Center for Neuroscience and Behavior
at Miami University
Undergraduate Minor in Neuroscience
The undergraduate minor in Neuroscience is offered jointly by the Departments of Zoology and Psychology. This minor enables students to pursue in depth a multidisciplinary study of the nervous system. It provides a basic framework for students planning advanced work at the graduate level. To complete a thematic sequence in neuroscience, students must complete a minimum of 9 semester hours outside of their department of major.
Note: The requirements listed below are for first-, second-, or third-year students; for students graduating in 2012, please refer to the prior course requirements [PDF].
Program Requirements (18 semester hours)
Students must take all 3 of these:
In addition, students take at least 3 courses (at least 1 course from each department) from these:
* must also be enrolled in ZOO 457
† must also be enrolled in ZOO 469
Course descriptions are available in the Miami General Bulletins.
Other relevant course work includes calculus, statistics, chemistry, computer science, and philosophy of science. An independent research project (with PSY 477 or ZOO 320) is recommended.
Grade Point Average
A minimum 2.0 grade point average is required for all courses in the minor. For a transcript notation of your minor, complete a request form in the College of Arts and Science Advising Office (146 Upham Hall).
For more information about the minor, contact Dr. Kathy Killian in the Department of Zoology or Dr. Steve Berry in the Department of Psychology:
Dr. Kathleen Killian
260 Pearson Hall
Dr. Steve Berry
216 Psychology Building