Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system-- the cells and tissues of which it consists; the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that it manifests and the way it changes due to stimuli from both inside and outside the body. It is an interdisciplinary science that combines aspects of Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Chemistry.  Neuroscientists examine the development, structure and function of the nervous system, what happens in disease states and mental illness and how different compounds can alter its activity.

Students interested in a minor in Neuroscience should see the chair of either the Biology Department OR Psychology and Philosophy Department.

Note: Only one (1) course may be taken within the student’s major department. No course may fulfill both major and minor requirements, but courses in the minor may be used to fulfill general education requirements.

Four (4) Required Courses:

BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Biology (Domain II, Subdomain B, Lab) or
PSYCH 101 General Psychology (Domain III, Subdomain B)

(Students who are NOT Biology or Psychology majors must take both courses, but are not required to take the additional elective course)

NEUR 225 Biopsychology*

PHIL 222 Bioethics (Domain III, Subdomain C)
PSYC 263 Cognitive Psychology* or
BIOL 325 Neurobiology*

One (1) Elective Courses:

BIOL 220 Animal Behavior*
BIOL 417 Endocrinology*

NEUR 348 Cognitive Neuropsychology*

NEUR 380 Neuropharmacology*

NEUR 490 Independent Study in Neuroscience*

NEUR 495 Internship in Neuroscience*

PSYC 263 Cognitive Psychology*

PSYC 245 Health Psychology*

PSYC 280  Sensation & Perception*

* Indicates course has a prerequisite

Course Offerings:

Every Semester:

BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Biology

PSYC 101 General Psychology

PSYC 263 Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 245 Health Psychology

PSYC 280  Sensation & Perception

Every Spring:

PHIL 222 Bioethics

Every Fall:

NEUR 225 Biopsychology

Not on an Annual Basis:

BIOL 325 Neurobiology (Spring even years)

BIOL 220 Animal Behavior (Fall even years)

NEUR 348  Cognitive Neuropsychology (Spring odd years)

NEUR 380  Neuropharmacology (on-line; intermittent)
NEUR 490  Independent Study in Neuroscience (as needed)
NEUR 495  Internship in Neuroscience (as needed)

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