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Neuroscience Major Requirements


To apply to the major, you need to have the following credentials:

  1. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  2. Sophomore/Junior standing, or advance permission of Neuroscience Director (Note: A minimum of two full semesters in the major is required for graduation).
  3. At least one semester in residence at Queens College and completion of 7 credits of the major.
  4. A strong interest in conducting laboratory research as part of your curriculum.

Applications are accepted and reviewed each semester, with application due dates of October 1 and March 1 (or first business day after those dates if they fall on a weekend). 

Applications may be downloaded by clicking here.


Minimum Requirements to Remain within the Major

  1. 3.0 overall GPA.
  2. Placement in an approved research laboratory no later than the beginning of the senior year, although earlier research placements are strongly recommended.

Students in the Neuroscience Program will be placed on probation for one semester if their GPA falls below 3.0. Students will have one semester to bring their GPA back above 3.0 or they will be removed from the Program.


Graduation Requirements

  1. Two full semesters in the major and successful completion of all course requirements (see curriculum).
  2. Completion of all Queens College graduation requirements.
  3. A minimum overall GPA of 3.0.
  4. Completion of a minimum of one year of research with an approved Queens College mentor (see faculty) with whom you did your thesis.
  5. Submission of a honors thesis, approved by your research mentor, and a current CV.
  6. Oral presentation of your thesis research.


 Office Information

Director: Ray Johnson, Jr., PhD
Psychology Department
Office: Science Building, Room A316
Phone: 718-997-3241

Deputy Director: Carolyn Pytte, PhD
Psychology Department
Office: Razran Building, Room 368
Phone: 718-997-4528


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