NOTE: All students who matriculate in Fall, 2022 or later will follow the new curriculum. The Neuroscience major curriculum was updated in Fall 2021, so current students declaring the neuroscience major starting in Spring, 2022 may choose to follow the new curriculum or the original curriculum that was in place when they started at Tulane.
The student majoring in Neuroscience will be able to complete the standard requirements of a premedical curriculum, which is recommended or required for admission to graduate study in Neuroscience or related graduate programs, as well as medical school. A Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience requires 9 credits of core courses; 12 credits of elective courses; and 42 credits of non-neuroscience required courses in Biology, Psychology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, and Anthropological/Social Sciences (see Program Curricula). Check the class schedule (classschedule.tulane.edu) to find details on when a course is taught. At least 9 of the elective credits must be taken from the list of Neuroscience lecture electives, and at least 3 laboratory courses must be completed, with at least one neuroscience lab. Students majoring in Neuroscience are strongly encouraged to participate in university research as independent studies and/or an honors thesis. An independent study or honors thesis may count once as one of the three required laboratory courses. Students who receive a grade of C or lower in NSCI 3300 - Brain and Behavior are not encouraged to declare or continue as a major in Neuroscience.