Neuroscience Minor

Program begins in the Spring 2024 semester

The Neuroscience minor focuses on the interdisciplinary scientific study of the brain and the nervous system by exploring the neural bases of behavior from multiple perspectives, including biology, psychology and philosophy. Instruction and research will include the areas of molecular and cellular biology, anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, systems of information processing, behavioral neuroscience, biology of neuropsychiatric disorders, and applications to the clinical sciences. The primary focus of the neuroscience program will be to combine basic research with applied clinical neuroscience; this focus will provide students with industry relevant job skills upon graduating.

Program Requirements

Majors can only apply 9 credits from their major to the minor. 10 credits must come from non-major department(s).
Required Courses
PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSYC 203Introduction to Psychological Research3
BIOL 320Social Neurobiology3
Complete 10 credits of electives from the list below.10
Total Credits19


BIOL 319Genes, Brains, and Behavior4
BIOL 330Introduction to Animal Behavior3
BIOL 418Biology Independent Research 11-4
BIOL 447Fundamentals of Pharmacology3
BIOL 468Neurobiology3
CSIT 357Artificial Intelligence3
CSND 410Neurophysiological Bases of Communication3
PHIL 270Philosophy of Mind3
PSYC 288Introduction to Cognitive Science3
or CSIT 288 Introduction to Cognitive Science
or LNGN 288 Introduction to Cognitive Science
or PHIL 288 Introduction to Cognitive Science
PSYC 305Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 308Perception3
PSYC 311Drugs and Behavior3
PSYC 340Human Learning and Memory3
PSYC 491Independent Study I: Research 11-3
PSYC 492Independent Study II: Research 11-3

A maximum of 4 credits of independent study can be applied to the Neuroscience minor.