Neuroscience

(18 semester hours)

For information, contact the Department of Psychology, 100 Psychology Building (513-529-2400) or the Department of Zoology, 212 Pearson Hall (513-529-3100); 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

Required courses:

PSY 251 Introduction to Biopsychology (3)

ZOO 203 Introduction to Cell Biology (3)

ZOO 305 Human Physiology (4)

Choose at least 3 courses:*

PSY 351 Advanced Biopsychology (4)

PSY 356 Psychopharmacology (3)

PSY 410A or E Capstone Seminar in Neuroscience (3)

PSY 451 Cognitive Neuroscience (3)

PSY 456 Neurobiology of Learning and Memory (3)

ZOO 454 Endocrinology (3)

ZOO 457 Neuroanatomy (3)

ZOO 458 Neuroanatomical Methods (1)

ZOO 459 Methods in Neurophysiology (1)

ZOO 464 Laboratory in Cell/Molecular Biology (3)

ZOO 465 Animal Behavior (4)

ZOO 469 Neurophysiology (3)

ZOO 471 Molecular Physiology (3)

* At least one course from each department.

Other relevant work:

Course work in calculus, statistics, chemistry, computer science, and philosophy of science.

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

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