Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the nervous system. It encompasses and combines a broad array of disciplines including biology, biochemistry, computer science, physiology, psychology, philosophy, and more. This diversity reflects the complexity of the nervous system and the challenges in understanding how nervous systems function on multiple levels underlying behavior: molecular, cellular, network, and systems. The overarching goal of the Neuroscience minor is to allow students who may be focusing their studies in a traditional discipline with certain levels of analysis to broaden their perspective and knowledge to areas outside of their primary field of study. 

The minor requires the completion of a minimum of 18 credits.

Core Courses6
Human Physiology
Brain and Behavior
Elective courses12
A minimum of three additional courses taken outside of the student’s major from the approved list of courses below.
Cellular and Molecular Courses
Comparative Physiology
Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
Cellular Basis of Animal Behavior
Developmental Biology
Biology of the Eye
Neurobiology I
Behavioral and Cognitive Courses
Motor Learning and Control
Introduction to Drugs, Behavior, and Society
Psychology of Perception: Fundamental Processes
Psychology of Learning and Memory: Fundamental Processes
Cognitive Psychology: Fundamental Processes
Cognitive Neuroscience
Cellular Basis of Animal Behavior
Human Neuropsychology
Developmental Neuropsychology
Philosophy Courses
Introduction to Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Psychology
Philosophy of Science
Philosophy of Mind
Total Credits18