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Neuroscience Minor


Note that ALL courses taken in the minor must be completed with a minimum "C" grade.  If you cannot repeat a course in which less than a "C" grade is earned, you cannot earn the minor, but there is NO EFFECT ON YOUR GRADUATION unless your entire GPA slips below the University's universal GPA requirements for all its graduates. NOTE: Course offerings vary be semester & courses may have required prerequisites, please check course descriptions for potential prerequisites. 

Required 9 credits: 

REQUIRED for all students

  • BIO 306 Neurobiology (3 cr, typically offered in the spring) 


PLUS ONE of the following:

  • PHIL 306 Philosophy of Emotion
  • PHIL 315 Philosophy of Science
  • PHIL 316 Introduction to Cognitive Science 
  • PHIL 327 Philosophy of Mind


PLUS ONE of the following:

  • PSY 380 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY 383 Biopsychology

PLUS TWELVE (12) elective credits from at least TWO (2) departments:

  • BIO 212 Human Physiology (4 cr, has lab; Fall, Spring, some Summers)
  • BIO 310 Biology of Gender (3 cr, Spring)
  • BIO 316 Developmental Biology (3 cr, Spring)
  • BIO 319 Animal Physiology (5 cr, has lab; Fall and Spring)
  • BIO 323 Intro to Cell & Molecular Biology (3 cr, Fall and Spring)
  • COMPSCI 300 Artificial Intelligence (3 cr)
  • *KINESIOLOGY'S 331 course entitled MOTOR LEARNING will also be written in by a curriculum modification (handled by either Dr. Koch or Dr. Karst) upon request by the student.
  • Additional PHIL course(s) from the above menu (306, 315, 316, 327)
  • Additional PSY course from the above menu (380, 383)
  • PSY 310 Comparative Psychology (3 cr)
  • PSY 367 Psychopharmacology (3 cr)
  • *PSY 455 Sensation and Perception (3 cr, its prerequisites of PSY 203 and 275 will be waived for students minoring in Neuroscience who are not Psychology majors)
  • OR… in any department where offered, up to 6 credits of neuroscience-related offerings of: Independent Study, Related Readings, Advanced Research (Psych 480), Internship or L&S Career Internship (Interdisciplinary 399), Service Learning Independent Study (Interdisciplinary 366 or 367), and/or Special Topics. See a Neuroscience Minor adviser to determine if one of these is sufficiently “neuroscience-related” to count for credit toward the minor.

Neuroscience Minor Advisors are Dr. Jim Koch and Dr. Aaron Karst, both from the psychology department

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