Neuroscience, B. S.

The B.S. program in interdisciplinary neuroscience will provide students with foundational knowledge of the nervous system including a broad array of areas such as development of the nervous system, brain structure and function, cellular and molecular biology, neuropharmacology, neuroethics, research methods, as well as knowledge of neurodegenerative disease and psychological/psychiatric disorders. 

The undergraduate program offers three major options (tracks): a B.S. degree with a major in Clinical Neuroscience from the College of Health Sciences, a B.S. degree with a major in Molecular Neuroscience from the College of Environment and Life Sciences, and a B.S. degree with a major in Neuropharmacology from the College of Pharmacy. The option for different neuroscience majors is unique and makes this URI major truly distinct with regard to undergraduate education. Please note: students may only earn a Neuroscience degree in one track due to the overlapping of preparation and core courses needed for the major  

Neuroscience Advisors

Once you have met the requirements of your degree program, you will transition from University College to your Degree College. You will meet a new team of advisors to support you on your academic journey.

Academic Advisor



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Transfer to INP

The INP no longer requires an application to transfer into the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program for current URI students. All current students seeking to transfer into the program must schedule an appointment with INP Coordinator, Patrick McIlveen (via Starfish software). Students should understand that changing their major to neuroscience later in their academic careers will extend their time to graduation. In addition, students will be coded as “Exploring Neuroscience” until they complete the necessary requirements to transfer to their degree granting college.

Curriculum Sheets


Major Entry Requirements

  • To transfer out of University College for Academic Success and enter the student’s selected degree granting college, students must complete a minimum of 56 credits of the following courses with a 2.0 GPA average
  • BIO101/103, BIO 102/104, BIO 220/221, BIO 222/223, CHM 101/102, CHM 112/114, CHM 124 or 227, PHY 111/185, MTH 103/131, PSY 113, COM 100, WRT 104 or 106, URI 101, NEU 101, NEU 110, NEU 210, NEU 262, and NEU230