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    Sep 30, 2020  
American University Catalog 2019-2020 
American University Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience (BS)

Offered by the Neuroscience program , College of Arts and Sciences .

Admission to the Program

Formal admission to the major requires a grade point average of 2.00 (on a 4.00 scale) and the approval of the program director.

University Requirements

AU Core Requirements

For additional information, see AU Core Curriculum .

Major Requirements

  • 76 credit hours with grades of C or better

Course Requirements

Basic Science (32 credit hours)

Basic Statistics (4 credit hours)

Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Framework Research Methods with Lab (8 credit hours)

 Complete 8 credit hours from the following:

Upper-level Electives (18 credit hours)

Complete 18 credit hours approved by program director, with 6 credit hours from each of the following:


 Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other BIO-XXX coursework at or above 400-level as approved by program director:


Complete 6 credit hours from the following, or other PSYC-XXX coursework at or above 300-level as approved by program director:

Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees

American University offers students the opportunity to earn both undergraduate and graduate degrees through its combined bachelor’s/master’s programs. See Admission to a Combined Bachelor’s / Master’s Program  and Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees  for more information.