Integrative Neuroscience Major

The course requirements for the Integrative Neuroscience major consist of four components: nine foundation courses required of all integrative neuroscience majors; three required, track-connected neuroscience courses that emphasize the different tracks within the major; three specialization courses that allow the student to enhance their study within their chosen track; and a required two-semester minimum, research experience, beginning as early as is reasonable for the student and project, but no later than the summer/fall after the junior year. All majors must also enroll in a capstone research seminar course for students in all tracks to share and discuss the results of their research with other integrative neuroscience majors.

Course Title Credits
Required Courses
Select one of the following options:10
Option 1:
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY I
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY LAB I
INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY II
and INTRODUCTORY BIOLOGY LAB II
Option 2:
GENERAL BIOLOGY LECTURE I
and GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB I
GENERAL BIOLOGY LECTURE II
and GENERAL BIOLOGY LAB II
Option 3:
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY LECTURE I
and CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY LAB I
CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY LECTURE II
and CONCEPTS IN BIOLOGY LAB II
For students on all campuses
Select one of the following Math courses:3 to 4
APPLIED CALCULUS I
CALCULUS I
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING
PSYC 1100BIOPSYCHOLOGY3
CISC 2500INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT3
or CISC 1800 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING
CISC 4020BIOINFORMATICS4
or CISC 4631 DATA MINING
BISC 4532NEUROSCIENCE3
or NSCI 2030 NEUROSCIENCE
PSYC 3110COGNITIVE NEUROSCIENCE4
CISC 3250SYSTEMS NEUROSCIENCE4
One of the following concentrations:
Cell and Molecular Neuroscience
Cognitive Neuroscience
Systems Neuroscience
NEUR 4999NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH (minimum three credits)0 to 4
NEUR 4900NEUROSCIENCE CAPSTONE SEMINAR1

Availability

The Integrative Neuroscience major is available to students at Fordham College Rose Hill and Fordham College Lincoln Center. Students in Fordham School of Professional and Continuing Studies may major in integrative neuroscience only if their schedules are sufficiently flexible to permit them to take day courses at the Rose Hill or Lincoln Center campuses.

Fordham College at Rose Hill students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Fordham College at Lincoln Center students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the Core Curriculum.

Professional and Continuing Studies students: The requirements above are in addition to those of the PCS Core Curriculum.

Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

Course Title Credits
Chemistry Courses
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
Option 2:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
Statistics/Research Methods Course
NSCI 2040RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS3 to 4
or PSYC 2000 STATISTICS
Specialization courses
Select three courses from the list below

Courses for Cell and Molecular Neuroscience

Three courses are required from the list below. Note that many courses on the list below have a required lab component. Students may not enroll in two mutually exclusive versions of the same course, where different course numbers are used on each campus to represent a materially identical course (e.g., BISC 2539 GENERAL GENETICS and NSCI 3133 GENETICS LECTURE). Please consult your adviser to confirm whether you may enroll in a given course.

Courses in this group have the NECM attribute.

Course Title Credits
BISC 2539GENERAL GENETICS3
BISC 3221HUMAN ANATOMY3
BISC 3232HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY3
BISC 3521BIOCHEMISTRY3
BISC 3752MOLECULAR BIOLOGY3
BISC 3754CELL BIOLOGY3
BISC 4642ANIMAL BEHAVIOR4
BISC 4693DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY3
CHEM 2521ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I4
CHEM 4221BIOCHEMISTRY I3
NSCI 2018BIOLOGY OF AGING3
NSCI 2122IMMUNOLOGY LECTURE3
NSCI 2141VERTEBRATE ANATOMY LECTURE3
NSCI 3121ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LECTURE I4
NSCI 3133GENETICS LECTURE3
NSCI 3154CELL AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY LECTURE3
NSCI 4112ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LECTURE3
NSCI 4144MICROANATOMY LECTURE3
NSCI 4153BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE3
NSCI 4176MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LECTURE3

Cognitive Neuroscience

Course Title Credits
Chemistry Courses
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
Option 2:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
Option 3:
Interdisciplinary Chemistry I and II with labs
Statistics/Research Methods Course
PSYC 2000STATISTICS4
Specialization
Select three courses from the list below

Courses for Cognitive Neuroscience

Three courses are required from the list below. Courses labeled Lab with a PSYC XX01 designation also include a lecture.

Courses in this group have the NECG attribute.

Course Title Credits
PHIL 3254PHILOSOPHY OF PERCEPTION4
PSYC 2010RESEARCH METHODS LAB5
PSYC 2301SENSATION AND PERCEPTION LAB5
PSYC 2401MEMORY LABORATORY5
PSYC 2501COGNITION LABORATORY5

Systems Neuroscience

Course Title Credits
Chemistry Courses
Select one of the following options:12
Option 1:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
Option 2:
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE I
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB I
GENERAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE II
and GENERAL CHEMISTRY LAB II
Option 3:
Interdisciplinary Chemistry I and II with labs
Statistics/Research Methods Course
CISC 2850COMPUTER AND DATA ANALYSIS4
Specialization
Select three of the following courses

Courses for Systems Neuroscience

Three courses are required from the list below.

Courses in this group have the NESY attribute.

Course Title Credits
CISC 1600COMPUTER SCIENCE I3
CISC 3060INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS4
CISC 4020BIOINFORMATICS4
CISC 4090THEORY OF COMPUTATION4
CISC 4597ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE4
CISC 4621MACHINE LEARNING4