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Neuroscience Minor

The Neuroscience minor is an interdisciplinary offering between the Science and Psychology Departments, and is open to students of any discipline interested in cutting-edge science and social science research. Laboratory experiences are used in project-based learning, exploring biological underpinnings in psychological phenomena. 

The Neuroscience minor is 18+ credits, but may require pre-requisite coursework. Please note, the Psychology Department requires students to earn a “C” or better in all major and minor courses, while the Science Department requires a “C-“. Please see either Science or Psychology Department Chair/s for more information.

Biology or Psychology majors/minors must complete at least two courses (6+ credits) outside their major/minor requirements to earn a Neuroscience minor.


Requirements for the Minor in Neuroscience

Note: Pre-Requisite courses include PSY101 and completing quantitative literacy course(s) for prospective major. Students who minor in Psychology and Neuroscience can only apply one Psychology course or 3 PSY credits towards both minors.

(All courses are 3 credits unless noted.)

  • BIO 177 (non-science majors) Health & the Human Body or
    BIO 206 (science majors) Cell & Molecular Biology (4 credits)
  • PSY 304 Brain & Behavior
  • PSY 398 Neuroanatomy of Illness, Injury & Trauma
  • BIO 331 Neuroscience

Electives:  (any 6 credits)

  • BIO 173 Genetics & Heredity
  • ESH 230 Introduction to Biomechanics
  • PSY 401 Lab Experience in Neuropsychology
  • PSY/BIO 466* Independent Undergraduate Research
  • PSY/BIO 350 Special Topics in Neuroscience

Total credits for minor: 18

*cannot be used as experiential learning requirement


Students should begin coursework towards the minor no later than the first semester of their sophomore year.

Failing to do so may prevent them from completing the necessary requirements or require students to do coursework during the summer.