Bachelor of Science in Psychology - Neuroscience Option (PSYBS-NEURO) - For Students Who Plan to Attend Medical School

(Based on What Most Medical Schools Require - Please Review Specific Prerequisites for Medical Schools)

Semester 1

Course DetailsCredits
3
PSYCH 100 Introduction to Psychology (ETM)Notes for: PSYCH 100

PSYCH 100

Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
MATH 022 College Algebra II (GQ) (ETM)Notes for: MATH 022

MATH 022

Course required for medical school.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or Or higher, depending on placement.Notes for: Or higher.

Or higher.

Some medical schools require Calculus. For adequate preparation for Calculus, students applying to schools requiring Calculus will need MATH 022, MATH 026; or MATH 040; or MATH 041 or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics ALEKS examination as prerequisites.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Humanities (GH) (First Year Experience)Notes for: GH (FYS)

GH (FYS)

Students should schedule a humanities (GH) course with the FYS designation.
3
BIOL 110 Basic Concepts & Biodiversity (Option)Notes for: BIOL 110

BIOL 110

Course required for medical school.
3
Total credits 15

Semester 2

Course DetailsCredits
STAT 200 Elementary Statistics (ETM)Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Course typically required or recommended for medical school.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PSYCH 260 Neurological Bases of Human Behavior (Group A/Supporting Option)Notes for: PSYCH 260

PSYCH 260

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 110 Chemical Principles I (GN)Notes for: CHEM 110

CHEM 110

Course required for medical school.
3
1
BIOL 141 Introductory Physiology (Option)Notes for: BIOL 141

BIOL 141

This course along with BIOL 142 is required for medical school, unless the student wants to take BIOL 240W instead in a future semester.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
BIOL 142 Physiology Lab (Elective)Notes for: BIOL 142

BIOL 142

This course along with BIOL 141 is required for medical school, unless the student wants to take BIOL 240W instead in a future semester.
1
Elective credit
1
Total credits 16

Semester 3

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 221 Introduction to Social Psychology (Group B)Notes for: PSYCH 221

PSYCH 221

Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 112 Chemical Principles II (GN)Notes for: CHEM 112

CHEM 112

Course required for medical school.
3
CHEM 113 Experimental Chemistry II (Elective)Notes for: CHEM 113

CHEM 113

Course required for medical school.
1
MATH 026 Plane Trigonometry (GQ) (1 Elective Credit)Notes for: MATH 026

MATH 026

For adequate preparation for PHYS 250, students will need the following prerequisites: MATH 022, MATH 026; or MATH 040; or MATH 041 or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics ALEKS examination.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
BIOL 230W Biology: Molecules & Cells (Option)Notes for: BIOL 230W

BIOL 230W

Course required for medical school.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 15

Semester 4

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 105 Psychology as a Science and ProfessionNotes for: PSYCH 105

PSYCH 105

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
SOC 001 Introductory Sociology (GS) (ETM)Notes for: SOC 001

SOC 001

Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation. SOC 003 or SOC 005 may also provide useful preparation, but SOC 001 is most recommended.
Requirements for this course
  • # Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.#
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PHYS 250R and 250L Introductory Physics I (GN) (1 Elective Credit)Notes for: PHYS 250R/L

PHYS 250R/L

Course required for medical school. Students who did not take physics in high school, however, are not advised to take this first PHYS course with CHEM 210. Work with adviser to adjust previous and future semester planning.
4
CHEM 210 Organic Chemistry I (Option)Notes for: CHEM 210

CHEM 210

Course required for medical school.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Total credits 16

Semester 5

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 243 Introduction to Well-being and Positive Psychology (Group C)Notes for: PSYCH 243

PSYCH 243

A prerequisite for PSYCH 470. PSYCH 270 or 470 is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PSYCH 270 Introduction to Abnormal Psychology (Group C)Notes for: PSYCH 270

PSYCH 270

A prerequisite for PSYCH 470. PSYCH 270 or 470 is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 212 (Additional PSYCH 2XX)Notes for: PSYCH 212

PSYCH 212

Course is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
CHEM 212 Organic Chemistry II (Option) (1 Elective Credit)Notes for: CHEM 212

CHEM 212

Course required for medical school.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
2
PHYS 251R and 251L Introductory Physics II (GN Supporting Option) (1 Elective Credit)Notes for: PHYS 251R/L

PHYS 251R/L

Course required for medical school.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
Total credits 15

Semester 6

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 301W Basic Research Methods in Psychology Notes for: PSYCH 301W

PSYCH 301W

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
4
PSYCH 470 Abnormal PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 470

PSYCH 470

PSYCH 270 or 470 is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
or PSYCH 4XXNotes for: PSYCH 4XX

PSYCH 4XX

Students may select any PSYCH 4XX-level course. Only three credits of PSYCH 493, 494, 495, or 496 may apply toward these requirements. Students are encouraged to do at least three credits of PSYCH 494 Research Project, but students may do more than three credits. Credits beyond the three credits in additional PSYCH 4XX courses will count toward electives. Students may receive credit for no more than 12 credits of these additional PSYCH 4XX courses.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B M B 401 General Biochemistry (GN Option)Notes for: B M B 401

B M B 401

Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation, and some schools require this course.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
1.5
Total credits 14.5

Semester 7

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 202A Effective Writing: Social Sciences (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202A

ENGL 202A

Students in PSYBS degree program are required to take ENGL 202A.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PSYCH 4XXNotes for: PSYCH 4XX

PSYCH 4XX

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 4XXNotes for: PSYCH 4XX

PSYCH 4XX

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS) (US)Notes for: GS (US)

GS (US)

Students can select a GS course from the list of available United States Cultures courses in the bulletin.
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
B M B 402 General Biochemistry (Elective)Notes for: B M B 402

B M B 402

B M B 401 is the best preparation for the MCAT. B M B 402 provides additional preparation, but at this point most students have already taken the MCAT. Talk to your adviser about additional options for electives.
3
1.5
Total credits 16.5

Semester 8

Course DetailsCredits
PSYCH 490 Senior Seminar in PsychologyNotes for: PSYCH 490

PSYCH 490

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
PSYCH 4XXNotes for: PSYCH 4XX

PSYCH 4XX

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
3
Humanities (GH) (IL)Notes for: GH (IL)

GH (IL)

Students can select a GH course from the list of available International Cultures courses in the bulletin.
3
3
Total credits 15

Legend

# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

PSYCH 100
Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation.
MATH 022
Course required for medical school.
Or higher.
Some medical schools require Calculus. For adequate preparation for Calculus, students applying to schools requiring Calculus will need MATH 022, MATH 026; or MATH 040; or MATH 041 or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics ALEKS examination as prerequisites.
GH (FYS)
Students should schedule a humanities (GH) course with the FYS designation.
BIOL 110
Course required for medical school.
STAT 200
Course typically required or recommended for medical school.
CHEM 110
Course required for medical school.
CHEM 111
Course required for medical school.
BIOL 141
This course along with BIOL 142 is required for medical school, unless the student wants to take BIOL 240W instead in a future semester.
BIOL 142
This course along with BIOL 141 is required for medical school, unless the student wants to take BIOL 240W instead in a future semester.
PSYCH 221
Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation.
CHEM 112
Course required for medical school.
CHEM 113
Course required for medical school.
MATH 026
For adequate preparation for PHYS 250, students will need the following prerequisites: MATH 022, MATH 026; or MATH 040; or MATH 041 or satisfactory performance on the Mathematics ALEKS examination.
BIOL 230W
Course required for medical school.
SOC 001
Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation. SOC 003 or SOC 005 may also provide useful preparation, but SOC 001 is most recommended.
PHYS 250R/L
Course required for medical school. Students who did not take physics in high school, however, are not advised to take this first PHYS course with CHEM 210. Work with adviser to adjust previous and future semester planning.
CHEM 210
Course required for medical school.
PSYCH 243
A prerequisite for PSYCH 470. PSYCH 270 or 470 is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
PSYCH 270
A prerequisite for PSYCH 470. PSYCH 270 or 470 is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
PSYCH 212
Course is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
CHEM 212
Course required for medical school.
CHEM 213
Course required for medical school.
PHYS 251R/L
Course required for medical school.
PSYCH 470
PSYCH 270 or 470 is typically not required by medical schools but may be required for other health professions.
PSYCH 4XX
Students may select any PSYCH 4XX-level course. Only three credits of PSYCH 493, 494, 495, or 496 may apply toward these requirements. Students are encouraged to do at least three credits of PSYCH 494 Research Project, but students may do more than three credits. Credits beyond the three credits in additional PSYCH 4XX courses will count toward electives. Students may receive credit for no more than 12 credits of these additional PSYCH 4XX courses.
B M B 401
Course strongly recommended for MCAT preparation, and some schools require this course.
ENGL 202A
Students in PSYBS degree program are required to take ENGL 202A.
GS (US)
Students can select a GS course from the list of available United States Cultures courses in the bulletin.
B M B 402
B M B 401 is the best preparation for the MCAT. B M B 402 provides additional preparation, but at this point most students have already taken the MCAT. Talk to your adviser about additional options for electives.
GH (IL)
Students can select a GH course from the list of available International Cultures courses in the bulletin.