Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary scientific study of the central and peripheral nervous systems in an effort to understand the biological basis of behavior, thinking, emotion, memory, and perception.
- Credit Hour Requirements: A minimum of 18 credit hours as described below.
- Grade Requirements: A grade of “C” or better in courses used toward the Minor (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable).
- Program Code: 7044
- CIPC: 261599
For advisement, contact the Neuroscience Program Coordinator who will help you select courses which will compliment your major.
- Coordinator: Dr. Aminda O’Hare, 801-626-6729
- Location: Lindquist Hall 391
- Telephone Contact: Roe Schoof, 801-626-6293
To complete the Neuroscience Minor, the student must complete a minimum of 18 credit hours as follows: a) Introduction to Neuroscience (NEUR 2950 ), b) one course each from the three content areas (Cognitive/Behavioral, Cellular/Molecular, and Clinical/Medical), and c) 6 credits of electives. Students are required to complete at least 2 NEUR-prefix courses (one is NEUR 2950 ).
Students who have not already completed ZOOL 1110 LS - Principles of Zoology as part of their major will also need to complete this course before taking the Cellular and Molecular area requirement. Thus, completion of the Neuroscience Minor may require 23 credit hours for some students. With approval of the Neuroscience Program Director and the applicable Department Chair, students may apply credits from one of the required courses of either Area 3 or Area 5 towards both their minor and major to offset the number of prerequisites necessary for courses in these areas. Only one course total may be applied to the minor and major, and only after the appropriate approvals have been received.