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
Foundation Courses
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
Select one of the following: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
Track Specific Courses
Select one of the following tracks:
Cell and Molecular Neuroscience Track
Cognitive Neuroscience Track
Systems Neuroscience Track
Research Experience 1
NEUR 4999NEUROSCIENCE RESEARCH (minimum three credits)0 to 4
NEUR 4900NEUROSCIENCE CAPSTONE SEMINAR1

Tracks

Cell and Molecular Neuroscience Track

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 of the following courses 1
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LECTURE I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
BIOCHEMISTRY
BIOCHEMISTRY I
BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE
GENERAL GENETICS
and GENERAL GENETICS LAB
GENETICS LECTURE
and GENETICS LAB
ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
CELL BIOLOGY
DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
CELL AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY LECTURE
and CELL AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY LAB
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LECTURE
IMMUNOLOGY LECTURE
BIOLOGY OF AGING
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB
ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LECTURE
VERTEBRATE ANATOMY LECTURE
HUMAN ANATOMY
and HUMAN ANATOMY LAB
MICROANATOMY LECTURE

Cognitive Neuroscience Track

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 of the following courses 1
RESEARCH METHODS LAB
SENSATION AND PERCEPTION LAB
COGNITION LABORATORY
MEMORY LABORATORY
LAB IN BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS
PHILOSOPHY OF PERCEPTION

Systems Neuroscience Track

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
COMPUTER SCIENCE I
and COMPUTER SCIENCE I LAB
INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS
HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATICS
BIOINFORMATICS
THEORY OF COMPUTATION
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
MACHINE LEARNING
INFORMATION FUSION

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.