has a waitlist. If a waitlist is available, the only way to enter the course is to add yourself to the waitlist. If you have questions about the waitlist or petition process for Biology or Chemistry courses, please contact those respective departments. If the course is closed and does not have a waitlist, you should monitor BU Brain closely during open registration periods and self-register if a spot becomes available.
Is the course restricted?
Be sure to check Restrictions for a course by going onto BUBrain and clicking on the course title. At the bottom of the page, restrictions for the course will be listed.
If a course is restricted, you must meet the prerequisites before you are able to register for the course. If you are having credits for the prerequisite transferred in, but the credits do not yet appear on your Binghamton University transcript, please visit the Integrative Neuroscience Academic Advising office. If you have questions about restricted courses offered by the Biology or Chemistry departments, please contact those departments directly.
How can I register for independent study credits? (PSYC 397)
Complete the PSYC 397 Independent Study registration form online. An email will be sent to the professor supervising your Independent study, requesting confirmation of the position and for the number of credits you are requesting. You must be logged into your browser using your B-mail account in order for the forms to work correctly. Please complete the form carefully.
Note: Students who want to register for 4 credits of independent study after the add/drop deadline will need to file a late add petition through Harpur and pay the late add fee. Be sure to submit these form early. It is possible to register for 2 credits of independent study after the regular add/drop deadline. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request late registration for only 2 credits. You will find more information here. For Biology independent study, fill out the appropriate form and return to their main office.
- Will any independent study in psychology or biology count toward the major?
Perhaps toward upper level electives for the major, but not for one of the three IN labs. Only an independent study with course content that is integrative neuroscience-related will count toward the lab requirement for the major. Meet with the Integrative Neuroscience academic advisor to clarify whether approval will be given for a particular independent study course. Research experience is still valuable, even if those credits might not fulfill requirements for your major. Independent Study may fulfill other Harpur requirements.
- What requirements will independent study courses fulfill?
Up to eight (8) credits of independent research may be used as part of the 16 upper-level credits for the major. These credits can be from Psychology or Biology research. Additionally four (4) credits of independent research may be used to fulfill one (1) of the three (3) required labs. Only independent study with an Integrative Neuroscience faculty member can count as a lab. See the academic advisor to determine whether your lab will count.
Independent research courses may not automatically appear in the major section of your Degree Works. You will need to see the program's academic advisor so that a Degree Works Exception can be made to allow the research courses to count.
- Can my Elective courses (Related Subjects, Biology Type A or B, Psychology electives)
fulfill more than one requirement for the major?
A single course may fulfill multiple requirements. Some courses may fulfill multiple elective requirements. For example, PSYC 363 satisfies one course for the laboratory requirement, four credits for the upper-level requirement and four credits for the psychology electives category. However, no courses can count toward both the core and the elective requirements.
- How can I register for a teaching assistantship? (PSYC 391)
Complete the PSYC 391 Teaching Assistant registration form. An email will be sent to the instructor supervising your assistantship appointment requesting confirmation of your appointment and the number of credits you will be receiving. You must be logged into your browser using your B-mail account in order for the forms to work correctly. Please complete this form carefully.
Note: Students who want to register for 4 credits of teaching assistantship after the add/drop deadline will need to file a late add petition through Harpur and pay the late add fee. Be sure to submit these forms early.
- How will I know which seminar I should take?
You can take either one 4-credit or two 2-credit approved seminars to meet the requirement. A list of eligible seminars is available on the Course Offerings page, and is also sent to the Integrative Neuroscience listserv prior to advance registration each semester.
- How do I know if a course I've taken or plan to take at another college will count
toward integrative neuroscience requirements?
Decisions regarding transfer credits are made by IN faculty. To find out if a course taken elsewhere will count toward your integrative neuroscience requirements, check the transfer equivalency table.
If the course does not show on the transfer equivalency table, submit a course evaluation form, including a full course syllabus and course description. You must be logged into your browser using your B-mail account in order for the form to work correctly. Please complete the form carefully.
Please be aware that evaluation of these petitions can take up to a week or more.
For future course evaluation, students are highly encouraged to petition BEFORE taking courses at other institutions as there is no guarantee that courses/credits will be accepted.
- How can I get credits from a study abroad program to count towards my major?
Complete the Petition for Future Course Work to Fulfill Major Requirement form here.
You must be logged into your browser using your B-mail account in order for the form to work correctly. Please make sure to attach the course syllabus along with your form. Please complete this form carefully.
Please be aware that the evaluation of these requests can take up to a week or more. Students are strongly encouraged to have a course reviewed BEFORE taking courses abroad. There is no guarantee that the courses/credits will be counted toward fulfilling the requirements for your major unless they have been approved by faculty in the Psychology/IN department.
During this process, we encourage you to keep in close contact with the Office of International Education and Global Initiatives as well as the Harpur Academic Advising in order to ensure a smooth pre-departure.
- What if I need to take an incomplete in a course?
You must meet with your instructor to determine if you will be permitted to receive an incomplete in a course. Incompletes are warranted when a student has a personal or medical emergency that prevents them from completing coursework. We highly encourage students and faculty to use the Incomplete Contract to ensure that all parties know exactly what coursework remains and when it must be completed by. Copies of the contract should be provided to the instructor, the student, and the advising office (Science 4, Room 175).
For more information about course registration, graduation/commencement, enrollment verification, and the final exam schedule, as well as access to any forms, please see the Registrar's website.
See Harpur Advising for any Gen Ed or Harpur College requirement questions.
Are You A Transfer Student?
We understand that as a transfer student you are coming into a new environment and that you may feel lost initially. The links below will help you access the resources available to you on campus:
Transfer Students Initiatives and Services
Useful information for Integrative Neuroscience majors
Reminders for Transfer Students in Psychology and Integrative Neuroscience
Transferring credits for the Integrative Neuroscience major
For more information about course registration, graduation/commencement, enrollment verification and the final exam schedule, as well as access to any forms, please see the Registrar's website.