BS in Neuroscience

Shorelight - Adelphi University, United States

bs-in-neuroscience

Next enrollment cycle

December 2021

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First Year Course Fee

USD 41,600

Course Accredited By

APA

  • 4 Years
  • On Campus
  • Undergraduate
  • Degree
  • Up to 30% scholarship
The multidisciplinary study of neuroscience draws on the fields of biology and psychology to understand how the brain generates behavior, emotion and cognition.
  • It provides excellent preparation for medical school and graduate studies and offers a gateway to careers in the research industry and fields related to psychology, gerontology, biology, chemistry, physics, physical therapy, speech pathology and audiology, nursing, special education, biomedical engineering, business, and law, among many others.
  • Focus your studies by choosing from one of two concentrations, cognitive neuroscience and molecular neuroscience.
  • Gain hands-on exposure to cognitive and molecular neuroscience research, working alongside renowned psychology and biology faculty.
  • Receive personal attention in small classes that explore complex issues from multiple perspectives integrating biology, psychology, chemistry and computer science.

Enrollment Cycles

  • December 2021
  • July 2022
  • April 2022

Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C /7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B-/8

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Uganda 

  • Advanced Certificate of Education with a minimum of 2 Principal Passing grades of D or higher and at least 1 subsidiary pass in a college preparatory subject. In addition, Uganda Certificate of Education with a C (7) average or higher or General Certificate of Education Level (O Level) Examination Certificate with 5 academic subjects passed is required.
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms C7
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms B5

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Tanzania

  • Certificate of Secondary Education (CSE)
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms E/5
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms D/4

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

(BTEC) Extended Diploma (Level 3)

  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms 80 UCAS Points or MMP Grade
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms 96 UCAS Points or MMM Grade

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

United Kingdom

  • See GCE criteria
  • Undergraduate AAP 2 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate EAP 3 Terms GCE
  • Undergraduate ID 2 Terms GCE
  • Bachelor’s degree (Pass or Honours earned after 3 or 4 years); Bachelor of (Architecture, Dental Surgery, Medicine); Master of Pharmacy (I and II); BTEC Level 7 Diploma in Technology or Technological Engineering or Arts and Design
  • Undergraduate PS AAP 2 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS EAP 3 Terms 45
  • Undergraduate PS ID 2 Terms 55

English Requirements Certificate

  • GCSE/IGCSE
  • AAP (2 Terms) B (b)
  • EAP (3 Terms) C (c)
  • ID (2 Terms) NA
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required
  • Academic English (2 Terms) Below C (c): Other approved test required

IELTS

  • AAP (2 Terms) 5.5 - 6.0 No subscore below 5.0
  • EAP (3 Terms) 5 No subscore below 4.5
  • ID (2 Terms) 6.5
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 4.5
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 4
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 4

TOEFL

  • AAP (2 Terms) 68 - 79 No subscore below 14 (My Best Accepted)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 60 - 67 No subscore below 12 (My Best Accepted)
  • ID (2 Terms) 80 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 50 - 59 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) Below 40 (My Best Accepted)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 40 - 49 (My Best Accepted)

Duolingo

  • AAP (2 Terms) 90 (approved through fall 22)
  • EAP (3 Terms) 80 (approved through fall 22)
  • ID (2 Terms) 110 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English - PSE (1 Term) 70 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (3 Terms) 50 (approved through fall 22)
  • Academic English (2 Terms) 60 (approved through fall 22)

Neuroscience, B.S. - Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration
NY State Program Code: 37863
HEGIS Code: 0425.00
CIP Code: 26.1501

(53-55 credits)
 

  • Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary study of how the brain and nervous system functions to generate behavior, emotion and cognition. With improved understanding of brain functioning, the research and work of neuroscientists will help to better understand neurological and psychiatric disorders that affect quality of life and lead to death. Neuroscience integrates fields of study in biology, psychology, chemistry, and computer science. The field of Neuroscience includes the study of cellular/molecular neuroscience—an examination of how genes and molecules regulate nerve cell function; behavioral neuroscience —an examination of how neural systems produce integrated behaviors; cognitive neuroscience—an examination of how neural substrates create mental processes and thought; and computational neuroscience—an examination of how mathematics and computer models are used to comprehend brain function.
  • This is a 53-55 credit major that requires students to take the following: 1. foundation courses (29-30 credits); 2. a one year capstone experience (6 credits); and 3. an area of concentration in either Molecular Neuroscience (16 credits minimum) or Cognitive Neuroscience (15 credits minimum) together with at least one related course (minimum 3 credits) outside the chosen concentration (breadth requirement).
  • The following are the requirements for the Cognitive Neuroscience concentration. Requirements for the Molecular Neuroscience concentration can be found at Neuroscience, B.S. - Molecular Neuroscience Concentration

Foundation Courses (29-30 credits) 

  • PIA (0501) 101 - General Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 103 - Writing in Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 245 - Psychological Research Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 137 - Psychological Statistics Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 111 - Biological Concepts and Methods I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 112 - Biological Concepts and Methods I I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 213 - Introduction to Neurobiology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 484 - Neurobiology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 395 - Integrative Neuroscience Seminar (Interdisciplinary) Credits: 2.00hrs

Capstone Experience (6 Credits) 

  • Capstone projects may be supervised by members of the various departments associated with the major. Students must take 6 credits (two semesters) of research or internship capstone experience.
  • PIA (0501) 491 - Directed Individual Research Credits: 3.00 hrs *

* Must be taken twice

  • BIO (0105) 498 - Guided Research Credits: 2.00 to 3.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 499 - Guided Research: Capstone Experience Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 495 - Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Practicum I Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 496 - Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Practicum II Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • Concentration Courses - Cognitive Neuroscience  (15 credit minimum chosen from the following electives)

Variable Courses

  • PIA (0501) 250 - Neuropsychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 272 - Psychology of Perception Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 291 - Cognitive Neuroscience Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 292 - Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 450 - Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 472 - S/T: Adv Topics in Sensation and Perception Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 494 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience Credits: 3.00 hrs

Breadth Requirement (3 credits minimum)

At least one course (mimimum 3 credits) must be taken from outside the concentration:

  • CSC (0145) 115 - Scientific Computing for Neuroscientists Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • A course in the Molecular Neuroscience concentration (one of the following)
  • CHE (0106) 111 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4.00hrs
  • CHE (0106) 112 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4.00hrs
  • CHE (0106) 251 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3.00hrs
  • CHE (0106) 253 - Organic Chemistry I Lab Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 203 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 222 - Genetics Credits: 3.00 (ePortfolio course)
  • BIO (0105) 224 - Research Project Lab Credits: 2.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 260 - Animal Behavior Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 365 - Cell Biology I Credits: 4.00 (ePortfolio course)
  • BIO (0105) 504 - Survey of Biochemistry Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • Total Program Credits: 53-55
  • Foundation Courses (29-30 Credits)
  • Capstone Experience (6 Credits)
  • Concentration Courses (15 Credits)
  • Breadth Requirement (3 credits)
     

Neuroscience, B.S. - Molecular Neuroscience Concentration
NY State Program Code: 37863
HEGIS Code: 0425.00
CIP Code: 26.1501

(53-55 credits)

  • Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary study of how the brain and nervous system functions to generate behavior, emotion and cognition. With improved understanding of brain functioning, the research and work of neuroscientists will help to better understand neurological and psychiatric disorders that affect quality of life and lead to death.
  • Neuroscience integrates fields of study in biology, psychology, chemistry, and computer science. The field of Neuroscience includes the study of cellular/molecular neuroscience—an examination of how genes and molecules regulate nerve cell function; behavioral neuroscience —an examination of how neural systems produce integrated behaviors; cognitive neuroscience—an examination of how neural substrates create mental processes and thought; and computational neuroscience—an examination of how mathematics and computer models are used to comprehend brain function.
  • This is a 53-55 credit major that requires students to take the following: 1. foundation courses (29-30 credits); 2. a one year capstone experience (6 credits); and 3. an area of concentration in either Molecular Neuroscience (16 credits minimum) or Cognitive
  • Neuroscience (15 credits minimum) together with at least one related course (minimum 3 credits) outside the chosen concentration (breadth requirement).
  • The following are the requirements for the Molecular Neuroscience concentration. Requirements for the Cognitive Neuroscience concentration can be found at Neuroscience, B.S. - Cognitive Neuroscience Concentration

Foundation Courses
(29-30 credits)

  • PIA (0501) 101 - General Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 103 - Writing in Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 245 - Psychological Research Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 137 - Psychological Statistics Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 111 - Biological Concepts and Methods I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 112 - Biological Concepts and Methods I I Credits: 4.00 hrs
  • BIO (0105) 213 - Introduction to Neurobiology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 484 - Neurobiology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 395 - Integrative Neuroscience Seminar (Interdisciplinary) Credits: 2.00 hrs

Capstone Experience (6 Credits)

  • Capstone projects may be supervised by members of the various departments associated with the major. Students must take 6 credits (two semesters) of research or internship capstone experience.
  • PIA (0501) 491 - Directed Individual Research Credits: 3.00 hrs

* Must be taken twice
or

  • BIO (0105) 498 - Guided Research Credits: 2.00 to 3.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 499 - Guided Research: Capstone Experience Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 495 - Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Practicum I Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 496 - Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Research Practicum II Credits: 3.00hrs

Concentration Courses - Molecular Neuroscience Concentration (16 credits minimum) 

Required Course
CHE (0106) 111 - General Chemistry I Credits: 4.00
Variable Courses
(Choose 12 credits from the following offerings in Chemistry and Biology)

Chemistry

  • CHE (0106) 112 - General Chemistry II Credits: 4.00hrs
  • CHE (0106) 251 - Organic Chemistry I Credits: 3.00hrs
  • CHE (0106) 253 - Organic Chemistry I Lab Credits: 2.00hrs

Biology

  • BIO (0105) 203 - Human Anatomy and Physiology I Credits: 4.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 222 - Genetics Credits: 3.00 (ePortfolio course)
  • BIO (0105) 224 - Research Project Lab Credits: 2.00 (ePortfolio course)
  • BIO (0105) 260 - Animal Behavior Credits: 3.00hrs
  • BIO (0105) 365 - Cell Biology I Credits: 4.00hrs (ePortfolio course)
  • BIO (0105) 504 - Survey of Biochemistry Credits: 4.00hrs

Breadth Requirement
(3 credits minimum)

  • At least one course (mimimum 3 credits) must be taken from outside the concentration: either

CSC (0145) 115 - Scientific Computing for Neuroscientists Credits: 3.00hrs
or

A course in the Cognitive Neuroscience concentration (one of the following):

  • PIA (0501) 250 - Neuropsychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 272 - Psychology of Perception Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 291 - Cognitive Neuroscience Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 292 - Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 450 - Advanced Topics in Neuropsychology and Neuroscience Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • PIA (0501) 472 - S/T: Adv Topics in Sensation and Perception Credits: 3.00hrs
  • PIA (0501) 493 - Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology Credits: 3.00 hrs
  • Total Program Credits: 53-55
  • Foundation Courses (29-30 Credits)
  • Capstone Experience (6 Credits)
  • Concentration Courses (16 Credits)
  • Breadth Requirement (3 credits)

 

  • Academic Accelerator Cost per Semester 
  • Fall 2021 $21,104.7
  • Spring 2022 $21,104.7
  • Summer 2022 $21,104.7
  • Housing Option Description Cost Per Semester 
  • Option A: On Campus Double (with AC) 
  • Option A offers on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students and a common bathroom in hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,295 Spring 2022 $6,295 Summer 2022 $5,531
  •  Option B: On Campus Large Triple (with AC) 
  • Option B offers an on-campus suite-style room shared among three undergraduate students. Shared bathroom is en suite. 
  • Fall 2021 $6,710 Spring 2022 $6,710 Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option C: On Campus Regular Triple (with AC) 
  • Option C offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with an ensuite bathroom.
  •  Fall 2021 $6,490 
  • Spring 2022 $6,490 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option D: On Campus Double (No AC) 
  • Option D offers an on-campus dorm room shared between two undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $5,705 
  • Spring 2022 $5,705 
  • Summer 2022 $5,531 
  • Option E: On Campus Converted Triple (No AC) 
  • Option E offers an on-campus dorm room shared among three undergraduate students, with a common bathroom in the hallway. 
  • Fall 2021 $4,725 
  • Spring 2022 $4,725 
  • Summer 2022 $5,772 Meal Plan Details Cost Per Semester Panther Lifestyle Plan 200 meals per semester (~12 meals per week) at "all you can eat" dining hall, plus $200 Panther Dollars at food trucks, markets, cafés, and more. Includes free Sunday brunch in Post Hall. 
  • Fall 2021 $2,365 
  • Spring 2022 $2,365 
  • Summer 2022 $700

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