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.

CourseTitleCredits
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:3-4
APPLIED CALCULUS I
CALCULUS I
MATHEMATICAL MODELLING
PSYC 1100BIOPSYCHOLOGY3
CISC 2500INFORMATION AND DATA MANAGEMENT4
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)0-4
NEUR 4900NEUROSCIENCE CAPSTONE SEMINAR1
1

Other courses from the biology, chemistry, computer science, math, natural science, psychology, and physics departments may be used, pending approval.

Tracks

Cell and Molecular Neuroscience Track

CourseTitleCredits
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 ANALYSIS3-4
or PSYC 2000 STATISTICS
Specialization courses
Select three of the following courses 1
CHEM 2521
CHEM 2541
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
6
NSCI 3121
NSCI 3821
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LECTURE I
and ORGANIC CHEMISTRY LAB I
6
BISC 3521BIOCHEMISTRY3
CHEM 4221BIOCHEMISTRY I3
NSCI 4153BIOLOGICAL CHEMISTRY LECTURE3
BISC 2539
BISC 2549
GENERAL GENETICS
and GENERAL GENETICS LAB
5
NSCI 3133
NSCI 3833
GENETICS LECTURE
and GENETICS LAB
5
BISC 4642ANIMAL BEHAVIOR4
BISC 3754CELL BIOLOGY3
BISC 4693DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY3
NSCI 3154
NSCI 3854
CELL AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY LECTURE
and CELL AND DEVELOPMENT BIOLOGY LAB
5
BISC 3752MOLECULAR BIOLOGY3
NSCI 4176MOLECULAR BIOLOGY LECTURE3
NSCI 2122IMMUNOLOGY LECTURE3
NSCI 2018BIOLOGY OF AGING3
BISC 3232
BISC 3242
HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
and HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB
5
NSCI 4112ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY LECTURE3
NSCI 2141VERTEBRATE ANATOMY LECTURE3
BISC 3221
BISC 3231
HUMAN ANATOMY
and HUMAN ANATOMY LAB
5
NSCI 4144MICROANATOMY LECTURE3
1

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.

Cognitive Neuroscience Track

CourseTitleCredits
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
PSYC 2010RESEARCH METHODS LAB5
PSYC 2301SENSATION AND PERCEPTION LAB5
PSYC 2501COGNITION LABORATORY5
PSYC 2401MEMORY LABORATORY5
PSYC 3901LAB IN BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS5
1

Courses labeled Lab with a PSYC XX01 designation also include
lecture.

Systems Neuroscience Track

CourseTitleCredits
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
CISC 1600
CISC 1610
COMPUTER SCIENCE I
and COMPUTER SCIENCE I LAB
4
CISC 3060INTRODUCTION TO ROBOTICS4
CISC 3270HEALTH AND MEDICAL INFORMATICS4
CISC 4020BIOINFORMATICS4
CISC 4090THEORY OF COMPUTATION4
CISC 4597ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE4
CISC 4621MACHINE LEARNING4
CISC 5900INFORMATION FUSION3,4

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.