How to Declare

Declaring Neuroscience

Students may declare the Neuroscience major when they have fulfilled the following requirements:

  • Completed Chem 1A/1AL
  • Completed Biology 1A/1AL
  • Completed Math 1A/1B or Math 10A/B
  • Enrolled in or completed Physics 8A
  • Have a Major GPA of 2.0 or higher (includes all lower- and upper-division Neuro requirements)

Please fill out this form (coming Fall 2024) with your academic history. You will be contacted by an academic advisor to set up an appointment to go over your course plan and talk about post-grad plans.

Test Credit:
The following Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB) or A-Levels can also be used to declare and fulfill lower division requirements:
Advanced Placement (AP) Exams:

  • AP Calculus AB with a score of 3, 4, or 5 satisfies Math 1A.
  • AP Calculus BC with a score of 3 or 4 satisfies Math 1A.
  • AP Calculus BC with a score of 5 satisfies Math 1A and Math 1B.
  • AP Chemistry with a score of 4 or 5 satisfies Chem 1A/1AL
  • AP Biology with a score of 4 or 5 satisfies Bio 1A/1AL
  • AP Physics C Mechanics with a score of 4 or 5 satisfies Physics 8A
  • AP Physics C Electricity & Magnetism with a score of 5 satisfies Physics 8B

International Baccalaureate (IB) Exams:

  • Chemistry with a score of 5 or above satisfies Chem 1A/1AL
  • HL Math Analysis & Approaches with a score of 5, 6, or 7 satisfies Math 1A, a score of 7 satisfies both Math 1A and Math 1B
  • HL Applications & Interpretation with a score of 6 or 7 satisfies Math 10A

A-Level Courses:

  • Chemistry with an A satisfies Chem 1A/1AL
  • Biology with an A satisfies Bio 1A/1AL