Undergraduate Neuroscience Program Curriculum Requirements

** does not include UAB Core Curriculum requirements

Biology
BY 123 Introductory Biology I & Laboratory - 4 credits
BY 124 Introductory Biology II & Laboratory - 4 credits

Chemistry
CH 115/116 General Chemistry I & Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 117/118 General Chemistry II & Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 235/236 Organic Chemistry I & Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 237/238 Organic Chemistry II & Laboratory - 4 credits
CH 460 Fundamentals of Biochemistry - 3 credits

Neurobiology and Psychology
PY 101/201 Introduction to Psychology - 3 credits

Your must take either NBL 230 or PY 253 before the Spring Semester of the sophomore year.

NBL 230
Neuroscience I: Brain Function & Dysfunction - 3 credits
OR         
PY 253 Honors Brain, Mind and Behavior - 3 credits
NBL 355 Neuroscience II: Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission - 3 credits
NBL 356 Neuroscience III: Mechanisms of Sensation,Movement & Cognition - 3 credits
NBL/PY 401 Colloquium in Basic, Cognitive & Clinical Neuroscience - 1 credit 
(must be taken at least twice)            

You must take 2 of the following advanced neuroscience courses. It is recommended that you consider taking more than 2.

NBL 410 Special Topics in Neuroscience - 3 credits
NBL 433 Diseases of the Nervous System - 3 credits
NBL 434 Mechanisms of Memory - 3 credits
NBL 425 Methods in Human Neuroimaging - 3 credits
PY 431 Dynamics of Pain - 3 credits                     
PY 463 Cognitive Neuroscience - 3 credits
PY 472 Social Psychophysiology - 3 credits
VIS 456 Visual Neuroscience - 3 credits

Physics
PH 201 College Physics I & Laboratory - 4 credits
PH 202 College Physics II & Laboratory - 4 credits

General
PHL 116 Bioethics - 3 credits
MA 125 Calculus I - 4 credits

One of the following:
NBL 210 Scientific Reasoning and Medical Research - 3 credits
PY 216 Elementary Statistics & Design - 4 credits
STH 301 Statistics & Design Overview - 3 credits
MA 180 Introduction to Statistics - 3 credits

Note: Medical School requires 6 hours of college math. You can cover 3 hours with AP Calculus, but must take another math course (prefix MA) at UAB.

Research
Either laboratory based:         
NBL 398/PY 398 Mentor guided research - 6 credits

Or literature based:                                                   
NBL 390 Methods in Neuroscience - 3 credits
NBL 399 Senior Seminar - 3 credits

Recommended but not required
NBL 225 Neuroscience of Addiction - 3 credits
NBL 245 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory - 3 credits
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
(strongly recommended for pre medical students)
VIS 427 Dauphin Island Sea Lab (DISL) Taught duringMay miniterm - 3 credits
BY 330 Cell Biology (highly recommended) - 3 credits
BY 210 Genetics - 3 credits
PY 305 Medical Psychology - 3 credits
PY 335 Motivation and Emotion - 3 credits
PY 372 Social Psychology - 3 credits