Neural Science (2018 - 2020)
The neural science major requires fifteen courses (63 points), as follows:
- Introduction to Neural Science (NEURL-UA 100)
- Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (NEURL-UA 210)
- Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (NEURL-UA 220)
- General Chemistry and Laboratory I, II (CHEM-UA 125, 126)
- Principles of Biology I, II (BIOL-UA 11, 12)
- Molecular and Cell Biology I (BIOL-UA 21)
- General Physics II (PHYS-UA 12). Please note that General Physics I (PHYS-UA 11), or credit for AP Physics C (Mechanics), is a prerequisite for General Physics II. Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis by the Department of Physics. Students are not automatically permitted to take PHYS-UA 12 before/without PHYS-UA 11.
- Calculus I (MATH-UA 121)
- One approved statistics course, such as Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences (PSYCH-UA 10)
- Three elective courses in neural science (may include NEURL-UA 302, NEURL-UA 305)
- One approved upper-level course in either psychology or biology
Prehealth students must take, in addition to the above, Principles of Biology Lab (BIOL-UA 123), General Physics I (PHYS-UA 11), Organic Chemistry and Laboratory I, II (CHEM-UA 225, 226), and Biochemistry I (CHEM-UA 881).
AP or other advanced standing credit is only accepted for the calculus and statistics requirements on a case-by-case basis and must be approved by a neural science adviser.
Students may tentatively declare the major before they have taken Introduction to Neural Science (NEURL-UA 100), which is best taken in fall of sophomore year. However, they must earn a B- or better in NEURL-UA 100 to remain declared. A grade of C or better is required in all other courses for the major.
Students should meet with a neural science adviser as early in their NYU career as possible (freshman year is recommended).
To graduate with honors in neural science, students must achieve a GPA of 3.65 in both the major and overall.
In the fall semester of their senior year, students seeking honors must complete the Honors Seminar (NEURL-UA 301). In the spring of their senior year, they must present a paper at the College’s annual Undergraduate Research Conference and submit an honors thesis that is accepted by the faculty sponsor and the director of undergraduate studies.
Admittance to the laboratory courses associated with Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (NEURL-UA 210) and Behavioral and Integrative Neuroscience (NEURL-UA 220) is assured and required only for students in the honors track.