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Spotlight

Neuroscience

In the School of Neuroscience, we are working to understand the mind, brain, and behavior in health and disease at a cellular, genetic, molecular, and systems levels through interdisciplinary studies and hands-on research. 

Level 1 (2-semester pathway)

DEGREE PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 400: English for Academic Purposes 10  
University Success Seminar 4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 3 4
Semester 2    
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 3 4
Introductory Science Course 3 3
   Optional Lab 3 1
TOTAL 42 18

Level 2 (3-semester pathway)

DEGREE PROGRAM COMPONENTS

Semester 1 Hours Per Week Credit Hours
EAP 300: English for Academic Purposes 20  
University Success Seminar 4  
Semester 2    
EAP 400: English for Academic Purposes 10  
University Success Seminar 4  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 3 4
Semester 3    
EAP 500: English for Academic Purposes 10  
Freshman English Course 3 3
Select Math Course 3 4
Introductory Science Course 3 4
   Optional Lab 3 1
TOTAL 67 18

Program Requirements

In order to advance in AdvantageVT from semester to semester, all students must achieve a minimum of 70% proficiency in their EAP courses.

All students must achieve a 2.5 or better grade-point average in their credit-bearing courses.

Majors

  • Biochemistry
  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry
  • Clinical Neuroscience
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Computational and Systems Neuroscience
  • Computational Modeling and Data Analytics
  • Economics
  • Experimental Neuroscience
  • Geosciences
  • Mathematics
  • Microbiology
  • Nanoscience
  • Neuroscience
  • Physics
  • Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Systems Biology