Neuroscience Minor

The requirements for this minor are at least 15 credits of 2000-level or above courses, with a minimum of five credits coming from each department (PSYC and PNB), which are structured in the following manner:

Required lecture courses

All students must take PSYC 2200 or PNB 3251.

Lab requirement

Students must take at least one of the following: PSYC 3250W, 3251, 3252, 3253, PNB 3263WQ or PNB 3264W.

Additional courses

Additional courses required to satisfy the 15 credit requirement (if not used as a required course or for the lab requirement) may include: PSYC 2200, 2201, 2208, 2209, 2500, 3200, 3201, 3250W, 3251, 3252, 3253, 3270, 3501; PNB 3251, 3252, 3255, 3260, 3262, 3263WQ, 3264W, 3275, 3700, 4162, 4400.

Graduate courses in PSYC or PNB may be counted with permission of the neuroscience minor advisor. The additional courses should be selected in consultation with a neuroscience advisor in psychology or physiology and neurobiology and may include a lab course that was not used to fulfill the lab requirement. Up to three credits of undergraduate research or independent study (PNB 3296, 3299, 4296; PSYC 3889, 3899; COGS 3589) may be counted towards the minor with permission of the neuroscience minor advisor, provided that the research has a strong neuroscience component. A maximum of six credits may overlap with a major or another minor.

The minor is offered by the Department of Psychological Sciences and the Physiology and Neurobiology Department. Interested students should contact John Salamone.

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