Academic Catalog


Tamara Fitzwater, Assistant Professor, Psychology, and Coordinator

Neuroscience has become a vital interdisciplinary field of training in science. Advances in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and psychology have all contributed to the creation of this field of study. Neuroscientists work in many areas of the basic and clinical sciences.

The minor has both classroom and research components which include:

  1. required courses in behavioral neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience laboratory, and neurobiology;
  2. elective courses and/or research; and
  3. a senior capstone course: seminar in neuroscience.


No more than 8 credits from courses required by name and number for a major can be applied toward requirements for the minor. Students must have their course of study approved by a minor adviser so that it can be tailored to their major and so that courses with variable credits will not become problematic.

Core Courses
BIOL 11900Fundamentals of Biology I: Cells and Bodies4
or BIOL 12100 Principles of Biology, Cell and Molecular
PSYC 10300General Psychology3
PSYC 31100Behavioral Neuroscience3
PSYC 31200Behavioral Neuroscience Lab2
BIOL 31500Neurobiology4
BIOL/PSYC 49250Seminar in Neuroscience3
Restricted Electives
Select 6 to 8 credits from the following:6-8
Animal Physiology
Research in Biology 1
Animal Behavior
Developmental Biology
Cell Biology
Research in Biology 1
Neuromuscular Control
Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences 1
Independent Study in Exercise and Sport Sciences 1
Research Team I: Exercise and Sport Sciences 1
Matters of the Mind: The Neuron and Beyond
PSYC 302xx
First Semester Research Team 1
PSYC 303xx
Third Semester Research Team 1
PSYC 304xx
Third Semester Research Team 1
Independent Supervised Research 1
Advanced Independent Supervised Research 1
Total Credits25-27