Director: Marieke Gilmartin, Ph.D.

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

Requires 18 credit hours. All courses in the minor must be completed with grades of C- or higher and an overall grade point average of 2.000.   

Required Courses - Choose two from the following:6
Cellular Neurobiology
Systems Neuroscience
Molecular Neuroscience
Functional Neuroanatomy
Elective Courses - Choose four courses from the following:12
Systems Neuroscience
Neuroeconomics: The Neuroscience of Decision Making
Functional Neuroanatomy
Diseases of the Brain
Biology, Moral Behavior and Policy
Biology of Aging
Modern Plagues: Stress, Trauma and Addiction
Independent Study in Biomedical Sciences (with approval of topic)
Clinical Neuroanatomy
Neurological Bases of Human Communication Processes and Related Functions
Medical Imaging Physics
Image Processing for the Biomedical Sciences
Neural Engineering
Rehabilitation Science and Engineering
Independent Study in Biomedical Engineering (with approval of topic)
Cellular Neurobiology
Experimental Neurobiology
Laboratory Research Project in Biological Sciences (with approval of project)
Affective Neuroscience
Learning and Memory
Human Factors Engineering
Advanced Undergraduate Research (with approval of topic)
Advanced Undergraduate Seminar
Independent Study in Psychology (with approval of topic)
Total Credit Hours:18


  • No more than 6 credits for students from the College of Health Sciences and College of Arts and Sciences and no more than 9 credits 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).