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2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-20 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience, Minor

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About the Minor

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary area of study drawing from several scientific fields, including biology, psychology, bioinformatics, biochemistry, pharmacology, and genetics. The inner workings of the brain and other nervous system structures have been described as one of the last true frontiers in the biological sciences and there has been significant growth in terms of our understanding of neural function and disease in recent years. This minor is an interdisciplinary effort that draws on neuroscience expertise from faculty in the Biology and Psychology depatments. Students completing the neuroscience minor will have the opportunity to gain foundational knowledge in the areas of neurobiology, learning and cognition, animal behavior, behavioral neuroscience, sensation and perception, neurodevelopment, neuropharmacology, and neurotoxicology. Skills and knowledge gained from working in faculty sponsored research programs and course based laboratories will make students more competitive for graduate programs and careers in related fields.



  • Dr. Steven Robbins, Professor
  • Dr. Megan Wright, Associate Professor (Advisor 2019-2020)


The University policy specifies that a maximum of two courses may double count toward a major and a minor.

Core Courses (10 Credits)

  • BI 335  Neurobiology
  • PY 221   Learning & Cognition
  • BI 260   Neuroscience Journal Club (1 credit) Must be taken twice

Elective Courses (12 Credits)

4 credits each from the biology and psychology options listed below and an additional 4 credits of the student’s choice.

Biology Elective (minimum of 4 Credits)

Psychology Elective (minimum of 4 credits)

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