Neuroscience Minor

The Neuroscience minor was recently created to provide an innovative pathway for non-majors to develop a valuable and applicable understanding of the brain and cognition. This curricular pathway will prepare students for the rapidly evolving opportunities that are arising in various sectors, including medicine, mental health, drug discovery, rehabilitation sciences, education, artificial intelligence, business, entrepreneurism, ethics and the law. Importantly, the Neuroscience minor allows students to establish expertise in their primary field of study, as well as develop a complementary knowledge of neuroscience. Such a combination will position students to excel as part of a cross-disciplinary team in any of these sectors.  Owing to the overlap of course requirements, the Neuroscience minor is especially efficient and attractive for various majors including, but not limited to, Psychology and Human Biology.

Minor Requirements


Required Credits: 19-21

Biology/Neuroscience Core Courses 10
Upper Division Elective Courses  9-10

Biology/Neuroscience Core Courses

Complete all of the following courses:

BIOB 160N/161N Principles of Living Systems & Lab 4
NEUR 280 Fundamentals of Neuroscience I 3
NEUR 281 Fundamentals of Neuroscience II 3

Minimum Required Grade: C-

Upper Division Elective Courses

Complete three of the following courses:

NEUR 380 Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience 3
NEUR 391/381 Neural Systems of Behavior & Cognition 3
NEUR 441 Central Nervous System Diseases 3
NEUR 458 Neuroscience Research Techniques Lab 4
NEUR 491 Neuroanatomy 3
NEUR 491 Neuropharmacology 3
PSYX 356 Human Neuropsychology 3
PSYX 352 Comparative Psychology 3
BIOH 365 Human Anatomy & Physiology I 3

Minimum Required Grade: C-