Sep 26, 2022  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience Minor

Professor Santosh D’Mello, Director

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, incorporating the perspectives of several fields of study. Students will explore the relationship between the brain, the rest of the body, and the environment with respect to affect, behavior, and cognition. The disciplines of biology, psychology, and philosophy are particularly pertinent to this interdisciplinary minor. This interdisciplinary minor is well suited to biological sciences, health and society, and psychology majors, pre-health professions students or those interested in a career in neuroscience.

No more than two courses can be double-counted towards this minor and another minor or major.    


In order to apply for the minor in neuroscience, a student must have:

  1. Earned at least a C- in BIOL 1301 /BIOL 1101  (or AP/transfer course equivalents)
  2. Earned at least a C- in PSYC 1300  and PSYC 3301  (or AP/transfer course equivalents)
  3. Be in good academic standing with the University

Requirements for the Minor (18 Credit Hours)

The neuroscience minor requires six courses (18 credit hours) from the lists below. Students take two foundational courses, two depth courses, and one each from the philosophical dimension and the elective course list.

Foundation Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Two courses required. These introductory courses provide preparation for the study of neuroscience. (Note: Students are required to take both BIOL courses prior to taking advanced BIOL 3323 or any other advanced biology class.)

Depth Courses (6 Credit Hours)

Two courses required. These are the centerpieces of the minor.

Philosophical Dimension Course (3 Credit Hours)

One philosophy course is required to broaden students’ perspective on neuroscience.

Elective Course (3 Credit Hours)

One elective course from this list is required. The elective course can be in biology, psychology, or philosophy.

Total: 18 Credit Hours