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BS Neuroscience

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
Grossman Institute for Neuroscience Quantitative Biology and Human Behavior
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

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About this course

The University of Chicago offers a bachelor of arts (BA) degree and a bachelor of science (BS) degree in Neuroscience. The Neuroscience major is designed to accommodate students with the range of scientific variety that one finds at the professional level of neuroscience, including physics, chemistry, computer science, engineering, mathematics, biology, psychology, and medicine.

Neuroscience faculty at the University of Chicago have expertise in all of these areas and are distributed across the Biological Sciences, Social Sciences, and Physical Sciences Divisions. Majoring students have the opportunity to take a broad range of courses or to specialize in a particular area.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

One of the following two-course BIOS sequences:
BIOS 20170 & 20173 Microbial and Human Cell Biology and Perspectives of Human Physiology
BIOS 20170 & 20171 Microbial and Human Cell Biology and Human Genetics and Developmental Biology
BIOS 20150 & 20151 How Can We Understand the Biosphere? and Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology (Basic) 
BIOS 20150 & 20152 How Can We Understand the Biosphere? and Introduction to Quantitative Modeling in Biology (Advanced)

One of the following two-course MATH sequences: 
MATH 13100-13200 Elementary Functions and Calculus I-II
MATH 15100-15200 Calculus I-II  
MATH 16100-16200 Honors Calculus I-II

One of the following two-course CHEM sequences:
CHEM 10100 & 10200 Introductory General Chemistry I and Introductory General Chemistry II
CHEM 11100-11200 Comprehensive General Chemistry I-II 
CHEM 12100-12200 Honors General Chemistry I-II

CHEM 11300 Comprehensive General Chemistry III or CHEM 12300 Honors General Chemistry III
PHYS 12100-12200 General Physics I-II (or higher) 
STAT 22000 Statistical Methods and Applications 
NSCI 20110 Fundamental Neuroscience 
NSCI 20120 Cellular Neuroscience 
NSCI 20130 Systems Neurobiology 
NSCI 20140 Sensation and Perception
NSCI 20100 Neuroscience Laboratory 

Seven electives

Three additional electives (Must include one to three courses of NSCI 29100, 29101, 29102 Neuroscience Thesis Research or NSCI 29200, 29201, 29202 Neuroscience Honors Thesis Research)


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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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