Minor in Behavioral Neuroscience
According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the growth outlook for jobs in the medical sciences is greater than average at 13% for 2016-2026 (BLS, 2018). The Department of Psychological Sciences has an active neuroscience lab group and pre-existing coursework that will support the minor proposed below. Students that minor in neuroscience will study the relationship between the brain, learning, and behavior. Students do not need to be a psychology major and should be open to the interdisciplinary nature of neuroscience. To apply for the minor, students must meet with the neuroscience minor coordinator and submit the degree plan form.
Students that are pursuing the minor in neuroscience will:
- Acquire knowledge of the nervous system and behavior
- Acquire knowledge of the relationship between the brain and behavior
- Practice interdisciplinary reading of literature in neuroscience subfields
Prerequisites (C or Better)
The required courses may contain the following prerequisites:
- General Psychology (PSYC 2301)
- 8 hours of lab sciences
|Class Number||Class Name|
|Choose one behavior course:|
Behavior Analysis and Behavior Management
|Choose one cell mechanisms course:|
|Choose two from the following (or from unused items above):|
Health and Society: An Introduction to Public Health
Fundamentals of Chemistry
Psychology of Learning
Human Cognitive Processes
Undergraduate Research Experience (Invitation Required from Faculty)
Any other upper level course approved by the neuroscience coordinator
A maximum of 9 hours will be counted in the major and minor concurrently.
Please contact Dr. Amber Bozer with any questions.