Ohio University

Biological Sciences Neuroscience 4-Year Plan

This is a generally appropriate curriculum for a Biological Sciences B.S. with a Neuroscience Specialization at Ohio University, but interested students should contact the Neuroscience program for detailed course selection advice.

Year 1

  • BIOS 1700, 1705, 1710 & 1715 [Intro Biology]
  • CHEM 1510 & 1520 [Intro Chemistry]
  • MATH 2301 [Calculus]
  • MATH 2500 or PSY 2110 [Statistics]
  • Tier I Freshman English

Year 2

  • BIOS 3100 [General Genetics]
  • BIOS 3200 [Animal Cell Biology]
  • PHYS 2051 & 2052 [Calculus-based Intro Physics]
  • CHEM 3010 or (3050 & 3060) [Organic Chemistry]
  • Foreign Language (if needed)
  • Tier II A&S courses

Year 3

  • BIOS 3300 [Principles of Evolution]
  • BIOS (3010 & 3015) or 3030 [Anatomy]
  • BIOS 3430 & 3435 [Principles of Physiology]
  • BIOS 4630 [Biological Chemistry]
  • Foriegn Language (if needed)
  • Tier I Junior Composition
  • Tier II A&S courses

Year 4

  • BIOS 4130 [Neuroscience]
  • BIOS 4135 [Neuroanatomy]
  • BIOS 4140 [Molecular & Cellular Neuroscience]
  • Tier III course
  • Tier II A&S courses

Research Option

A 3.2 GPA in 30 hours of BIOS is required.

  • Take BIOS 4940 or 4940H [Undergrad Research] in sophomore and/or junior years.
  • Take BIOS 4941 or 4941H [Senior Research & Thesis] in senior year.

Other Recommended Courses

  • Other Recommended Courses
  • PSY 1010 [General Psychology]
  • PSY 2310 [Cognitive Psychology]
  • BIOS 4150 [Systems & Cognitive Neuroscience]
  • BIOS 4180 [Computational Neuroscience]
  • BIOS 4190 [Computer Simulations in Biology]