Undergraduate Academic Advisor: Dr. Courtney Ignarri
Advising Office: Science IV, 230B
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***Please note that BIOL 437 Biostatistics is NOT a lab course, as previously noted on our old requirements sheet.
If you're interested in declaring a major in Integrative Neuroscience you should come to the advising office (S4-230B) to fill out the necessary paperwork. We encourage you to do so by the end of your sophomore year. Transfer students intending to major in Integrative Neuroscience should contact the academic advisor when you arrive on campus. Please note: declaring an interest in Integrative Neuroscience on your admissions application does not mean you are a major. All students enter Binghamton as undeclared. There are no requirements to declare, but you must be at least a second semester Freshman to do so.
*Students matriculated Fall 2013 or after may declare as Integrative Neuroscience majors, but may not declare in the track system as it is being fazed out.
Use the course-to-course look-up tool to see how your credits will transfer to Binghamton.
Use the reverse look-up function to find course equivalencies at other institutions.
How can I sign up for independent study credits?
Fill the Psychology independent study form and return it to the advising office (S4-230B). Paper copies of the form are also available in the advising office. For Biology independent study, fill out the appropriate form and return to their main office (S3-210)
Will any independent study in psychology or biology count toward the major?
No. Only an independent study with course content that is integrative neuroscience-related will count toward the lab requirement for the major. Discussion with the Integrative Neuroscience Program's academic adviser prior to taking an independent study course will clarify whether approval will be given for a particular independent study course to count toward the major.
What requirements will independent study courses fulfill?
Up to eight (8) credits of independent research may be used as part of the 20 upper level credits required in the major. These credits can be from Psychology or Biology research. Additionally four (4) credits of independent research may be used to fulfill one (1) of the three (3) required labs. Only independent study with an Integrative Neuroscience faculty member can count as a lab. See the academic advisor to determine whether your lab will count. Independent research courses will not automatically appear in the major section of your DARS report. You will need to see the program's academic advisor so that a DARS Exception can be made to allow the research courses to count.
How will I know which seminar I should take?
You can take either one 4-credit or two 2-credit approved seminars to meet the requirement. A list of eligible seminars is posted before the advance registration period each semester outside the Integrative Neuroscience Program Advising Office (S4-230B), on the Course Offerings page and our Facebook page, and is also sent prior to advance registration each semester to the Integrative Neuroscience listserv.
How do I know if a course I've taken or plan to take at another college will count toward integrative neuroscience requirements?
Decisions regarding transfer credits are made by the director of the Integrative Neuroscience Program. To find out if a course taken elsewhere will count toward your integrative neuroscience requirements, bring a written description of the course (e.g., the catalog description from the other university or a syllabus) to the Integrative Neuroscience Program Advising Office in S4-230B.
How can I get credits from another institution to count towards my major?
Submit a completed major/minor petition form with a detailed course description of syllabus to the advising office (Science IV, 230B). Paper copies of the form are also available in the advising office. Evaluation of these petitions can take up to a week or more. Students are highly encouraged to petition BEFORE taking courses at other institutions as there is no guarantee that courses/credits will be accepted.
How can I get credits from a study abroad program to count towards my major?
Submit a completed study abroad petition form with a detailed course description of syllabus to the advising office (Science IV, 230B). Paper copies of the form are also available in the advising office. Evaluation of these petitions can take up to a week or more. Students are highly encouraged to petition BEFORE taking courses abroad as there is no guarantee that courses/credits will be accepted.
What is my GPA for my major?
Use our major GPA calculator to find out.
Last Updated: 12/3/13