The Department of Neuroscience, Cell Biology, and Physiology offers a program leading to a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Neuroscience. The curriculum offers students an in-depth foundation in neuroscience developed from the ground up by an interdisciplinary team of Wright State University faculty. This program uniquely emphasizes how prerequisite coursework from multiple fields of science relates to and can be applied to neuroscience. This is achieved via pedagogical best practices focused on engaging students in their learning such that they are actively involved in understanding neuroscience concepts and ideas and fostering scientific creativity and critical thinking.
The Program’s coursework focuses on foundational neuroscience topics related to cellular neuroscience, physiological neuroscience, and behavioral neuroscience. It is supplemented with training in fundamental neuroscience research techniques, as well as opportunities to work with neuroscience faculty members on cutting-edge research.
This Program will aid in students being competitively prepared for careers in a variety of fields, including, but not limited to: scientific research, medicine, education, biotechnology, public policy, scientific writing, and law.
Note: Students must complete all CoSM courses, including courses required for the Program, with a grade of “C” or better. Students must also maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in their CoSM courses in order to remain in the program. Should a student’s GPA fall below 2.5, they will be given a one-semester probation to raise their GPA above the 2.5 minimum.
I. Wright State Core: 44 Hours
Element 1 - Communication: 6 Hours
Element 2 - Mathematics: 4 Hours
Element 3 - Global Traditions: 6 Hours
Element 4 - Arts and Humanities: 3 Hours
Element 5 - Social Sciences: 7 Hours
Element 6 - Natural Sciences: 8 Hours
Additional Core Courses: 10 Hours
II. Neuroscience Core Requirements: 22 Hours
III. Neuroscience Electives and Requirements: 16 Hours
Select 16 credits from 3000 and 4000 level courses with a prefix of ANT, BIO, NCP, NEU, P&N, or PSY.
IV. Related Course Requirements: 34 Hours
V. General Electives: 4 Hours
Graduation Planning Strategy
The graduation planning strategy (GPS) has been created to illustrate one option to complete degree requirements within a four-year time period. However, each student’s strategy to completion may be unique. Therefore, students are encourage to meet with their academic advisor to adjust this plan based on credit already earned, individual needs, or curricular changes that may not be reflected in this year’s catalog.
Neuroscience, BS (GPS)