The minor in neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program administered by the Psychology Department. Neuroscience as a discipline attempts to explain human and animal behavior in terms of the interactions among the body, mind and environment. Neuroscientists seek new insights by integrating subject areas that have traditionally been studied separately, including psychology, philosophy, medicine, evolution, physiology and development. The program, in combination with a major in a related field, can prepare students for graduate study in psychology, biology or neuroscience. It can also complement a major in such related disciplines as speech-language-hearing sciences or anthropology.
The minor consists of a minimum of 18 semester hours chosen from the list of courses below. Three of these semester hours must be PSY 170 , PSY 177 , or BIO 142 . All students, regardless of major, must take two biology courses, two psychology courses, and one course from a department other than biology and psychology. Any remaining semester hours needed to reach the minimum of 18 may be fulfilled through any course on the approved list. Up to two courses may be counted toward both the minor and the requirements for one other course of study (either major or minor). Courses must be selected in consultation with and approved by a designated adviser for the minor. Students should be aware that many of the courses have prerequisites. Click on course titles below to check prerequisites required for the course and to ensure proper completion of academic background courses.