College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Minor in Neuroscience

Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing disciplines in science and society today. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, it draws on skills from anatomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, genetics, math, psychology, economics, and philosophy among others. Students in diverse fields can benefit from neuroscience through this minor.

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Minor Requirements

Total credits: 20-21

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Students must complete at least 20 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. 

Biology Courses

Required Course
BIOL 213 Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core) 4
Elective Course
Select one from the following: 3-4
BIOL 311
General Genetics
BIOL 320
Comparative Chordate Anatomy
BIOL 322
Developmental Biology
BIOL 326
Animal Physiology
BIOL 425
Human Physiology
Total Credits 7-8

Psychology Courses

PSYC 373 Physiological Psychology Laboratory 1
PSYC 375 Brain and Sensory Processes 3
PSYC 376 Brain and Behavior 3
Total Credits 7

Neuroscience Courses

NEUR 327 Cellular, Neurophysiological, and Pharmacological Neuroscience 3
NEUR 335 Molecular, Developmental, and Systems Neuroscience 3
Total Credits 6
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