Neuroscience Minor

Coordinator: Assistant Professor Bauer

Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study, which examines the nervous systems of humans and other animals and advances the understanding of perceptions, human thought, emotion and behavior. Objectives of neuroscientists include: describing the human brain and how it functions normally, determining how the nervous system develops, matures and maintains itself throughout the lifespan of the animal, and finding ways to prevent, cure or treat symptoms of many debilitating neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders of humans. Neuroscience may integrate such disciplines as biology, chemistry, psychology, computer science, mathematics, statistics, exercise science and philosophy. This minor will help provide students with the fundamental knowledge and training needed to pursue careers and post-graduate studies in fields related to cognitive science, behavioral medicine, human development and aging, health and disease, rehabilitation, biomedical research, human-machine interactions and many other emerging disciplines. A minimum of 24 semester hours is required.

Minor Requirements

Select one of the following: 4 sh

BIO 1112INTRODUCTORY CELL BIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 1113CELL BIOLOGY LABORATORY

1 sh

or

BIO 2412HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

3 sh

BIO 2413HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LAB

1 sh

Additional requirement: 4 sh

PSY 2400BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE

4 sh

Select sixteen semester hours from the following: 16 sh

  • Electives must be 200 level or higher and must come from at least three different disciplines.
  • At least four hours must be at the 300 level or higher.
  • BIO 264 and BIO 315 cannot both be counted towards the minor.
  • Up to four independent research credits (499) can be counted toward the accumulation of the 16 credit hours but must be approved by the program coordinator.  The 499 credit hours will count within the host discipline of the research.
BIO 2212PRINCIPLES OF GENETICS

3 sh

BIO 2213GENETICS LABORATORY

1 sh

BIO 3412ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

BIO 3502COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE STRUCTURE AND FUNCTION

4 sh

BIO 3532THE BIOLOGY OF ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

BIO 4110MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY

4 sh

CHM 2110ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I with LAB

4 sh

CHM 3510BIOCHEMISTRY I

4 sh

CHM 3550MEDICINAL AND PHARMACEUTICAL CHEMISTRY

4 sh

CSC 4444ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

4 sh

ESS 2160NEUROMOTOR CONTROL

4 sh

ESS 4220EXERCISE AND THE CELL

4 sh

ESS 4260EXERCISE PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY

4 sh

PSY 2300COGNITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

4 sh

PSY 3410MEMORY AND MEMORY DISORDERS

4 sh

PSY 3310PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE

4 sh

PSY 3320PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING

4 sh

PSY 350-54SPECIAL TOPICS IN BEHAVIORAL NEUROSCIENCE

4 sh

PSY 3330SENSATION AND PERCEPTION

4 sh

PSY 3470ANIMAL BEHAVIOR

4 sh

Other courses may be submitted for approval by the program coordinator.

Total Credit Hours: 24

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