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    Oct 07, 2022  
American University Catalog 2022-2023 
    
American University Catalog 2022-2023

Neuroscience (BS)


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Offered by the Department of Neuroscience , 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


  • 71 credit hours with grades of C or better, including a minimum of 30 credit hours at or above 300-level

Course Requirements


Physics I (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Physics II (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Basic Statistics (4 credit hours)


Complete 4 credit hours from the following:

Capstone (3 credit hours)


Complete 3 credit hours from the following, or other capstone coursework approved by program director:

Note: A maximum of 3 credit hours from NEUR-390 Independent Reading in Neuroscience (1-6)  and NEUR-490 Independent Research in Neuroscience (3)  may count towards major.

Upper-Level Electives (15 credit hours)


Note: Coursework from other departments (e.g. CHEM , CSC , STAT ) may be substituted with approval of 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.

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