Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that employs methods and theories from biology, chemistrycomputer science, physics, psychology, philosophy, and other fields to understand the brain, behavior, and the mind.  The study of neuroscience can prepare students for graduate studies or professional work in areas such as pharmacology, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral genetics, animal behavior, computer science, rehabilitation psychology, and clinical psychology.

Dr. Huda Akil, past President of the Society for Neuroscience, has stated that ”being educated about your brain, and how it works, and how it affects how you think and feel and function and interact with others, is very helpful…. It is a nonjudgmental way of helping people understand more about themselves…. This is a great time for neuroscience.”

The interdisciplinary neuroscience minor is designed to be compatible with any Bachelors degree major within the College of Letters and Science.  It requires a minimum of 21 credits, drawing from biology, computer science, philosophy and psychology course offerings.  Courses taken MAY double-count for the chosen major and the neuroscience minor.  A minimum GPA of 2.00 must be earned in all courses required for the minor.

Neuroscience Minor Faculty

First NameLast NameDepartmentEmailWebsite
AaronKarst, PhD*
JamesKoch, PhD*
* Identifies the neuroscience minor faculty advisors.