Neuroscience Minor

Our knowledge of the brain is expanding rapidly and neuroscience will play an increasingly important role in psychology. We are therefore proud to announce the creation of a new interdisciplinary minor in Neuroscience. The minor will be officially available beginning in Fall 2021, but students who are graduating in Fall 2021 or later are welcome to start working toward the requirements earlier. As shown below, the minor requires completion of at least 15 credits of coursework from Psychology, Biology, Health Sciences, and Speech and Hearing. We recommend that you consult with an advisor prior to beginning this course of study.
Neuroscience Minor Requirements: Complete a total of 15 credits of coursework from the list below.

  • PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
  • PSY 368: Perceptual Processes (3 credits)
  • PSY 482: Biological Bases of Behavior (3 credits)
  • PSY 487: Brain and Cognition (3 credits)
  • PSY 481: Psychopharmacology (3 credits)
  • BIO 426: Neurobiology (3 credits) 
  • HSC 476: Neuroscience Systems (4 credits) & HSC  478: Neuroscience Lab (1 credit)
  • CSD 351: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech and Hearing Mechanism (3 credits)
  • PSY 397: Neuroscience Independent Study (1-4 credits)   
  • HSC 495: Neuroscience Independent Study (1-4 credits)

a) BIO 426 requires at least 11 credits of prerequisite coursework.
b) HSC 476 requires at least 8 credits of prerequisite coursework and is only available to certain majors or by permission.
c) No more than 4 credits of PSY 397 and/or HSC 495 may be counted toward the 15-credit requirement of the Neuroscience Minor.