Minor in Neuroscience

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The minor in neuroscience is designed for students interested in exploring the brain, nervous system and behavior. Designed to complement any major, the minor is geared toward students planning on pursuing graduate study in biology, psychology or neuroscience, or for those with a serious interest in the field.

Students who are not majoring in biology complete three prerequisite courses: PSY100: Introduction to Psychology, BIO110: Human Biology: Physiology and Health and BIO220: Cell Biology and Chemistry.

Biology majors complete PSY100: Introduction to Psychology along with BIO111: General Biology I and BIO112: General Biology II. Nursing majors complete PSY100: Introduction to Psychology along with BIO205: Human Anatomy and Physiology I and BIO206: Human Anatomy and Physiology II.

To complete the minor in neuroscience, students take a minimum of 10 courses (27-30 credits).

Required courses:

  • BIO284: Hormones and Behavior
  • BIO425: Neuroscience
  • BIO426: Experiments in Neuroscience
  • PSY320: Psychology of Learning and Behavior
  • PSY350: Biological Psychology
  • Two of the following: BCH410: Pharmacology and Toxicology, BIO360: Animal Physiology, BIO497: Undergraduate Research or PSY310: Cognitive Psychology