Major in Neurophilosophy

Students must complete the following required courses:

  • PHIL 2900 Logic (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 3120 Philosophy of Mind (C- or higher)
  • NEUR 2000 Introduction to Neurosciences (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 2100 Statistics of Behavioral Sciences (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 2110 Research Methods (C- or higher)

Students must take two philosophy courses from the list below:

  • PHIL 2110 Biomedical Ethics (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 2230 Philosophy of Happiness (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 3300/PSYC 3300 Moral Psychology and Neuroscience (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 3500 Applied Philosophy: Research and Methods (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 3750 Philosophy of Science (C- or higher)
  • PHIL 3750 Neuroscience and Law (C- or higher)
  • Any topically appropriate PHIL 2/3/4750 course approved by the directors of the program (C- or higher)

Students must take two psychology/cognitive science/neuroscience courses from the list below:

  • PSYC 2130 Abnormal Psychology (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 3070 Adulthood and Aging (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 2170 Social Psychology (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 3050 Decision Making (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 3060 Psychology of Language (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 3110 Sensation and Perception (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 2180 Behavioral Neuroscience (C- or higher)
  • NEUR 3200 Neuroanatomy and Physiology (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 3210 Cognitive Neuroscience (C- or higher)
  • PSYC 3300/PHIL 3300 Moral Psychology and Neuroscience (C- or higher)
  • NEUR 3400 Applied Research in Neuroscience (C- or higher)
  • Any topically appropriate NEUR or PSYC 2/3/4750 course approved by the directors of the program (C- or higher)

Students must complete the senior seminar and a comprehensive exam in their major:

  • Philosophy & Neuroscience Major Senior Project (consisting of a research project (paper or experiment) which has been proposed, approved by PHNS advisors, completed, and successfully defended orally) (C- or higher)
  • Comprehensive Exam