Colorado State University

 

Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences


Integrated Degree Program (IDP)

INTEGRATED DEGREE PROGRAM BETWEEN UNDERGRADUATE MAJOR IN NEUROSCIENCE, CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR NEUROSCIENCE CONCENTRATION, WITH MASTER’S DEGREE IN BIOCHEMISTRY

Students in the CMN Concentration with a strong interest in research and a GPA of 3.25 or above, could qualify for entry into an integrated degree program that will allow them to complete their BS degree in Neuroscience along with an MS degree in Biochemistry in an integrated program of study. Entry into this program requires that students have identified a faculty member willing to mentor them in the performance of laboratory research for the MS degree and that they have obtained permission from the Neuroscience Program and the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology to apply to the graduate school for this option. Students can enroll in the graduate program (allowing them access to courses above those at the 500 level) upon completion of 90 credits and will be charged graduate tuition after completion of 120 credits. The first year of the curriculum is identical to that listed for the CMN Concentration.

EFFECTIVE FALL 2015

Sophomore Credits
BMS 300 Principles of Human Physiology 4
CHEM 341 Modern Organic Chemistry I 3
CHEM 343 Modern Organic Chemistry II 3
CHEM 344 Modern Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2
LIFE 210 Introductory Eukaryotic Cell Biology 3
LIFE 212 Introductory Cell Biology Laboratory 2
MATH 255 Calculus for Biological Scientists II 4
PH 121
or PH 141
General Physics I
Physics for Scientists and Engineers I
5
PSY 252 Mind, Brain and Behavior 3
Arts and Humanities 3
Total Credits 32

Junior Credits
BC 401 Comprehensive Biochemistry I 3
BC 403 Comprehensive Biochemistry II 3
BC 404 Comprehensive Biochemistry Laboratory 2
BMS 545 Neuroanatomy 5
CO 300 or CO 301B Writing Arguments (GT-CO3) Writing in the Disciplines-Sciences (GT-CO3) 3
NB 475 Mentored Research 3
NB 495 Independent Study 1
PH 122
or PH 142
General Physics II
Physics for Scientists and Engineers II (GT-SC1)
5
Historical Perspectives 3
Global and Culture Awareness 3
Total Credits 31

Senior Credits
BC 411 Physical Biochemistry 4
BC 512 Principles of Macromolecular Structure 1
BC 563 Molecular Genetics 4
BC 565 Molecular Regulation of Cell Function 4
BC 601 Responsible Conduct in Biochemistry 1
BMS 325 Cellular Neurobiology 3
MIP 300 General Microbiology 3
NB 399 Thesis Preparation 1
NB 475 Mentored Research 3
NB 493 Senior Seminar 1
NB 499 Thesis 3
STAT 301
or STAT 307
Introduction to Statistical Methods
Introduction to Biostatistics
3
Total Credits 31

Graduate Credits
BC 698 Research 8
BC 699 Thesis 3
BC 793 Seminar 2
MIP 342 Immunology 4
Undergraduate Electives 5
Graduate Elective 2
Total Credits 24