Carnegie Mellon University

Neurobiology Sample Schedule

This is one sample schedule to complete the neurobiology concentration.   Students should meet with their advisors to come up with a personalized schedule.

Freshman   Sophomore   Junior   Senior

Freshman Fall

03-121         Modern Biology
09-105         Introduction to Modern Chemistry I
21-120         Differential and Integral Calculus
76-101         Interpretation & Argument
99-101/102  Computing @ CMU
Freshman Seminar [see your academic advisor for seminar requirements - they vary by college]

Freshman Spring

03-161         Molecules to Mind
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]
xx-xxx          GenEd course
     or 02-201    Programing for Scientists [or 15-110]

Sophomore Fall

03-220         Genetics (formerly 03-330)
09-217         Organic Chemistry I
09-207         Techniques in Quantitative Analysis
85-211         Cognitive Psychology
xx-xxx          Elective
     or 33-111    Physics I  [students who didn't complete physics freshman year may choose to take it here]

Sophomore Spring

03-231         Biochemistry I
xx-xxx          Neuroscience elective [09-218: Organic Chem II can fill this]
xx-xxx          Neurobiology elective [09-222: Lab II can fill this]
xx-xxx          GenEd course [MCS students who have deferred statistics (36-201/247) should take it here]
xx-xxx          Free Elective [Premed students may wish to take 33-122 (Physics II)]

Junior Fall

03-320         Cell Biology (formerly 03-240)
03-343         Experimental Techniques in Molecular Biology
03-362         Cellular Neuroscience
xx-xxx          GenEd course
xx-xxx          Elective

Junior Spring

03-346         Experimental Neurobiology
     or 03-345    Experimental Cell and Developmental Biology
03-363         Systems Neuroscience
xx-3xx          Advanced (300-level or above) Neuroscience elective
xx-xxx          GenEd course
85-419         Introduction to Parallel Distributed Processing*
    or 02-319/03-360  Computational Neural Genomics

Senior Fall

02-201/15-110  Programming for Scientists/Principles of Computing [if not already completed]
xx-xxx          GenEd course
03-3xx         300-level or above neurobiology elective
     or xx-xxx     Elective
xx-xxx          Elective
xx-xxx          Elective

Senior Spring

xx-xxx          GenEd course
03-3xx         300-level or above neurobiology elective
     or xx-xxx     Elective
xx-xxx          Elective
xx-xxx          Elective

* Alternatively, a student can take 86-375 (Neural perception, usually offered in the fall).

Additionally, students will be required to complete their home college's General Education requirements (MCS general education, Dietrich general education) and enough other elective courses to have 360 credit hours total at CMU.