Neuroscience Minor

For information, contact the Department of Biology, 212 Pearson Hall, 513-529-3100 or the Department of Psychology, 100 Psychology Building, 513-529-2400; this minor is offered cooperatively.

This minor enables students to pursue in depth a multidisciplinary study of the nervous system. It provides a basic framework for students planning advanced work at the graduate level.

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in the minor.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Required courses
BIO 203Introduction to Cell Biology3
or MBI 365 Molecular and Cell Biology
BIO 305Human Physiology4
PSY 251Introduction to Biopsychology3
Select at least three courses of the following: 19-11
Laboratory in Cell and Molecular Biology
Animal Behavior
Molecular Physiology
Advanced Biopsychology
Structured Research Experience in Behavioral Neuroscience
PSY 410A
Capstone: Neuroscience 2
PSY 410E
Capstone: Neural Systems & Behavior 2
Cognitive Neuroscience
Advanced Biological Bases of Behavior
Other relevant work
Course work in calculus, statistics, chemistry, computer science, and philosophy of science 3
Total Credit Hours19-21

 Select at least one course from each department.


Complete either PSY 410A or PSY 410E; only one will count toward the minor.


An independent research project (with PSY 477 or BIO 320) is recommended.