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Neuroscience

Minoring

These requirements, and a student checklist, can be viewed as a pdf.

There are 22 total credits required for the Neuroscience minor; 12 of these must be discrete to the minor (not overlap with major requirements).  Credits should be distributed as follows:

Three Core Neuroscience Courses (10-12 credits)

1.  Bio/Psych 252: Introduction to Neuroscience

2. One Neuroscience course with laboratory (select from options listed here):

Bio 380 - Behavioral Genetics
Bio 422 – Neurobiology
Psy 350 – Behavioral Neuroscience
Psy 355 – Cognitive Neuroscience


3.  One advanced Neuroscience course (select from options listed here):

Bio 380 - Behavioral Genetics
Bio 422 – Neurobiology
Bio 490 – Adv Topics in Biology*
Psy 350 – Behavioral Neuroscience
Psy 355 – Cognitive Neuroscience
Psy 380 – Drugs & Behavior
Psy 410 – Advanced Topics Neuroscience
Chem 421 – Neurochemistry (2 credits)

Three Neuroscience Electives (10-12 credits)

4-6.  Choose three approved electives from the list below.  At least one course must be from Biology or Chemistry.  Biology/Chemistry/BCMB majors must take at least one course outside of Biology or Chemistry. 

Approved Neuroscience electives

Department

Courses without lab

Courses with lab

Biology

Bio 320
Bio 490*
Bio 380
Bio 352
Bio 369
Bio 422

Chemistry

Chem 330
Chem 421 (2 credits)

 

Computer Science

CS 369

 

Foreign Languages

FL 240

 

Philosophy

Phil 312
Phil 313

 

Physics

Phys 380

 

Psychology

Psy 220
Psy 375
Psy 380
Psy 400*
Psy 410
Psy 310
Psy 350
Psy 355

Thesis

Senior Thesis in Neuroscience, completed in any major department.  (Topic to be approved in advance by the Neuroscience Program Committee.)

 * This course counts only in the semesters that it focuses on Neuroscience.

NOTE: It is the student’s responsibility to verify that the Neuroscience minor requirements do not conflict with the requirements of the student’s major or other minor.

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