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Admissions

Credit Guide for Neuroscience

The neuroscience major at Lake Forest College requires a minimum of 14 courses: seven fundamental courses, two core courses, four electives, and a senior capstone (see details in the drop-down menu below).  Students typically find it helpful to participate in internships and research experiences as well.

Lake Forest College NEUR Major Requirements
Fundamental (7 Courses)   Pre-Requisites
BIOL 120L Organismal Biology (& Lab) Sci Placement Test (SPT)
BIOL 221L  Cell & Molecular Biology (& Lab) BIOL 120; CHEM 116
CHEM 115L General Chemistry I (& Lab) SPT or CHEM 114
CHEM 116L  General Chemistry II (& Lab) CHEM 115
PSYC 110L  Introduction to Psychological Science (& Lab) none
PSYC 221L  Research Methods & Statistics I (& Lab) PSYC 110
PSYC 222L  Research Methods & Statistics II (& Lab) PSYC 221

Core (2 Courses)     
NEUR 301  Neuroscience: Neuron to Brain BIOL 221; CHEM 116
NEUR 302  Neuroscience: Brain to Behavior PSYC 221

Electives (4 Courses)     
  At least 1 BIOL and 1 PSYC  Varies
  At least 2 of 4 taken at Lake Forest College  
  See requirement page for complete list   

Senior Capstone (1 Capstone)    
  Senior Seminar (400-level course) or Thesis  Varies

General Transfer Guidelines for four-year college and university and community college transfers

Using transfer courses and/or AP scores, students may satisfy the following 4 fundamental courses for the NEUR major at Lake Forest College.  In order to transfer, a course must be completed with a C- or better.  If you have questions about specific transfer courses or requirements, please contact the chair of the neuroscience program.

  1. To satisfy the BIOL 120L requirement, you must transfer:
    • at least two laboratory-based general biology courses (see specific courses below)
  2. To satisfy the CHEM 115L requirement, you must transfer:
    • a first laboratory-based general chemistry course (the first in a two-course sequence)
  3. To satisfy the CHEM 116L requirements, you must transfer:
    • a second laboratory-based general chemistry course (the second in a two-course sequence)
  4. To satisfy the PSYC 110L requirement, you must transfer:
    • an intro to psychology course (or an AP Psych score of 5) AND a basic statistics course (or an AP Stats score of 4 or 5)

In addition, while participating in off-campus study, students may satisfy a maximum of 2 elective courses for the NEUR major at Lake Forest College.  These courses must be approved by the department chair prior to the start of the off-campus study experience.

Community College Transfer Guide for our feeder institutions

College of DuPage
College of DuPage Lake Forest College

BIOLO 1151 (Principles of Bio Science I) AND
BIOLO 1152 (Principles of Bio Science II)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHEMI 1551 (Principles of Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHEMI 1552 (Principles of Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSYCH 1100 (General Psych) AND
One statistics course (PSYCH 2280 or MATH 1635)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
College of Lake County 
College of Lake County Lake Forest College

BIO 161 (General Biology I) AND
BIO 162 (General Biology II)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHM 121 (General Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHM 123 (General Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 121 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MTH 142 or MTH 222)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
Elgin Community College 
Elgin Community College Lake Forest College

BIO 110 (Principles of Biology) AND
BIO 113 (Molecular & Cellular Biology) AND
BIO 114 (Organismal Bio, Evolution, & Ecology)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHM 142 (General Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHM 143 (General Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 100 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MTH 120 or MTH 140)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
Harper College 
Harper College Lake Forest College
BIO 115 (Fundamentals of Cellular Biology) AND
BIO 116 (Fundamentals of Organismal Biology)
BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHM 121 (General Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHM 122 (General Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MTH 165 or MTH 225)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
McHenry County College 
McHenry County College Lake Forest College

BIO 157 (Fundamental Biology) AND
BIO 158 (Evolution & Biodiversity)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHM 165 (General Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHM 166 (General Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 151 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MAT 120 or MAT 220)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
Oakton Community College 
Oakton Community College Lake Forest College

BIO 121 (General Biology I) AND
BIO 122 (General Biology II)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHM 121 (General Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHM 122 (General Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 101 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MAT 131 or MAT 190)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)
Triton College 
Triton College Lake Forest College

BIO 150 (Principles of Biology I) AND
BIO 151 (Principles of Biology II)

BIOL 120L (Organismal Biology & Lab)
CHM 140 (General Chemistry I) CHEM 115L (General Chemistry I & Lab)
CHM 141 (General Chemistry II) CHEM 116L (General Chemistry II & Lab)

PSY 100 (Intro to Psych) AND
One statistics course (MAT 170 or BUS 149)

PSYC 110L (Intro to Psychological Science & Lab)