Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is a branch of science focused specifically on the nervous system. The discipline seeks to understand how the nervous system acquires and integrates information from the environment in order to produce behavioral responses. Our neuroscience curriculum draws coursework primarily from biology and psychology, but also from various other natural science departments, philosophy and other electives.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understanding
    Students will demonstrate understanding of fundamental concepts at the molecular through behavioral levels that are the basis for nervous system function.
  • Interdisciplinarity
    Students will utilize concepts, content and tools from the diverse fields that create the interdisciplinarity of neuroscience, including biology and psychology, to describe how nervous system function underlies behavior.
  • Inquiry
    Students will explain how our understanding of nervous system function derives from the investigative strategies, tools and analysis techniques used by neuroscientists.