Neuroscience Minor Requirements

The Department of Psychological Science and the Department of Biological Sciences have developed a new minor: Neuroscience.  It went into effect for the Fall 2013 semester.

The Neuroscience minor is an appropriate choice for anyone interested in a psychiatric healthcare career, including general medicine or nursing but especially psychiatry, pharmacology, psychiatric nursing, clinical psychology, or cognitive rehabilitation. This minor also provides a strong undergraduate foundation for further training in a graduate program in neuroscience or psychobiology.

The requirements for the Neuroscience minor are as follows:

  • REQUIRED COURSES:
    • BIOL 340 – Cellular Biology (4)
    • BIOL 410 – Neurobiology (4)
    • PSYC 305 – Cognitive Neuroscience (3) *
    • PSYC 374 – Biological Psychology (3)*
    • PSYC 394 – Psychopharmacology (3)*
    • Total hours required for the minor: 17
    • * Please note: only two of the Psychology courses may count toward the Psychology major requirements

For more information, contact the chair of the Department of Psychological Science, Dr. Dave Kolar (dkolar@umw.edu).