Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Neuroscience Minor

Minor Requirements

The requirements for a minor in neuroscience are 24 credits:

Neuroscience Courses
NEU 109Introduction to Neuroscience4
NEU/BIOL 400Neurobiology4
or PSYC 319 Behavioral Neuroscience
NEU/CHEM 475Neurochemistry4
or PSYC 324 Drugs and Behavior
CHEM 142Survey of Organic and Biochemistry4
or CHEM 373 Biochemistry I
Select 4 additional credits; at least one course from the following:4
Physical Neuroscience
Human Neuropsychology
Special Topics
Independent Study
Directed Research
Behavioral Neuroscience
Drugs and Behavior
Cognitive Psychology 1
Select 4 additional credits; at least one course from the following:4
Human Anatomy and Physiology
Histology 2
Animal Behavior 2
Immunology and Parasitology
Embryology 2
Advanced Cell Biology
Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II
Advanced Topics in Genetics
Research Seminar (with approval, topic rotates)
Analytical Chemistry I
Biochemistry II
Introduction to Data Analytics
Data Mining
Probability and Mathematical Statistics
Applied Statistical Models
Learning and Behavior 1
Health Psychology 1
Abnormal Psychology
Total Hours24

PSYC 111 Introductory Psychology or equivalent is a prerequisite.


NEU 109 Introduction to Neuroscience and junior or senior standing may be used as the prerequisite.

The neuroscience minor can be completed in 24 credits; however depending on course selection and the student's major(s) and/or additional minors, it may take up to 52 credits. To have flexibility in course selection, it is recommended that students take BIOL 121 and PSYC 111, which are prerequisite courses for many of the elective course options. Advisors and students are encouraged to review the policies about unique credits required for majors and minors as detailed in the requirements for majors and minors. Students pursuing a major in neuroscience are encouraged to contact the chair of the neuroscience program early in their studies to discuss the complexity of the program.

The following courses have prerequisites offered in complementary programs:

BIOL 306Human Anatomy and Physiology4
BIOL 352Immunology and Parasitology4
BIOL 406Advanced Cell Biology4
BIOL 411Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIOL 412Integrated Vertebrate Anatomy and Physiology II4
BIOL 416Advanced Topics in Genetics4
BIOL 497Research Seminar4
CHEM 330Analytical Chemistry I4
CHEM 373Biochemistry I4
CHEM 374Biochemistry II4
MATH 315Probability and Mathematical Statistics4
MATH 316Applied Statistical Models4
PHYS 112General College Physics II4