Neuroscience Minor

The Neuroscience minor is designed for the student interested in exploring the brain, nervous system and behavior. It is geared toward students planning on pursuing graduate study in Biology, Psychology or Neuroscience or for those with a serious interest in the field. Since graduate programs in neuroscience vary from school to school, this minor will not necessarily meet all entrance requirements. Students are advised to check with the requirements of the individual graduate program. The minor is designed to complement any major.

Prerequisite Courses

Students not majoring in Biology who are interested in the Neuroscience minor complete three prerequisite courses (10–11 credits).

BIO-110Human Biology: Physiology and Health3
BIO-220Cell Biology and Chemistry4
PSY-100Introduction to Psychology3

Students majoring in Biology complete the following:

BIO-111General Biology I4
BIO-112General Biology II4
PSY-100Introduction to Psychology3

Nursing majors complete the following:

BIO-105Human Anatomy & Physiology I4
BIO-106Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
PSY-100Introduction to Psychology3

Students completing a minor in Neuroscience take a minimum of 10 courses (including the prerequisites) (27–32 credits).

Required courses for the minor

BIO-284Hormones & Behavior3
BIO-425Neuroscience3
BIO-426Experiments in Neuroscience1
PSY-320Psychology of Learning and Behavior3
PSY-350Biological Psychology3
Select at least two electives from the following:4-8
Animal Physiology
Pharmacology and Toxicology
Undergraduate Research
Cognitive Psychology
Total Credits17-21