Studying Neuroscience at Regis

The Honors in Neuroscience major adds an independent research component to the Neuroscience major that further helps prepare students for graduate and professional schools or for research oriented laboratory work.
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B.S. in Neuroscience, Honors

Degree Overview

The Honors-in-Neuroscience major is designed for students who wish to complete a major research project as part of their program of study. To complete this major, a student must complete the same lower and upper division requirements of the Neuroscience major, plus at least four semester hours of Research in Neuroscience (taken over two or more semesters) and two semester hours of Senior Thesis.

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field in which scientists share a common interest in studying the anatomy, physiology, and function of the nervous system and how it regulates behavior. The major is designed to provide a strong foundation in Neuroscience while giving students the flexibility to select courses that prepare them for a wide variety of career options. These include, but are not limited to, graduate study in Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, Neuropsychology, and healthcare areas such as physical therapy, neuro-rehabilitation and medicine. Neuroscience is also a major for students who are simply interested in understanding the nature of brain-behavior relationships and want to pursue the field as part of a liberal arts education. Students will find that this major is compatible with a wide range of minors or double majors such as (but not limited to) Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Philosophy, or Psychology.

Program Requirements

Regis College students must complete the Core Studies requirements in addition to their major requirements. Core Studies consists of:

  • Core Foundation: 6 credits, or two courses taken over the fall and spring of freshmen year
  • Distributive Core: 40-46 credits that represent a variety of offerings in disciplines that provide the underpinning of a solid liberal education
  • Integrative Core: 12 credits, or four upper division courses taken in the junior and senior year

More information about Regis College Core Studies can be found here

Listed below are the degree requirements for completion of the B.S. in Neuroscience, Honors. It is recommended that students apply for candidacy in the Honors-in-Biology program in their Sophomore year.

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To complete this major, a student must complete the same lower and upper division requirements of the Neuroscience major, plus at least four semester hours of Research in Neuroscience (taken over two or more semesters) and two semester hours of Senior Thesis.
NS 491E-W Research in Neuroscience* (4 ch)
NS 499 Senior Thesis (2 ch)
Candidacy must be approved by the chairperson of the Neuroscience Program. The candidate must:
1. Select a thesis advisor and submit a preliminary thesis proposal.
2. Complete a research project for Research in Neuroscience (or equivalent) credit.
3. Complete Senior Thesis requirements by:
a. Defending his/her research before a panel of faculty.
b. Presenting his/her research in a public forum such as a lecture in a class or a presentation at a professional meeting.
c. Submitting a final thesis that conforms to APA guidelines and is approved by the faculty examination committee.
Total Degree Requirements: 58-60 credit hours

*Research or Independent Study in Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, or Psychology may be substituted for this requirement upon approval by the director of the Neuroscience Program after consulting with the instructor of the independent study.

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