Degree Requirements

Neuroscience Major

Neuroscience Major: 69-71 Total Credits

Core Courses - 49-51 Credits

Introductory Courses

NSCI 111 Introduction to Neuroscience 4 cr.
PHIL 220 Bioethics 3 cr.

Quantitative Courses

MATH 147 College Algebra & Trigonometry 3 cr. or MATH 149 Precalculus 4 cr. or MATH 166 Calculus I 4 cr
PSYC 201 Behavioral Statistics 3 cr. or MATH 231 Biostatistics 3 cr.

Biology Courses

BIOL 101 Biology Concepts 3 cr.
BIOL 240 Cellular and Molecular Biology 3 cr.
BIOL 342 Anatomy and Physiology II 4 cr.
BIOL 351 Epigenetics 3 cr.
BIOL 356 Neurobiology

Chemistry Courses

CHEM 120 Introduction to General Chemistry 6 cr. or CHEM 121 General Chemistry I 5 cr. or CHEM 130 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 5 cr.

Psychology Courses

PSYC 101 General Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 216 Research Methods 3 cr.
PSYC 310 Memory and Thinking 3 cr.
PSYC 350 Sensation and Perception 3 cr.
PSYC 355 Physiological Psychology 3 cr.

Electives - 20 Credits


PSYC 269 Health Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 280 Drugs and the Nervous System 3 cr.
PSYC 305 Learning and Motivation 3 cr.
PSYC 315 Psychological Measurement and Evaluation 3 cr.
PSYC 316 Advanced Research Methods 3 cr.
PSYC 325 Abnormal Psychology 3 cr.
PSYC 335 Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence
PSYC 336 Developmental Psychology: Adulthood and Aging
PSYC 340 Animal Behavior
PSYC 375 Psychology of Human Sexuality

BIOL 195 Freshman Research Experience
BIOL 295 Lab Research Experience
BIOL 305 Applications in Molecular Biology
BIOL 324 Microbiology
BIOL 341 Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 345 Immunology
BIOL 350 Genetics and Evolution
BIOL 353 Histology
BIOL 364 Developmental Biology
BIOL 451 Molecular Biology
BIOL 453 Virology
BIOL 463 Animal Cell Culture
BIOL 464 Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

CHEM 122 General Chemistry II
CHEM 231 Organic Chemistry I
CHEM 232 Organic Chemistry II
CHEM 233 Foundations of Organic Chemistry
CHEM 236 Organic Chemistry Lab I
CHEM 237 Organic Chemistry Lab II
CHEM 240 Principles of General Chemistry
CHEM 250 Foundations of Analytical Chemistry
CHEM 355 Separation Science Lab
CHEM 360 Foundations of Biochemistry or CHEM 361 and CHEM 362 Biochemistry I & II
CHEM 366 Biochemistry Lab
CHEM 461 Pharmacology

CSIS 239 Introduction to Data Science*
CSIS 334 Data Visualization*
CSIS 373 Intro to Bioinformatics
CSIS 452 Applied Machine Learning*

*note: Computer Science courses require prerequisite couse(s) that are not included within the program

PHYS 121 Algebra-Based Physics I
PHYS 122 Algebra-Based Physics II
PHYS 131 Calculus-Based Physics I
PHYS 132 Calculus-Based Physics II

Department of Psychology

151 Centennial Science Hall

Dr. Travis Tubré-Chair, Dr. Melanie Ayres, Dr. James Cortright, Dr. Cynthia Kernahan, Dr. Daniel Linwick, Dr. Richard Seefeldt, Dr. Todd Wilkinson. Jody Sather-Academic Department Associate

The vision of the Department of Psychology at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls is to continue providing students with a solid foundation in psychology. We seek to achieve regional and national recognition by offering excellent teaching, fostering research and dissemination of results, promoting global and multicultural perspectives, and preparing alumni for graduate study and professional careers. We will cultivate ethical and social development through our curriculum, student organizations, and community service.