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Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Minor

The interdisciplinary field of neuroscience is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas within the sciences. It draws heavily from traditional natural science and social science areas, such as Biology, Physics, and Psychology, as well as newer disciplines such as Exercise and Sport Science. In addition, the field encompasses many diverse topics that typically are discussed in philosophy, economics, art, politics, music, anthropology, and computer science. The multifaceted character of neuroscience lends to its appeal.

Requirements

The Interdisciplinary Minor in Neuroscience requires a minimum of twenty (20) credits, at least 16 of which must be taken in residence at USF, as follows:

Required Courses (16 credits minimum)

The following course (for non-Biology majors only):
Or one of the following courses (for Biology majors only)
The following course (for non-Biology majors only)
Or the following course (for Biology majors only)
Elective Courses (4 credits minimum)

(must obtain permission from the Neuroscience Minor Faculty Coordinator, Professor Susan Heidenreich, KA G52, ext. 2175 )

  • CHEM - 330 The Chemistry of Drugs
  • PHYS - 380 Foundations of Computational Neuroscience
  • ESS - 398 Professional Practicum Prerequisite: permission of instructor
  • PSYC - 319 Learning, Memory and Cognition
  • PSYC - 388 Advanced Research Methods (Lab) (Sensation and Perception only)

Students must obtain at least a "C" grade in each course applied toward the minor. At least 8 credits for the minor must come from courses offered in departments outside the student's major.