College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing disciplines in science today. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, it draws on skills from anatomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, genetics, math, and psychology, among others. Students in these fields can benefit from an awareness of applications of these fields to neuroscience and through this minor, more directly prepare for later work in neuroscience.

For policies governing all minors, see the Undergraduate Policies section of the University Catalog.

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Minor Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Students pursuing this minor must complete at least 20 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. Eight credits of course work must be unique to the minor.

Two biology courses (7-8 credits)

One required course (4 credits)

BIOL 213 - Cell Structure and Function Credits: 4

One elective course (3-4 credits) chosen from:

BIOL 311 - General Genetics Credits: 4

BIOL 320 - Comparative Chordate Anatomy Credits: 4

BIOL 322 - Developmental Biology Credits: 3

BIOL 326 - Animal Physiology Credits: 3

BIOL 425 - Human Physiology Credits: 3

Three psychology courses (7 credits)

PSYC 373 - Physiological Psychology Laboratory Credits: 1

PSYC 375 - Brain and Sensory Processes Credits: 3

PSYC 376 - Brain and Behavior Credits: 3

Two neuroscience courses (6 credits)

NEUR 327 - Cellular, Neurophysiological, and Pharmacological Neuroscience Credits: 3

NEUR 335 - Molecular, Developmental, and Systems Neuroscience Credits: 3

Total: 20-21 credits

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