Neuroscience Minor

The scientific community has been and continues to be fascinated by the prospect of unlocking the intricacies of the brain. Explorations in neuroscience often lead to questions about a human’s personality, emotions, senses, diseases, or even the ability to develop artificial intelligence. There are currently many more questions than answers in this area. Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that has its foundation within psychology and biology, but incorporates concepts across many disciplines such as art, music, philosophy, chemistry, physics, and math to explore how our most complex organ, the brain, works.

The Neuroscience program will provide students with a foundation in Neuroscience that will allow her to formulate questions and interpret current findings about the brain. The minor in Neuroscience is a chance for students to explore the field by integrating coursework and laboratory experiments across different disciplines.

Minor in Neuroscience (22-23 hours)

All of the following:

  • BIO 155 Foundations of Molecular Biology 2 hours
  • BIO 157 Foundations of Cellular Biology 2 hours
  • BIO 235 Foundations of Neuroscience 4 hours
  • PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems 3 hours; 
    or PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen 3 hours
  • PSYC 234/ Neuropsychology 3 hours
  • PSYC 234L Neuropsychology Lab (required) 1 hour

One of the following:

  • BIO 214 Human Physiology 4 hours
  • BIO 328 General Physiology 4 hours

One of the following:

  • BIO 232 Animal Behavior 4 hours
  • PSYC 326 Abnormal Psychology 3 hours
  • PSYC 449 Sensation and Perception 3 hours