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Neuroscience Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
Areas of Emphasis: Behavioral Neuroscience, Cellular Neuroscience
Pathway: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)

Neuroscience is one of the hottest fields of science that combines molecular and genetic, cellular, network and behavioral levels of analysis. This program will propel you into rewarding and lucrative careers in science, medicine, government and private industry, either with or without an additional advanced degree.

Academics

Fall
  • NRSC 191
    1
  • BIOL 115 Principles of Biology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 115 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • NRSC 101
    3
  • MATH 155 Calculus 1 Exclamation Point
    4
16
Spring
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 117 Introductory Physiology Exclamation Point
    4
  • CHEM 116 Fundamentals of Chemistry Exclamation Point
    4
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology Exclamation Point
    3
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Download the Guide application
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend Adventure WV
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in student organizations
  • Join a student organization
  • Make a friend from another country
  • Ask your RA questions about succeeding at the University
  • Be a reporter for The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Become a leadWELL Mentor
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall
  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • BIOL 219 The Living Cell Exclamation Point
    4
  • NRSC 201
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    PSYC 203 Research Methods & Analysis 1 or
    STAT 211 Elementary Statistical Inference
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • BIOL 348 Neuroscience 1 Exclamation Point
    3
  • PSYC 204 Research Methods & Analysis 2 Exclamation Point
    3
  • General Elective
    2
14
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Attend dinner presentations at the Faculty Dinner Series
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend a football game

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Become an Adventure WV student leader
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in student organizations
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)
  • Drop in to a meditation class in the Health and Education Building
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Make your own decisions about drinking and do the WELLWVU CHOICES toolkit program
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Internship (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Sign up for an internship interview

Academics

Fall
  • ECAS BS Requirment Area 3 Course
    4
  • BIOL 349 Neuroscience 2
    3
  • Neuroscience Chemistry Elective
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
Spring
  • ECAS BS Requirment Area 3 Course
    4
  • ECAS Global Studies and Diversity Requirement Course
    3
  • Neuroscience Elective
    3
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • General Elective
    2
15
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Go talk to a faculty member in your department about graduate school or career options
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Sophomore/Junior Year Experience trip or event
  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Visit the WVU Farm

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Work on a community service project

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Exercise daily
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Participate in liveWELL programs

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization

Academics

Fall
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • Neuroscience Capstone
    3
  • Neuroscience Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Spring
  • Area of Emphasis Course
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
  • General Elective
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Attend a SORTS (Students On the Road To Success) seminar
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Sign up for graduation

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations
  • Explore mentorship opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in an alternative spring break

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Become a Well-being Coach for your peers
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Sign up for an interview
  • Attend a career fair
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Submit your resume to Career Services