Pre-Neuroscience, B.S.

Incoming first-year students are admitted as “Pre-NSC majors.” Students will be admitted into the NSC major when they have achieved the following:

Students Enrolling as Freshmen

Completed the following PSY/NSC courses: 4
Required Courses
NSC 1101New Student Seminar in Psychology and Neuroscience 11
PSY 1305Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior 23
MTH 1321Calculus I 23
NSC 1106Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory 21
NSC 1306Introduction to Neuroscience 33
Additional Requirements
Have a minimum overall GPA of 2.75 in no fewer than 40 hours attempted at Baylor University.
All students will be evaluated at the conclusion of the summer, fall or spring term in which 40 hours is surpassed. Students failing to meet these requirements for promotion at that time will be ineligible to continue in the BS NSC major.
Total Hours11
1

Students who completed another New Student Experience course can petition to allow that course to substitute for NSC 1101 New Student Experience in Psychology and Neuroscience.

2

Earned a grade of C or higher.

3

Earned a grader B or better in NSC 1306 Introduction to Neuroscience. With permission of the chair or chair’s designee, followed by Dean’s approval, students who fail to earn a B may repeat the course one time

4

Transfer or AP credit are not considered in meeting these requirements.

Students Enrolling as Transfers

Students transferring from another institution may select Pre-NSC as a major. Transfer students must complete the pre-major requirements within their first 30 hours attempted at Baylor University. Application for a Change of Major should be made with the student’s academic advisor

Students transferring from another major at Baylor cannot select Pre-NSC as a major. Rather, students desiring to change their major to BS NSC must have completed the pre-major requirements, must have an overall GPA of 3.30, and must do so before 45 hours are attempted at Baylor University. Upon successful application, such students will be admitted directly to the BS NSC major.  Application for a Change of Major should be made through the student’s academic advisor

Required Courses 1, 4
PSY 1305Psychological Science: Understanding Human Behavior 23
MTH 1321Calculus I 23
NSC 1106Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory 21
NSC 1306Introduction to Neuroscience 33
Total Hours10
1

NSC 1101 is waived for transfer students. 

2

Earned a grade of C or higher.

3

Earned a B or better in NSC 1306 Introduction to Neuroscience. With permission of the chair or chair’s designee, followed by Dean’s approval, students who fail to earn a B may repeat the course one time. Transfer or AP credit may not be used to satisfy this requirement.

4

Transfer or AP credit are not considered in meeting these requirements.