Neuroscience Minor

Offered by the Neuroscience Council
Council: Christopher C. Chabot, Paul M. Fedorchak, Brian T. Healy, John W. Kulig, H. David Zehr

The Neuroscience minor is designed to give students experience in the multidisciplinary field of Neuroscience that includes Biology and Psychology. The program is composed of introductory courses in either Biological or Psychological sciences, component courses offered by these departments, and a capstone experience that involves independent research. Students considering graduate school would benefit from the experience gained from this program.

Students who are interested in this minor should contact one of the members of the Neuroscience Council. Several of the courses stipulated in this minor have specific prerequisites.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
BI 4780Neurobiology (WRCO)4
PS 3600Behavioral Neuroscience3
BI 4950Undergraduate Research3
or PS 4940 Independent Research in Psychology
Complete two of the following:8
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
Animal Behavior (WRCO)
Cognitive Psychology
Total Credits18

The prerequisites for the courses in this minor can be found in the course descriptions in this Catalog. Prerequisites include: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BI 2110), Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (BI 2130), Introduction to General Psychology (PS 2010), junior or senior Biology or Psychology major, permission of instructor or (Chair or faculty research mentor).