Neuroscience (Minor)

Neuroscience (Minor)
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Offered by the Neuroscience Council
Council: Christopher C. Chabot, Paul M. Fedorchak, Brian T. Healy, John W. Kulig, H. David Zehr

The Neuroscience minor is designed to give students experience in the multidisciplinary field of Neuroscience that includes Biology and Psychology. The program is composed of introductory courses in either Biological or Psychological sciences, component courses offered by these departments, and a capstone experience that involves independent research. Students considering graduate school would benefit from the experience gained from this program.

Students who are interested in this minor should contact one of the members of the Neuroscience Council. Several of the courses stipulated in this minor have specific prerequisites.

Please see complete information on all of the requirements to earn a minor at Plymouth State University.

Course Title Credits
Minor Requirements
BI 4780Neurobiology (WRCO)4
PS 3605Behavioral Neuroscience4
BI 4950Undergraduate Research3
or PS 4945 Independent Research in Psychology
Complete two of the following:8
BI 2120
BI 2140
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory II
BI 4765
Animal Behavior
PS 3210
PS 3220
Cognitive Psychology
Total Credits19

The prerequisites for the courses in this minor can be found in the course descriptions in this Catalog. Prerequisites include: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (BI 2110), Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I (BI 2130), Introduction to General Psychology (PS 2015), junior or senior Biology or Psychology major, permission of instructor or (Chair or faculty research mentor).

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