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Neuroscience - Minor


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Neuroscience is the study of how the brain works to generate behavioral outcomes using sensory inputs.  It is a field of study that is expanding at a national and international level due to the rapid development of innovative technological approaches that allow for levels of analysis of the nervous system never before imagined, growing recognition of the critical role that even single cells have in influencing normal and pathological nervous system function and the increasing prevalence of neurodegenerative disease, traumatic brain injury and substance abuse in our society. The Federal government's recent "Brain Initiative", announced in 2013, is projected to provide more than $3 billion in research funding to the field of neuroscience over the next ten years.

Preminor Requirements 

BIO 152 - Principles of Biology II or equivalent [3 hours]

Minor Requirements 

BIO 302 - Introduction to Neuroscience OR PSY 312 - Brain and Behavior [3 hours]
Students must also choose 12 credits from the following:
ANA 605 - Neurobiology of CNS Injury and Repair [3 hours]
ANA 625 - Introduction to Functional MRI [1 hour]
ANA 780 - Special Topics in Neurobiology [1-3 hours]
BIO 395 - Research in Biology - up to six credits can be used in this category [3-6 hours]
BIO 507 - Biology of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms [3 hours]
BIO 335 - Comparative Neurobiology and Behavior [3 hours]
BIO 638 - Developmental Neurobiology [3 hours]
BIO 650 - Animal Physiology Laboratory [2 hours]
CGS 500 - Cognitive Science in Theory and Practice [3 hours]
CHE 580 - Topics in Chemistry [1-3 hours]
PSY 459 - Neuropharmacology: Drugs and Behavior [3 hours]
Other Neuroscience-related courses at the 200-level or above, as approved by the Director of Undergraduate Studies in Biology.
Total Hours - 18
2016-17 Minor Sheet

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