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Bachelor of Science in Brain and Cognitive Sciences/Course 9

General Institute Requirements (GIRs)
Subjects
Science Requirement
6
Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirement [three subjects can be satisfied by 9.00 and two other HASS subjects in the Departmental Program]
8
Restricted Electives in Science and Technology (REST) Requirement [one subject can be satisfied by 9.01 in the Departmental Program]
2
Laboratory Requirement [can be satisfied by a laboratory in the Departmental Program]
1
Total GIR Subjects Required for SB Degree
17
Communication Requirement
 
The program includes a Communication Requirement of 4 subjects:
2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CI-H); and 2 subjects designated as Communication Intensive in the Major (CI-M).
 
PLUS Departmental Program
Units
Subject names below are followed by credit units, and by prerequisites, if any (corequisites in italics).
Required Subjects
168-174
Tier 1: Five subjects required
 
6.00 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming, 12, REST  
9.00 Introduction to Psychological Science, 12, HASS-S  
9.01 Introduction to Neuroscience, 12, REST; Physics II (GIR)*  
9.40 Introduction to Neural Computation, 12; 6.00, 9.01

 
6.041 Probabilistic Systems Analysis, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)
or
18.05 Introduction to Probability and Statistics, 12, REST; Calculus I (GIR)
or
18.440 Probability and Random Variables, 12, REST; Calculus II (GIR)

 
Tier 2: Three subjects required; up to seven may be taken
 
9.04 Sensory Systems, 12; 9.01*
9.09J Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, 12; 7.05
9.10 Behavioral Neuroscience, 12; 9.01
9.14 Brain Structure and Its Origins, 12; 9.01
9.15 Neuromodulatory and Neuroendocrine Systems, 12; 9.40
9.16 Cellular Neurophysiology, 12; 9.40
9.18J Developmental Neurobiology, 12, CI-M; 9.01*
9.20 Animal Behavior, 12, HASS-S; 9.00
9.31 Neurophysiology of Learning and Memory, 12; 9.01
9.35 Sensation and Perception, 12; 9.40*
9.54 Computational Aspects of Biological Learning, 12; 9.40
9.65 Cognitive Processes, 12, HASS-S; 9.00
9.66J Computational Cognitive Science, 12; 9.40*
9.85 Infant and Early Childhood Cognition, 12, HASS-S, CI-M; 9.00
 
Laboratory [Tier 2]: One subject required
 
9.12 Experimental Molecular Neurobiology, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.01, Biology (GIR)
9.17 Systems Neuroscience Laboratory, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.40*
9.59J Laboratory in Psycholinguistics, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.00*
9.63 Laboratory in Visual Cognition, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.00, 9.40*
 
Tier 3: Up to four subjects
 
9.24 Disorders and Diseases of the Nervous System, 12; 9.00, 9.01, 9.09
9.26J Principles and Applications of Genetic Engineering for Biotechnology and Neuroscience, 12; 7.28*, 9.01*
9.46 Neuroscience of Morality, 12, CI-M; 9.00, 9.01, 9.10*
9.56J Abnormal Lanuage, 12, HASS-S; 24.900*
9.57J Language Acquisition, 12, HASS-S; 24.900*
9.71 Functional MRI Investigations of the Human Brain, 12, CI-M; 9.40*
 
Research: One subject; Laboratory cannot also count for Research
 
9.12 Experimental Molecular Neurobiology, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.01, Biology (GIR)
9.17 Systems Neuroscience Lab, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.40*
9.41 Research and Communication in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science, 18, CI-M; 9.URG, permission of instructor
9.50 Research in Brain and Cognitive Sciences, 12; 9.00; permission of instructor
9.59J Laboratory in Psycholinguistics, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.00*
9.63 Laboratory in Visual Cognition, 12, LAB, CI-M; 9.00, 9.40*
9.URG Undergraduate Research, 12
 
Restricted Electives
Zero to four subjects. 9.URG cannot count as a Restricted Elective.
 
Departmental Program Units That Also Satisfy the GIRs
(60)
Unrestricted Electives(1)
66-72
Total Units Beyond the GIRs Required for SB Degree
180
No subject can be counted both as part of the 17-subject GIRs and as part of the 180 units required beyond the GIRs. Every subject in the student's departmental program will count toward one or the other, but not both.
Notes
 
*Alternate prerequisites are listed in the subject description
† Students who entered prior to fall 2010 may use this subject to satisfy the HASS-D requirement.
(1) Additional elective units may be available to the extent the General Institute Requirements are fulfilled by subjects taken in the department program. 
For an explanation of credit units, or hours, please refer to the online help in the MIT Subject Listing & Schedule, http://student.mit.edu/catalog/index.cgi.

 

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