The neuroscience minor is designed to enable students in a variety of majors to explore the important and rapidly expanding field of neuroscience. The minor enhances students' preparation for a variety of careers and/or graduate study in health-related professions and enriches undergraduate students involvement in neuroscience research.

Neuroscience Minor

Complete a total of 18 credit hours.

Complete at least 2 out of the 3 required courses (6-9 cr. hrs.)
BISC 4140Functional Neuroanatomy3
BIOL 4501Cellular Neurobiology3
BISC 3850Systems Neuroscience3
Elective Courses (9-12 cr. hrs.)
BISC 4155Diseases of the Brain3
BISC 4170Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy3
BISC 4210Biology of Aging 3
BISC 4275Modern Plagues: Stress, Trauma and Addiction 3
BISC 4325Endocrinology3
BISC 4995Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences (with approval of topic)1-3
SPPA 4310Introduction to Neurological Disorders3
BIOL 4502Experimental Neurobiology3
BIOL 4956Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences (with approval of project)1-3
PSYC 3320Cognition3
PSYC 3601Biopsychology3
PSYC 3650Affective Neuroscience3
PSYC 4320Learning and Memory3
PSYC 4330Human Factors Engineering3
PSYC 4956Advanced Undergraduate Research (with approval of topic)1-3
PSYC 4960Advanced Undergraduate Seminar3
PSYC 4995Independent Study in Psychology (with approval of topic)1-3
BIEN 4500Medical Imaging Physics3
BIEN 4510Image Processing for the Biomedical Sciences3
BIEN 4600Neural Engineering3
BIEN 4620Rehabilitation Science and Engineering3
BIEN 4995Independent Study in Biomedical Engineering (with approval of topic)1-3


  • No more than 6 cr. hrs. for students from the College of Health Sciences and College of Arts and Sciences and no more than 9 cr. hrs. for students from the College of Engineering can count towards both the neuroscience minor and their primary major (e.g., only 6 credits from the minor can also apply towards the 33 credits required for the BISC major).