Minor in Neuroscience (18 credits)

The minor in Neuroscience is designed for students who would like to develop a basic understanding of modern neuroscience.  The requirements for the minor include the courses listed below.  All students must obtain a minimum GPA of 2.0 in the minor.  Students majoring in Biology, Zoology, or Psychology must include 12 credits from outside the department of their major, and students majoring in other fields must include at least 9 hours of BIO and 9 hours of PSY designed courses.  Introductory Chemistry is strongly advised.

Required Core Courses (6 credits)


  • BIO 307 – Introduction to Neuroscience Credits: 3
  • PSY 365 – Biopsychology and Behavioral Neuroscience Credits: 3

Intermediate Courses; Choose at least two (6-9 credits)


  • BIO 474 – Neurobiology Credits: 3
  • PSY 465 – Hormones, Brain and Behavior Credits: 3
  • PSY 466 – Cognitive Neuroscience Credits: 3

Related Courses; Choose as needed to complete the 18 credit requirement:


  • BIO 329 – Vertebrate Biology Credits: 3
  • BIO 336 – Developmental Biology Credits: 4
  • BIO 350 – Concepts and Applications of Genetics Credits: 3
  • BIO 354 – Animal Behavior Credits: 3
  • BIO 377 – Medical Physiology Credits: 3
  • BIO 438 – Morphogenesis in Development and Disease Credits: 3
  • BIO 462 – Principles of Genetics Credits: 3
  • BIO 465 – Evolution Credits: 3
  • BIO 479 – Endocrinology Credits: 3
  • BIO 480 – Cell Biology Credits: 3
  • PSY 422 – Infancy: Neurobehavioral Development Credits: 3
  • PSY 350 – Cognition Credits: 3
  • PSY 361 – Sensation and Perception Credits: 3
  • PSY 401 – Health Psychology Credits: 3