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2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience Structured Concentration, Multidisciplinary Studies, BA


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Program Director: Tuan Tran (225 Rawl Building; 252-328-6445; trant@ecu.edu)

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BA offers a structured concentration in neuroscience. Students fulfilling the degree requirements are awarded a Multidisciplinary Studies, BA. 

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field under the umbrella of biomedical sciences that offers diverse coursework across academic disciplines that span STEM and the social sciences. The objective of the neuroscience major is to provide students with foundational and specialized knowledge of the nervous system at various structural and functional levels of analysis, including molecular, cellular, chemical, integrative, cognitive, and behavioral. In this program students acquire technical skills, advance critical thinking, and refine communication skills through faculty-mentored research experience opportunities and scholarly deliverables in the form of thesis projects. 

To be accepted into the program, undergraduate students must have at least 30 s.h. of completed coursework, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.3, and at least a grade of “C” in PSYC 1000  or PSYC 1060 .

For more information about neuroscience, please contact the program director or visit the program website

The Multidisciplinary Studies, BA (neuroscience structured concentration) requires 120 s.h. as follows: 

1. General education requirements including those listed below - 40 s.h.


(For information about courses that carry general education credit view the General Education Program section.)

Note:


The required statistics course counts toward the 3 s.h. general education elective. 

2. Demonstrated foreign language proficiency through level 2004 - 12 s.h.


(For information about the foreign language requirement view Special Requirements for the BA Degree in the Academic Advisement, Progression and Support Services  section and Placement Testing, Foreign Language in the Admission and Readmission  section.)

3. Neuroscience structured concentration core - 30 s.h.


A minimum of 24 s.h. in sections III and IV must be above 2999.

a. Research and seminar courses (5-6 s.h.)


All courses in this section require a faculty mentor and approval of the program director. Choose 5-6 s.h. from the following courses:

Notes:


   *Course section must be designated “neurobiology of learning and memory”. 

** Course requires a faculty mentor and approval of the program director. 

4. Minor or approved structured electives - 18 s.h.


A minimum of 24 s.h. in sections III and IV must be above 2999. Structured electives are required in this program instead of a minor. Choose 18 s.h. from the following: 

5. Electives to complete requirements for graduation.


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