Minor Requirements

A minimum of 14 credits is required for a neuroscience minor. There are two options to fulfill these requirements:

Option 1

NROSCI 1000 — Introduction to Neuroscience -Prerequisites: "C" in BIOSC 0150, BIOS 0160, CHEM 0110, and CHEM 0120

NROSCI 1011 — Functional Neuroanatomy -Prerequisite: NROSCI 1000

NROSCI 1012 — Neurophysiology -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000, PHYS 0110 & 0111, and MATH 0220

NROSCI 1017 — Synaptic Transmission -Prerequisite: NROSCI 1000

Option 2 

NROSCI 1000 — Introduction to Neuroscience

Two of the following three courses:

NROSCI 1011 — Functional Neuroanatomy

NROSCI 1012 — Neurophysiology

NROSCI 1017 — Synaptic Transmission

At least one advanced elective:

NROSCI 1014 — Speaking of Science -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000

NROSCI 1028 — Signaling Pathways in synaptic Plasticity -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000

NROSCI 1030 — Psychiatric Disorders and Brain Function -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000& NROSCI 1011

NROSCI 1032 — Functional Organization of the Human Nervous System -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000 & NROSCI 1011

NROSCI 1033 — Neural Basis of Vision -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000 & NROSCI 1011

NROSCI 1034 — Neural Basis of Cognition -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000 & NROSCI 1011

NROSCI 1040/(1140 UHC) — Biological Bases of Learning and Memory -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000, NROSCI 1012 & NROSCI 1017 

NROSCI 1042 — Neurochemical Basis of Behavior -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000, NROSCI 1011 & CHEM 0310

NROSCI 1043 —Neural Plasticity -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000

NROSCI 1200 —Neuropharmacology of Addiction -Prerequisites: NROSCI 1000

If a student would not meet the minimum required credits for the minor after taking all the classes outlined above, that student may then take NROSCI 1800, NROSCI 1801, NROSCI 1901, NROSCI 1961, NROSCI 1962, or another advanced elective to earn a minor in neuroscience.

Grade Requirements

Students minoring in neuroscience must take the courses listed above for a letter grade. 

NROSCI 1000 — Introduction to Neuroscience or NROSCI 1003 — UHC Introduction to Neuroscience must be passed with a "C" or better ("C-" will not do).

A passing grade below a "C" earned in any of the other required courses will be accepted only if it is balanced out with higher grades, so that the minor GPA remains a 2.00 or better.