Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. in Biological Sciences/Neuroscience Track Course Requirements

The B.S. in Biological Sciences/Neuroscience Track provides an option for those Biological Sciences majors who are interested in an intensive curricular focus in neuroscience. The requirements of the Track are the same as those listed for the B.S. in Biological Sciences with the following changes to the biological sciences elective requirements:

Required Courses

03-362 Cellular Neuroscience
03-363 Systems Neuroscience
03-761 Neural Plasticity 

Plus three of the following electives:

03-230 Introduction to Mammalian Physiology
03-260 Neurobiology of Disease
03-350 Developmental Biology
03-534 Biological Imaging and Fluorescence Spectroscopy
15-485 Computational Perception
15-385 Computer Vision
15-490 Computational Neuroscience
85-211 Cognitive Psychology
85-213 Human Information Processing and Artificial Intelligence
85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior

Mini courses of possible interest:


Freshman Seminars:

  1. Nature and Nurture in Brain Development
  2. From Photons to Psychophysics
03-204 Information, Entrophy, and Noise in the Brain