The minor in Neuroscience offered by the Department of Biological Sciences is similar to the Cognitive Neuroscience Minor offered by the Department of Psychology. This minor requires students take 03-362 (Cellular Neuroscience) instead of 85-211 (Cognitive Psychology).
Students in either minor can customize their education by their choice of distribution electives.
Students pursuing the minor in Neuroscience will:
- Acquire foundational knowledge of the basic biological foundations of the nervous system, from the cellular through systems levels.
- Understand the effects of basic neurological function on behavior, including cognition.
- Gain an appreciation of the interdisciplinary nature of the field of neuroscience.
The requirements for the Neuroscience Minor include 7 courses: four required courses, and three distribution and elective courses.
85-219 Biological Foundations of Behavior
or 03-161 Molecules to Mind
03-121 Modern Biology
03-362 Cellular Neuroscience
03-363 Systems Neuroscience
Three Courses, including at least 1 from each of the following two categories
Approaches to Neuroscience
85-355 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
85-412 Cognitive Modeling
85-414 Cognitive Neuropsychology
85-419 Introduction to Parallel Distributed Processing
85-429 Cognitive Brain Imaging
15-386 Neural Computation
15-883 Computational Models of Neural Systems
36-746 Statistical Methods for Neuroscience is also a possible choice offered intermittently
Cognitive Neuroscience Electives
03-260 Neurobiology of Disease
03-364 Developmental Neuroscience
03-365 Neural Correlates of Learning & Memory
15-486 Artificial Neural Networks
85-211 Cognitive Psychology*
85-356 Music and Mind: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Sound
85-390 Human Memory
85-406 Autism: Psychological and Neuroscience Perspectives
*NOTE: may be used instead of when offered
NOTE: Because the curriculum within this minor may overlap with some degree requirements, no more than 2 courses fulfilling Neuroscience Minor requirements may count towards the requirements of a student’s major or other minor.