Minor Requirements

COURSEWORK

Students must complete six neuroscience-related courses to complete the minor. At least three of the classes cannot be counted towards the student’s major and must be classes offered by departments outside the student’s major department. Electives from outside departments allowed for a student’s major cannot be double-counted for the Neuroscience minor.

Two introductory courses from different departments selected from the following:

BIO 130Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology

4 units

COGS 101Introduction to Cognitive Science

4 units

COGS 104Introduction to Neuroscience

4 units

PSYC 101Introduction to Psychology

4 units

Methods or Statistics Requirement

One methods or statistics course selected from the following:

BIO 268Biostatistics

4 units

PSYC 200Methods in Psychological Science

4 units

COGS 201Empirical Methods in Cognitive Science

4 units

Neuroscience Elective I:

At least two courses selected from the following and offered by different departments. Please note that the only PSYC 490 that applies to the Neuroscience minor is the seminar taught by Dr. Dess or Dr. Chapman.

BIO 320Developmental Biology

4 units

BIO 333Neurobiology

4 units

COGS 320Cognitive Neuroscience

4 units

PSYC 322Physiological Psychology

4 units

PSYC 403Psychophysiology

4 units

PSYC 490Contemporary Topics Seminar

4 units

Students looking to use PSYC 322 to satisfy a minor requirement must also successfully complete PSYC 322L.

Neuroscience Elective II:

A final elective class can be selected from the 300 level classes listed above in Core Courses or one of the following 200- or 300-level classes in Biology, Cognitive Science, Kinesiology or Psychology.

BIO 221Molecular Biology

4 units

BIO 224Genetic Analysis

4 units

BIO 226Cell Biology

4 units

BIO 240Vertebrate Physiology

4 units

BIO 378Animal Behavior

4 units

COGS 230Mind, Brain, and Behavior

4 units

COGS 242Computational Approaches to Cognition

4 units

COGS 292Brain Plasticity

4 units

KINE 301Human Anatomy II

4 units

PSYC 302Perception

4 units

PSYC 334Health Psychology

4 units

PSYC 336Evolutionary Psychology

4 units