Interdisciplinary

Within Loyola's College of Arts & Sciences (CAS), several departments coordinate to facilitate interdisciplinary academic major programs, academic minors, and specialized tracks. These interdisciplinary academic programs include:

 

Environment 

The Environment Program coordinates interdisciplinary degrees in Environmental Science and Environmental Studies. A list of participating Environment faculty can be viewed on the CAS website.

Academic Programs

Students can pursue degrees in Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, a Teacher Education track, and University Honors Program curriculum. Available programs for 2020-2021 include:

Detailed curriculum for each program is listed below. 

 

Environmental Science major - Biological Science concentration (ENVB)

The Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science major with a concentration in Biological Sciences is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, major and concentration requirements, adjunct courses in sciences, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. 
 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 41 crs
    • Environmental Science major: 32 crs
    • Adjunct - Sciences: 23 crs
    • General Electives: 24 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 41 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Foundations Math is satisfied by MATH A257 Calculus 1 (4 crs) 
    • Foundations Science is satisfied by BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity & BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity Lab (1 cr) 
    • Philosophy 2 is satisfied by PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy or PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
    • Natural Sciences is satisfied by the Adjunct - Sciences courses
    • Social Sciences is satisfied by SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis
       
  • Environmental Science major core courses for 12 crs: 
    • ENVA A105 Foundations in Environmental Studies
    • BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution
    • Choose from either: 
      • MATH A241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
      • MATH A260 Statistical Inference for Scientists
    • Capstone - choose from: 
      • ENVA A497 Practicum/Internship
      • ENVA A498 Research
         
  • Biological Science concentration courses for 11 crs
    • Biological Science Lecture - choose one course for 3 crs from: 
      • BIOL A322 Population Genetics
      • BIOL A324 Evolutionary Biology
      • BIOL A328 Genetic Analysis
      • BIOL A336 Animal Behavior
      • BIOL A355 Conservation Biology
    • Biological Science Lecture & Lab - choose two sequences for 8 crs from: 
      • BIOL A320 Entomology & BIOL A321 Entomology Lab (1 cr)
      • BIOL A330 Ecology & BIOL A331 Ecology Lab (1 cr)
      • BIOL A334 Biology of Fishes & BIOL A335 Biology of Fishes Lab (1 cr)
      • BIOL A338 Plant Ecology & BIOL A339 Plant Ecology Lab (1 cr)
      • BIOL A356 Aquatic Microbiology & BIOL A357 Aquatic Microbiology Lab (1cr) 
         
  • Environmental Science major elective courses for 9 crs, chosen in consultation with an advisor:
    • Environmental Humanities Elective
    • Environmental Social Science Elective
    • Environmental Major Elective 
       
  • Adjunct - Sciences courses for 23 crs:
    • BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms 
    • BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab (1 cr)
    • CHEM A105 General Chemistry 1 
    • CHEM A107 General Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr)
    • CHEM A106 General Chemistry 2 
    • CHEM A108 General Chemistry 2 Lab (1 cr)
    • CHEM A300 Organic Chemistry 1 
    • CHEM A310 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr) 
    • Natural Sciences Electives for 7 crs. Select from BIOL, CHEM, MATH A200-A499 or PHYS A102 - A499 
       
  • General Electives: complete 24 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • ENVB Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule. 

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Environmental Science major - Biological Sciences concentration with Teacher Education track (ENVT)

The Teacher Education track program is available to students in the Environmental Science major. Students selecting the Teacher Education track will complete their program curriculum with itemized changes that include a modified set of Adjunct Science Electives, and a set of approved Teacher Education courses completed within the General Electives area. Completing the Teacher Education Track increases the Environmental Sciences program from 120 credit hours to 122 credit hours. 
 

  • Adjunct - Science area no longer includes Natural Science electives 
     
  • Teacher Education Track Courses: 33 crs of coursework is required to complete the Teacher Education track. These courses are completed within the General Electives area of the academic program. 
    • TEAC A100 Multicultural Education
    • TEAC A210 The Learner with Special Needs
    • PSYC A255 Adolescent Psychology 
    • TEAC A300 Secondary Methods 1 - General Pedagogy 
    • TEAC A306 Secondary Methods 2 - Specific Field Pedagogy
    • TEAC A310 Reading in the Content Area
    • TEAC A343 Classroom Management & Organization
    • TEAC A410 Teaching Residency 1
    • TEAC A412 Teaching Residency 2 (6 crs) 
    • TEAC A420 Teaching Residency Seminar
       
  • Environmental Sciences Teacher Education Track (ENVT) Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Environmental Studies major - Humanities concentration (ENVH)

The Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science major with a concentration in Humanities is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, major and concentration requirements, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural & social sciences, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. 
 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Environmental Studies major: 30 crs
    • Adjunct - Languages: 6 crs
    • Adjunct - Natural & Social Sciences: 9 crs
    • General Electives: 36 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Philosophy 2 is satisfied by PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy or PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
    • Natural Sciences is satisfied by the Adjunct - Sciences courses
    • Social Sciences is satisfied by SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis
       
  • Environmental Science major core courses for 12 crs: 
    • ENVA A105 Foundations in Environmental Studies
    • BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution
    • Choose from either: 
      • MATH A241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
      • MATH A260 Statistical Inference for Scientists
    • Capstone - choose from: 
      • ENVA A497 Practicum/Internship
      • ENVA A498 Research
         
  • Humanities concentration courses - choose five of the following courses for 15 crs
    • ENGL A352 Literature & the Environment
    • HIST Q234 Technology, Nature, & the West
    • PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy
    • PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
    • RELS A368 Christianity & the Environment
    • RELS A470 Spirituality of Nature Writers
    • RELS S330 Faith, Science, and Religion
    • RELS V234 World Religions and Ecology
    • RELS V265 Eco Feminist Theologies
    • RELS V334 Rel. Ecologies of South Asia
       
  • Environmental Studies major elective course for 3 crs, chosen in consultation with an advisor.
     
  • Adjunct courses - Language requirement: complete 6 crs of language credit, up to the 201 level of proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied with courses in spoken languages like French or Spanish, or in classical languages like Greek or Latin. Students will complete a placement activity to begin the language sequence. Students who initially place into the 201 level of proficiency will have a modified language requirement of only 3 crs, with the additional 3 crs attributed to General Electives.
     
  • Adjunct courses - Natural & Social Sciences courses for 9 crs:
    • Natural Sciences choose one course for 3 crs from: 
      • BIOL Y230 Human Ecology
      • BIOL Y236 Evolution
      • BIOL Y237 Marine Biology & Conservation
      • BIOL Y240 Plant Natural History
      • BIOL Y244 Mississippi River Delta Ecology
      • BIOL Y250 Tropical Ecology
      • BIOL Y262 Human Sociobiology
      • BIOL Y264 Global Ecology
      • BIOL A320 Entomology
      • BIOL A330 Ecology
      • BIOL A334 Biology of Fishes
      • BIOL A336 Animal Behavior
      • BIOL A338 Plant Ecology
      • BIOL A355 Conservation Biology 
      • BIOL A356 Aquatic Microbiology
    • Social Sciences choose two courses for 6 crs from: 
      • CMMN A371 Covering Environmental Beat
      • CMMN A475 Environmental Communication
      • CRIM A340 Environmental Criminology
      • SOCI A285 Sociology of Disaster
      • SOCI A355 Environmental Sociology
      • SOCI X315 Sociology of Food and Food Justice
         
  • General Electives: complete 36 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • ENVH Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Environmental Studies major - Social Sciences concentration (ENVS)

The Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Science major with a concentration in Social Sciences is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, major and concentration requirements, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in sciences & humanities, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. 
 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Environmental Studies major: 30 crs
    • Adjunct - Languages: 6 crs
    • Adjunct - Natural & Social Sciences: 9 crs
    • General Electives: 36 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Philosophy 2 is satisfied by PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy or PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
    • Natural Sciences is satisfied by the Adjunct - Sciences courses
    • Social Sciences is satisfied by SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis
       
  • Environmental Science major core courses for 12 crs: 
    • ENVA A105 Foundations in Environmental Studies
    • BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution
    • Choose from either: 
      • MATH A241 Introduction to Probability & Statistics
      • MATH A260 Statistical Inference for Scientists
    • Capstone - choose one course from: 
      • ENVA A497 Practicum/Internship
      • ENVA A498 Research
         
  • Social Sciences concentration courses - choose five of the following courses for 15 crs
    • CMMN A371 Covering Environmental Beat
    • CMMN A475 Environmental Communication
    • CRIM A340 Environmental Criminology
    • SOCI A285 Sociology of Disaster
    • SOCI A355 Environmental Sociology
    • SOCI X315 Sociology of Food and Food Justice
    • Other approved courses as designated by an advisor
       
  • Environmental Studies major elective course for 3 crs, chosen in consultation with an advisor:
     
  • Adjunct courses - Language requirement: complete 6 crs of language credit, up to the 201 level of proficiency. This requirement can be satisfied with courses in spoken languages like French or Spanish, or in classical languages like Greek or Latin. Students will complete a placement activity to begin the language sequence. Students who initially place into the 201 level of proficiency will have a modified language requirement of only 3 crs, with the additional 3 crs attributed to General Electives.
     
  • Adjunct courses - Natural Sciences & Humanities courses for 9 crs:
    • Natural Sciences choose one course for 3 crs from: 
      • BIOL Y230 Human Ecology
      • BIOL Y236 Evolution
      • BIOL Y237 Marine Biology & Conservation
      • BIOL Y240 Plant Natural History
      • BIOL Y244 Mississippi River Delta Ecology
      • BIOL Y250 Tropical Ecology
      • BIOL Y262 Human Sociobiology
      • BIOL Y264 Global Ecology
      • BIOL A320 Entomology
      • BIOL A330 Ecology
      • BIOL A334 Biology of Fishes
      • BIOL A336 Animal Behavior
      • BIOL A338 Plant Ecology
      • BIOL A355 Conservation Biology 
      • BIOL A356 Aquatic Microbiology
    • Humanities choose two courses for 6 crs from: 
      • ENGL A352 Literature & the Environment
      • HIST Q234 Technology, Nature, & the West
      • PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy
      • PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
      • RELS A368 Christianity & the Environment
      • RELS A470 Spirituality of Nature Writers
      • RELS S330 Faith, Science, and Religion
      • RELS V234 World Religions and Ecology
      • RELS V265 Eco Feminist Theologies
      • RELS V334 Rel. Ecologies of South Asia
         
  • General Electives: complete 36 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • ENVS Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Environment programs - University Honors Program

Students who meet University Honors Program admission requirements can complete their preferred program with the Honors Curriculum taking the place of the Loyola Core and satisfying an elective with HONS H491 Honors Thesis (1 cr) in addition to an Honors-level sequence that includes the capstone requirement for the major. The Honors Curriculum may impact the number of credits required in the General Elective area. Completion of this academic program requires a 3.3 GPA in the major curriculum, any minor programs, and a student’s Loyola cumulative curriculum.
 
The following Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL) serve as helpful checklists of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor and the Honors Program Director to plan your schedule. 
 

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Environmental Studies Minor (ENVR)

Curriculum for Environmental Studies minors require 21 credit hours taken as part of or in addition to the General Electives area of a student’s undergraduate program, but courses used to satisfy requirements in an academic major cannot also be used to satisfy requirements in a minor program. Successful completion of an academic minor requires a 2.0 GPA or higher for all courses. Requirements include: 
 

  • ENVA A105 Foundations in Environmental Studies is an eligible course for any of the three sections listed below. 
  • Natural Sciences & Math Section: select two courses for 6 crs: 
    • BIOL A208 Ecology & Evolution*
    • BIOL A320 Entomology & Entomology Lab (1 cr)
    • BIOL A330 Ecology & BIOL A331 Ecology Lab (1 cr)*
    • BIOL A334 Biology of Fishes & Biology of Fishes Lab (1 cr)
    • BIOL A336 Animal Behavior*
    • BIOL A338 Plant Ecology & Plant Ecology Lab (1 cr)
    • BIOL A355 Conservation Biology 
    • BIOL A356 Aquatic Microbiology
    • BIOL Y230 Human Ecology
    • BIOL Y236 Evolution
    • BIOL Y237 Marine Biology & Conservation
    • BIOL Y240 Plant Natural History
    • BIOL Y244 Mississippi River Delta Ecology
    • BIOL Y250 Tropical Ecology & BIOL Y251 Tropical Ecology Lab (1 cr)
    • BIOL Y262 Human Sociobiology
    • BIOL Y264 Global Ecology
    • CHEM A105 General Chemistry 1* 
    • CHEM A107 General Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr)*
    • CHEM A106 General Chemistry 2* 
    • CHEM A108 General Chemistry 2 Lab (1 cr)*
    • Biology & Chemistry majors will need to consult with an advisor before applying these courses to a minor
  • Social Science & Business Section: select two courses for 6 crs: 
    • CMMN A371 Environmental Beat
    • CMMN A475 Environmental Communication
    • CRIM A340 Environmental Criminology
    • SOCI A285 Sociology of Disaster
    • SOCI A355 Environmental Sociology
    • SOCI X236 Global Environmental Crisis
  • Humanities Section: select two courses for 6 crs: 
    • ENGL A352 Literature & the Environment
    • HIST Q234 Technology, Nature, & the West
    • HIST Q236 Historical Geography
    • PHIL U243 Environmental Philosophy
    • PHIL W245 Environmental Ethics
    • RELS A368 Christianity & the Environment
    • RELS A470 Spirituality of Nature Writers
    • RELS S330 Faith, Science, and Religion
    • RELS V234 World Religions and Ecology
    • RELS V265 Eco Feminist Theologies
    • RELS V334 Rel. Ecologies of South Asia
  • Capstone Requirement: select one of the following courses for 3 crs.  
    • ENVA A497 Practicum/Internship
    • ENVA A498 Research
       
  • ENVR Minor Tracking Sheet: The tracking sheet serves as a helpful checklist of courses for the minor. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to help schedule your coursework. 

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Interdisciplinary Studies

The Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (ITDS) is only available to students in Loyola's Online Programs, which is designed for adult and non-traditional learners. The ITDS program is a full 120 credit hour undergraduate bachelor's degree. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Interdisciplinary Studies major and discipline area requirements, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 39 crs
    • Interdisciplinary Studies major: 30 crs
    • General Electives: 51 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: All Interdisciplinary Studies majors complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 39 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include waiving the First-Year Seminar requirement.
     
  • Interdisciplinary Studies major core courses. ITDS majors complete the following core courses for 6 crs: 
    • LIBR G210 Information Literacy & Interdisciplinary Research
    • ENGL A306 Professional Writing 
       
  • ITDS Discipline Area courses. ITDS majors choose two discipline areas to complete their major coursework. Within each discipline area, students complete 12 crs of eligible coursework in addition to any area courses completed for the Loyola Core requirements, for a total of 24 crs. 
    • Business discipline area. Complete 12 crs from the following courses: 
      • BA B100 Intro to Business
      • ECON B100 Principles of Microeconomics
      • ECON B101 Principles of Macroeconomics
      • ACCT B202 Principles of Financial Accounting
      • FIN B200 Personal Finance
      • LGST B205 Legal Environment of Business
      • MGT B245 Management & Organizational Behavior
      • MKT B280 Principles of Marketing
      • Other classes approved by advisor. 
    • Computer Science discipline area. Complete 12 crs from COSC courses. 
    • Criminology & Justice discipline area. Complete any 12 crs from CRIM courses. 
    • English discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of ENGL courses.
    • History discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of HIST courses.
    • Mass Communication discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of CMMN courses. 
    • Ministry discipline area. Complete 12 crs from the following courses: 
      • RELM A330
      • RELM A334
      • RELM A338
      • RELM A370
      • RELM A380
      • RELM A400
      • RELM A430
      • RELM A496
    • Philosophy discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of PHIL courses. 
    • Political Science discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of POLS courses. 
    • Psychology discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of PSYC courses. 
    • Religious Studies discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of RELS courses.
    • Sociology discipline area. Complete any 12 crs of SOCI courses.  
       
  • General Electives: Interdisciplinary Studies majors are required to complete 51 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Arts program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • ITDS Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

 

Interdisciplinary Minors

A list of Interdisciplinary minors can be found in the Cross-College Programs section of the University Bulletin. 

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Neuroscience Programs

Students pursuing a major in the Neuroscience area can choose from several different concentrations. The department also partners with the University Honors Program to deliver Honors versions of some programs. Programs for 2020-2021 include:

Detailed curriculum for each program is listed below.

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Neuroscience major - Biology concentration (NEUB)

The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Biology concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Biological Sciences, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 41 crs
    • Neuroscience major: 49 crs
    • Includes 19 crs of Biology concentration coursework
    • Adjunct - Languages Computer Science: 6 crs
    • Adjunct - Natural Sciences: 14
    • General Electives: 10 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 41 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Foundation Math requirement is satisfied by MATH A257 Calculus 1 (4 crs)
    • Foundation Science requirement is satisfied within the major.  
    • Natural Science in Context requirement is satisfied with PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences 1 and PHYS A112 Physics Lab 1 (1 cr) 
       
  • Neuroscience major core courses for 30 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology
    • NEUR A100 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology
      • PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC A301 Introduction to Research
    • PSYC A303 Statistics & Methods
    • BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity Lecture
    • BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity Lab (1 cr) 
    • PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences 2
    • PHYS A113 Physics Lab 2 (1 cr) 
    • CHEM A105 General Chemistry 1 Lecture
    • CHEM A107 General Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr) 
    • Capstone: NEUR G493, G497, or G499 Research in Neuroscience. Capstone may be independent study, directed readings, or internship chosen in consultation with an advisor.  
       
  • Neuroscience - Biology Concentration courses for 19 crs. Requirements include: 
    • BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms Lecture
    • BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab (1 cr) 
    • BIOL A314 Anatomy & Physiology 1
    • BIOL A315 Anatomy & Physiology 1 Lab (1 cr) 
    • BIOL A360 Cell Biology Lecture
    • BIOL A361 Cell Biology Lab (1 cr) 
    • BIOL A326 Molecular Genetics Lecture
    • BIOL A327 Molecular Genetics Lab (1 cr) 
    • BIOL A336 Animal Behavior 
       
  • Adjunct courses - natural sciences: Complete 14 crs. of coursework including two lecture-lab sequences, selected from the following options. Extra lab credits beyond adjunct requirements will count towards the general electives area.  
    • CHEM A106 General Chemistry 2 & CHEM A108 General Chemistry 2 Lab (1 cr)
    • PHYS A436 Cellular Biophysics
    • PSYC A315 Behavioral Neuroscience & PSYC A316 Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (1 cr)
    • PSYC A416 Sensation & Perception & PSYC A417 Sensation & Perception Lab (1 cr)  
    • PSYC A422 Cognitive Neuroscience & PSYC A423 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (1 cr) 
       
  • Adjunct courses - Language requirement is satisfied with computer programming for 6 crs: 
    • COSC A211 Intro to Programming 1
    • COSC A212 Intro to Programming 2  
       
  • General Electives: complete 10 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • Recommended general electives for pre-health majors include: 
    • CHEM A300 Organic Chemistry 1 & CHEM A310 Organic Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr)
    • CHEM A301 Organic Chemistry 2 & CHEM A311 Organic Chemistry 2 Lab (1 cr) 
    • BIOL A300 Microbiology & BIOL A301 Microbiology Lab (1 cr) 
    • BIOL A405 Biochemistry 1
       
  • NEUB Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Neuroscience major - Business concentration (NEUS)

The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Business concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Business, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 41 crs
    • Neuroscience major: 48 crs
    • Includes 18 crs of Business concentration coursework
    • Adjunct - Languages Computer Science: 6 crs
    • Adjunct - Natural Sciences: 14 crs
    • General Electives: 11 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 41 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Foundation Math requirement is satisfied by MATH A257 Calculus 1 (4 crs)
    • Foundation Science requirement is satisfied within the major.  
    • Natural Science in Context requirement is satisfied with PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences 1 and PHYS A112 Physics Lab 1 (1 cr) 
       
  • Neuroscience major core courses for 30 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology
    • NEUR A100 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology
      • PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC A301 Introduction to Research
    • PSYC A303 Statistics & Methods
    • BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity Lecture
    • BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity Lab (1 cr) 
    • PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences 2
    • PHYS A113 Physics Lab 2 (1 cr) 
    • CHEM A105 General Chemistry 1 Lecture
    • CHEM A107 General Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr) 
    • Capstone: NEUR G493, G497, or G499 Research in Neuroscience. Capstone may be independent study, directed readings, or internship chosen in consultation with an advisor.
       
  • Neuroscience - Business Concentration courses for 18 crs. Requirements include business courses taken in the following sequence: 
    • BA B101 Business Communications
    • ECON B200 Principles of Microeconomics 
    • MKT B100 Principles of Marketing
    • MKT B30 Consumer Analysis & Research
    • MGT B245 Management & Organizational Behavior
    • Business Elective for 3 crs selected in consultation with an advisor
       
  • Adjunct courses - natural sciences: Complete 14 crs. of coursework including two lecture-lab sequences, selected from the following options. Extra lab credits beyond adjunct requirements will count towards the general electives area.  
    • BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms & BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab (1 cr) 
    • COSC A217 Object Oriented Programming 
    • PHYS A436 Cellular Biophysics
    • PSYC A315 Behavioral Neuroscience & PSYC A316 Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (1 cr)
    • PSYC A350 Industrial Organization
    • PSYC A416 Sensation & Perception & PSYC A417 Sensation & Perception Lab (1 cr)  
    • PSYC A422 Cognitive Neuroscience & PSYC A423 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (1 cr) 
       
  • Adjunct courses - Language requirement is satisfied with computer programming for 6 crs: 
    • COSC A211 Intro to Programming 1
    • COSC A212 Intro to Programming 2  
       
  • General Electives: complete 11 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • NEUS Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Neuroscience major - Physics concentration (NEUY)

The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Physics concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Physics, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 41 crs
    • Neuroscience major: 45 crs
    • Includes 18 crs of Physics concentration coursework
    • Adjunct - Computer Science Languages: 6 crs
    • Adjunct - Natural Sciences: 18 crs
    • General Electives: 10 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 41 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Foundation Math requirement is satisfied by MATH A257 Calculus 1 (4 crs)
    • Foundation Science requirement is satisfied within the major.  
    • Natural Science in Context requirement is satisfied with CHEM A105 General Chemistry 1 & CHEM A108 General Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr) 
       
  • Neuroscience major core courses for 27 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology
    • NEUR A100 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology
      • PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC A301 Introduction to Research
    • PSYC A303 Statistics & Methods
    • BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity Lecture
    • BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity Lab (1 cr) 
    • PHYS A101 Introduction to Mechanics (4 crs)
    • PHYS A103 Intro to Mechanics Lab (1 cr) 
    • Capstone: NEUR G493, G497, or G499 Research in Neuroscience. Capstone may be independent study, directed readings, or internship chosen in consultation with an advisor.
       
  • Neuroscience - Physics Concentration courses for 18 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PHYS A102 Intro to Electromagnetism & Relativity Lecture (4 crs) 
    • PHYS A104 Intro to Electromagnetism & Relativity Lab (1 cr) 
    • PHYS A240 Intro to Waves & Quantum Physics (4 crs) 
    • Choose three PHYS or Biophysics electives for 9 crs from the following options:
      • PHYS A241 Thermal Physics
      • PHYS A365 Biomechanics & Neural Control
      • PHYS A436 Cellular Biophysics
      • PHYS A437 Intro to Neural Networks
         
  • Adjunct courses - natural sciences: Complete 18 crs. of coursework. Extra lab credits beyond adjunct requirements will count towards the general electives area.  
    • MATH A258 Calculus 2 (4 crs) 
    • Select 14 crs from the following options including two lecture-lab sequences.
      • BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms & BIOL A109 BIology of Organisms Lab (1 cr) 
      • CHEM A106 General Chemistry 2 & CHEM A108 General Chemistry 2 Lab (1 cr)
      • COSC A217 Object Oriented Programming
      • PSYC A315 Behavioral Neuroscience & PSYC A316 Behavioral Neuroscience Lab (1 cr)
      • PSYC A416 Sensation & Perception & PSYC A417 Sensation & Perception Lab (1 cr)  
      • PSYC A422 Cognitive Neuroscience & PSYC A423 Cognitive Neuroscience Lab (1 cr) 
         
  • Adjunct courses - Language requirement is satisfied with computer programming for 6 crs: 
    • COSC A211 Intro to Programming 1
    • COSC A212 Intro to Programming 2  
       
  • General Electives: complete 10 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
     
  • NEUY Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Neuroscience major - Psychology concentration (NEUP)

The Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience major with a Psychology concentration is a 120 semester credit hour academic program. Students will complete Loyola Core requirements, Neuroscience major requirements, concentration courses in Psychological Sciences, adjunct courses in language, adjunct courses in natural sciences, and general electives. Completion of this academic program requires a 2.0 GPA in the major curriculum and a 2.0 GPA in the Loyola cumulative curriculum. All major courses must be completed in the department unless an exception is allowed by the department chair. 

  • Overview of requirements: 120 credit hours (crs) required for completion
    • Loyola Core: 41 crs
    • Neuroscience major: 44 crs
    • Includes 14 crs of Psychology concentration coursework
    • Adjunct - Languages Computer Science: 6 crs
    • Adjunct - Natural Sciences: 14 crs
    • General Electives: 15 crs
       
  • Loyola Core: Complete the full scope of the Loyola Core with 41 crs in Loyola Core requirement areas. Modifications include:
    • Foundation Math requirement is satisfied by MATH A257 Calculus 1 (4 crs)
    • Foundation Science requirement is satisfied within the major.  
    • Natural Science in Context requirement is satisfied with PHYS A115 Physics for Life Sciences 1 and PHYS A112 Physics Lab 1 (1 cr) 
       
  • Neuroscience major core courses for 30 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PSYC A100 Introduction to Psychology
    • NEUR A100 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
    • Choose one of the following courses: 
      • PSYC A230 Developmental Psychology
      • PSYC A235 Abnormal Psychology
    • PSYC A301 Introduction to Research
    • PSYC A303 Statistics & Methods
    • BIOL A106 Cells & Heredity Lecture
    • BIOL A107 Cells & Heredity Lab (1 cr) 
    • PHYS A116 Physics for Life Sciences 2
    • PHYS A113 Physics Lab 2 (1 cr) 
    • CHEM A105 General Chemistry 1 Lecture
    • CHEM A107 General Chemistry 1 Lab (1 cr) 
    • Capstone: NEUR G493, G497, or G499 Research in Neuroscience. Capstone may be independent study, directed readings, or internship chosen in consultation with an advisor.  
       
  • Neuroscience - Psychology Concentration courses for 14 crs. Requirements include: 
    • PSYC A315 Behavoural Neuroscience Lecture 
    • PSYC A316 Behavoural Neuroscience Lab (1 cr) 
    • PSYC A415 Psychopharmacology 
    • PSYC A416 Sensation & Perception Lecture
    • PSYC A417 Sensation & Perception Lab (1 cr) 
    • PSYC A422 Cognitive Neuroscience Lecture 
       
  • Adjunct courses - natural sciences: Complete 14 crs. of coursework including two lecture-lab sequences, selected from the following options. Extra lab credits beyond adjunct requirements will count towards the general electives area.  
    • BIOL A108 Biology of Organisms & BIOL A109 Biology of Organisms Lab (1 cr) 
    • CHEM A106 General Chemistry 2 & CHEM A108 General Chemistry 2 Lab (1 cr)
    • COSC A217 Object Oriented Programming
    • MATH A258 Calculus 2 (4 crs) 
    • PHYS A436 Cellular Biophysics
    • PSYC A428 Psychology of Learning & PSYC A429 Psychology of Learning Lab (1 cr) 
       
  • Adjunct courses - Language requirement is satisfied with computer programming for 6 crs: 
    • COSC A211 Intro to Programming 1
    • COSC A212 Intro to Programming 2  
       
  • General Electives: complete 15 crs of general electives to complete the Bachelor of Science program. Students can satisfy these requirements with any Loyola courses they are eligible to take which are not already required in the Loyola Core, Major, or Adjunct curriculums. For students pursuing a double major or an academic minor, the curriculum for those programs would be assigned from the credits required for General Electives.
  • NEUP Degree Program Course Listing (DPCL). The DPCL serves as a helpful checklist of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor to plan your schedule.

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Neuroscience programs - University Honors Program curriculum

Students who meet University Honors Program admission requirements can complete their program with the Honors Curriculum taking the place of the Loyola Core and completing their Neuroscience capstone as their Honors Thesis. The Honors Curriculum also impacts the number of credits required in the General Elective area. Completion of this academic program requires a 3.3 GPA in the major curriculum, any minor programs, and a student’s Loyola cumulative curriculum.

The following Degree Program Course Listings (DPCL) serve as helpful checklists of requirements for each program. Use this form in consultation with your advisor and the Honors Program Director to plan your schedule. 

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