Minor in Neuroscience

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. In addition, the field encompasses many diverse topics that typically are discussed in philosophy, economics, art, politics, music, anthropology, and computer science.

In order to pursue a minor in neuroscience, students must obtain permission from the Neuroscience Minor Director.

Requirements

20 units, at least 16 must be taken in residence at USF

In order to pursue a minor in neuroscience, students must obtain permission from the Neuroscience Minor Director, Benjamin Levy.

Requirements Checklist: Neuroscience Minor

Required (16 units)

  • BIOL 105 General Biology I
  • PSYC 270 Biological Psychology

Non-Biology majors only

  • BIOL 115 Survey of Human Physiology
    and
    BIOL 116 Laboratory in Survey of Human Physiology
  • KIN 340 Neuroscience

Biology majors only

  • BIOL 320 Human Physiology
    and
    BIOL 321 Laboratory in Human Physiology
    or
    BIOL 340 Animal Toxicology
    or
    BIOL 333 Endocrinology
    and
    BIOL 334 Laboratory in Endocrinology
  • BIOL 368 Neurobiology

Electives (4 units)

  • PHYS 380 Foundations of Computational Neuroscience
  • PSYC 319 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 388 Advanced Research Methods (Lab) (Sensation and Perception only)
  • PSYC 326 Learning and Memory
  • PSYC 351 Neuropsychology

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

Contact Info

Department of Psychology

Mon-Fri, 8:30a.m. - 5p.m.

Kalmanovitz Hall G65 (415) 422-6151 (415) 422-2517