The neuroscience minor offers a program of study in the fields of knowledge important to an understanding of brain function. It addresses fascinating questions, many of which attempt to relate brain processes with cognitive processes such as thoughts, emotions, language, memories, and consciousness. In addition, neuroscience tries to unravel the mysteries of the molecular world and understand how cells develop and repair themselves as evidenced by the recent advances in cellular biology and genetics.
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field drawing on the work of scientists in psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and other fields. Scientists with interests that range from the microscopic structure of the neuron and its biochemical processes to the macroscopic organization of the brain and its relation to cognitions, emotions, and behavior work together toward a common goal--to provide answers to our most pressing personal and societal problems. Neuroscience is predicated on the belief that science is changing from an individualistic enterprise to one that necessitates coalitions of professionals from different disciplines to work together on complex problems.
The neuroscience minor will provide students with:
The neuroscience minor will prepare students for graduate studies in the neurosciences as well as make them better prepared to contribute in a variety of work-related occupations.
In terms of preparation for graduate school, this minor will provide valuable preparation for the following disciplines:
The minor in neuroscience offers an introduction to the study of brain function. It is an interdisciplinary program in human and nonhuman behaviors drawing from departments of psychology, biology, chemistry, mathematics and kinesiology.
|Required Courses (16 credits)|
|BIO316||Modern Genetics or BIO312 Animal Physiology|
|KIN450||Neurophysiological Basis for Movement|
|PSY349||Physiological Psychology and Lab|
|Select 8 credits from the courses listed below:|
|Cellular and Molecular Emphasis|
|BIO/KIN213||Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|BIO321||Molecular Cell Biology and Microscopy|
|CHE111||Principles of Chemistry I|
|CHE211||Organic Chemistry I|
|PSY250||Psychology of Memory|
|PSY281||Drugs and Behavior|
|KIN310||Motor Control and Learning|
|KIN350||Disorders of Voluntary Movement|
Contact Dr. Bryan Auday concerning questions regarding the neuroscience program.