Neuroscience

As a neuroscience minor, you learn to see behavior through the lenses biology and psychology. You can explore topics such as addiction, genetics, learning and perception processes in courses. The minor is beneficial if you're considering a medical, research, marketing or pharmaceutical career. Though it's open to all students, space is limited. If you're interested in the program, you must take PSY 201 Brain and Behavior as a freshman and apply during the fall of your sophomore year.

Minor Requirements

Required Courses - 22 hrs.

  • PSY 201: Brain and Behavior - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 206: Experimental Psychology 4 hrs.
  • PSY 364: Behavioral Neuroscience - 3 hrs.
  • NEU 470: Neuroscience Seminar - 1 hr.
  • BIO 484: Neurobiology - 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 111/113: Introduction to Cell Biology with lab - 4 hrs.
    or BIO 151/152: Molecules to Cells with lab - 4 hrs.
  • BIO 260: Biological Statistics I - 1 hr.
    and BIO 261: Biological Statistics II - 2 hrs.
    or PSY 205: Quantitative Methods - 3 hrs.

Note: Must successfully complete PSY 201 to apply for the minor. Students must also complete at least one laboratory course by registering for 4 hours in BIO 384 (with consent of instructor) or by enrolling in PSY 365 concurrently with PSY 364.

Electives Courses - 6-8 hrs.

  • BIO 310: Genetics - 3 hrs.
  • BIO 381: Comparative Animal Physiology 3-4 hrs.
  • BIO 419: Ethology - 4 hrs.
  • NEU 490: Independent Research in Neuroscience - 1–3 hrs.
  • PSY 360: Psychology of Learning - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 366: Sensation and Perception - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 405: Social Affective Neuroscience - 3 hrs.
  • PSY 420: Psychology of Addiction - 3 hrs.

Note: At least one course must be in biology.

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