Integrative Neuroscience, B.S.
Undergraduate Degree Requirements:
The BS in Integrative Neuroscience requires 78 hours composed of 12 core courses and 30 hours of elective credit within the major. The Integrative Neuroscience major formerly allowed students to choose between the Organismic or Molecular track. Students matriculating Fall 2013 or after must declare in this new Integrative Neuroscience, B.S. major, which has no track. Students enrolled prior to Fall 2013 may choose between the new major or the old track system.
For a Printable version of these requirements click here (556 kb).
Core course requirements (48 credit hours):
- PSYC 111 - General Psychology
- PSYC 243 - Statistical Analysis and Design (prerequisite: PSYC 111)
- MATH 147 and 148 are NOT acceptable equivalents for PSYC 243
- PSYC 344 - Research Methods in Psychology (prerequisite: PSYC 243)
- PSYC 362 - Behavioral Neuroscience (formerly Physiological Psychology)
- BIOL 117 - Intro Bio - Organisms & Populations
- BIOL 118 - Intro Bio - Cellular & Molecular
- One of the following: PSYC 327 - Evolution and Behavior OR BIOL 375 - Animal Behavior (Cannot receive credit for both courses - Harpur rule)
- CHEM 107* - Intro Chemistry I
- CHEM 108* - Intro Chemistry II
- CHEM 231 - Organic Chemistry I
- CHEM 332 - Organic Chemistry II
- An Approved 400-level Integrative Neuroscience Seminar (4 credits)
- 4 credit requirement: 1 approved PSYC 473 (4 cr) or 2 approved BIOL 480 (2 cr)
*CHEM 111 can be substituted for BOTH CHEM 107 & CHEM 108, please check with an advisor if you plan to take CHEM 111
Elective requirements (30 credit hours):
- 6 Credits - MATH/CHEM/PHYSICS Electives
- 4 Credits – Related Subjects Electives
- 4 Credits – Type A Biology Electives
- 4 Credits – Type B Biology Electives
- 6 Credits – Psychology Electives
Additional Elective Stipulations:
- 3 elective courses must be lab courses
- 16 elective credits must be upper level (300 or above)
*To see what courses fulfill these elective categories see the printable version of these requirements below.
If you still have questions after reading through the advising resources available on the website, we encourage you to speak to either the academic adviser or the the peer advisers located in Science IV, 230B.
Important Notes about the major:
- EVOS: BIOL 451 (formerly BIOL 480S) can only count towards the Integrative Neuroscience major once (2007 Bulletin).
- Pass/Fail: Only independent study may be taken pass/fail; no other courses can be taken pass/fail and count towards the major.
- Research Credit: 4 credits of approved research (see advisor) can count as 1 lab elective; 8 credits of research can count towards the 16 upper level elective requirement (Integrative Neuroscience, Psychology, or Biology).
- Students must take the following courses in residence at Binghamton University: PSYC 344, PSYC 362, the approved seminar, one lab course, either PSYC 327 or BIOL 375, and any 3 additional courses of the student's choosing.
To declare a major in Integrative Neuroscience:
If you are interested in declaring a major in Integrative Neuroscience, please complete our online Google form, which can be found here. We encourage you to do so by the end of your sophomore year. Transfer students intending to major in Integrative Neuroscience should contact the academic advisor when you arrive on campus.
Students who are matriculated Binghamton University students in Fall 2014 or later must have received a C or better in both PSYC 111 and PSYC 243. For students matriculated prior to this date, there are no requirements to declare the major.
University policy states that a student must be at least a second semester Freshman to declare. However, Freshman with New York State STEM funding will be able to declare their major in Integrative Neuroscience.