Jul 18, 2024  
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2024-2025

Biological Neuroscience & Psychological Science, B.S.


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First Year


Second Year


Fall


Spring


Third Year*


Please note: The third year of the program varies depending upon which semester the student chooses to take away following The Arch Summer Semester classes. Please note the following differences in curriculum:

  • If students are going to be away during the Fall semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Fall Away Track for year three of their program.
     
  • If students are going to be away during the Spring semester of their junior year, they should take the listed courses for each term and any courses under the Spring Away Track for year three of their program.

The ARCH Summer Semester


*For more information on the ARCH process, please click here: The Arch 

Spring


  • BIOL Advanced Lab Option Credit Hours: 6 6
  • PSYS Core Content III Credit Hours: 4 3
  • PSYS Core Content IV Credit Hours: 4 3
  • Free Elective Credit Hours: 2

Third Year**


(**With 3rd Year Spring Semester Away)

The ARCH Summer Semester**


Fall


Third Year


Fall or Spring


Fourth Year*


(*With 3rd Year Fall Semester Away)

Spring


Fourth Year**


(**With 3rd Year Spring Semester Away)

Fall


Footnotes


  1. Students who apply Advanced Placement credits in place of BIOL 1010   and BIOL 1015   or BIOL 1016 , may take BIOL 2120  and BIOL 2125  in its place.
     
  2. Students must complete at least 1 HASS Inquiry Course and should complete or have credit for PSYC 1200  by the end of their First Year.
     
  3. PSYS Core Content: Students must take four of the following six courses. PSYC 4330 , PSYC 4360 , and PSYC 4410  also count as BLNS Neuroscience HASS Electives (See Footnote 4).

    PSYC 2730  
    PSYC 4330  
    PSYC 4410  
    PSYC 4360  
    PSYC 4370  
    PSYC 4450  
     
  4. Neuroscience HASS Electives: The Biological Neuroscience Major Curriculum requires Students to choose at least 2 of the following courses:

    PSYC 4360  
    PSYC 4330  
    PSYC 4410  
    PSYC 4600  
    PSYC 4610  
    PSYC 4720  
     
  5. Cannot be satisfied by transfer credits.
     
  6. Communication Intensive Requirement must be fulfilled via the Advanced Laboratory Requirement (6 Credits). Choose one lab from the following:

    BIOL 4710  
    BIOL 4720  
    BIOL 4740  
     
  7. Students must take either BIOL 4270  or BIOL 4250  but are not required to take both courses. Students may substitute a Free Elective for the course they choose not to take.
     
  8. Advanced Seminar Courses: Students can select one of the following courses to satisfy their Advanced Seminar requirement (or other HASS advisor approved course in Psychological Sciences or approval from Undergraduate Program Director). PSYC 4600 and PSYC 4610 also count as BLNS Neuroscience HASS Electives (See Footnote 4).

    PSYC 4430  
    PSYC 4600  
    PSYC 4700  
    PSYC 4440  
    PSYC 4610  
    PSYC 4720  

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