Our neuroscience minor is an interdisciplinary course of study that will provide you with an understanding of the neural mechanisms underlying behavior. You’ll study how the nervous system develops, its chemistry and structure, and how it influences physiology and behavior.
Neuroscientists study the development and function of the nervous system, including the brain, spinal cord, and nerves throughout the body. They also specialize in one part of the nervous system, such as neurotransmitters, or focus their research on specific behaviors, such as psychiatric disorders.
As a neuroscience minor, you’ll be encouraged to take basic and advanced courses in pure and applied neuroscience. Regardless of your major, if you’re interested in gaining an understanding of how neuroscience affects behavior in both humans and other animals, this minor will offer you practical knowledge to enhance your future career.
Neuroscience is an expanding field within the medical sciences. Our neuroscience minor will allow you to explore your interests in science and investigate potential careers — here are just a few examples of fields that involve neuroscience:
- Research Assistant
- Research Analyst
- Laboratory Technicians
- Counseling Psychologist
- Molecular Biologist
- Drug Rehabilitation Counselor
- Neuroimaging Technician
- Biomedical Science Journalist
- Pharmaceutical Representative
Ei Hlaing, PhD
Assistant Professor of Psychology