Neuroscience Minor


Requirements for Minor in Neuroscience

IMPORTANT: New electives have been created for the minor, see below. Current minors may still choose their courses from the "old" list of electives OR may use the new list of minor electives immediately. 

  • BIO 152 or equivalent     3 hrs

One of the following:

  • BIO 302 Introduction to Neuroscience     3 hrs
  • PSY 312 Brain and Behavior     3 hrs

Neuroscience minors must take 6 credits from elective Group One and 6 credits from either Group One or Two 

 "New list of recommended electives for minors"


Group One  

ANA 410G Neurobiology of Brain and Spinal Cord Disorders (3) 


ANA 442  Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology (3)   


ANA 417G  Functional Human Neuroanatomy (3) 


 BIO 446  Neurophysiology (3) 


*BIO 535Comparative Neurobiology and Behavior (3) 


CHE 556Elements of Neurochemistry (3) 


PGY 431Introduction to Neuroendocrinology (3) 


PSY 459 Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior (3) 

**PSY 456 Behavioral Neuroscience (4) (Students must contact Dr. Robin Cooper or Dr. Mark Prendergast to get permission for this option.)


Group Two 

ANA 394 Independent Study in Neuroscience and Neurobiology (1-3) 


BIO 394 Research in Neuroscience (1-3) 


PSY 393 Research in Neuroscience (1-3) 


PGY 394 Independent Work in Neurobiology and Neuroscience (1-3) 


*ANA 516 Selected Topics in Neuroscience (3) 


BIO 375 Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (3) 


BIO 440 Comparative and Functional Anatomy (4) 


BIO 447 (3)Animal Senses (3) 


BIO 507 (3)Biology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms (3) 


*CSD 571 (3)Neural Basis of Speech, Language and Hearing (3) 


PSY 312 (3) Brain and Behavior (3) 

*requires permission of instructor to register

** PSY 456 may be taken by NEUR-PSY majors and count towards the minor. Students must contact Dr. Robin Cooper or Dr. Mark Prendergast to get permission for this option.





"Old list of minor electives"

12 Credits from the following courses:

  • BIO 395 Research in Biology (up to 6 credits can be used in this category)
  • PSY 459 Drugs and Behavior     3 hrs
  • CGS 500 Cognitive Science in Theory and Practice
  • BIO 507 Biology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms    
  • BIO 535 Comparative Neurobiology and Behavior     3 hrs
  • CHE 580 Topics in Chemistry (subtitle required: Neuroscience themed sections only)
  • Other Neuroscience related courses at the 200 level or above (as approved by Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Robin Cooper in Biology)

High Achieving students may take advanced level coursework from the following but note that permission of the Dean of the Graduate School is required to register for these courses:

  • ANA 605 Principles of Neurobiology     4 hrs
  • ANA 625 Introduction to Functional MRI     1 hr
  • BIO 638 Developmental Neurobiology     3 hrs
  • BIO 650 Animal Physiology Laboratory     2 hrs
  • ANA 780 Special Topics in Neurobiology     1-3 hrs


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