Your First Year
During your first year, you should:
- Meet with your home college's advisors to work out a schedule (MCS first year advisors, DC first year advisors)
- Complete your home college's recommended core first year courses
- Choose a major & concentration
- Begin to complete the important pre-requisite courses for your major & concentration
A student who is interested in Neuroscience as a major, but is undecided about which concentration to complete, is advised to follow the schedule below for the first year.
This schedule maintains flexibility and completes the crucial prerequisite courses.
03-121 Modern Biology
or 85-102 Introduction to Psychology
09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I
21-120 Differential and Integral Calculus
76-101 Interpretation & Argument
Freshman Seminar [see your academic advisor for seminar requirements - they vary by college]
99-101/102 Computing @ CMU
09-106 Modern Chemistry II
21-122/124 Calculus II
36-200/247 Statistics [247 is recommended]
or 33-111 Physics I [MCS students may choose to take physics and defer statistics]
79-104 Global Histories
or xx-xxx GenEd course
* Students should take 03-121 (Modern Biology) here if they did not take it in the fall. Other options are 15-112 (for Computational Concentration), 03-161 (for Neurobiology Concentration), or a free elective.
Students interested in the Cognitive Concentration should ideally take 85-102 in the Fall of their freshman year and 03-121 in the Freshman Spring. However, 85-102 can be made up in the Fall of the Sophomore year, and students can instead take 85-211 in the Freshman Spring.