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Neuroscience is one of the most rapidly growing disciplines in science and society today. Due to its interdisciplinary nature, it draws on skills from anatomy, chemistry, electrical engineering, genetics, math, psychology, economics, and philosophy among others. Students in diverse fields can benefit from neuroscience through this minor.


Eight credits of coursework must be unique to the minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

For policies governing all undergraduate programs, see AP.5 Undergraduate Policies.

Banner Code: NEUR

Minor Requirements

Total credits: 21-22

Students should refer to the Admissions & Policies tab for specific policies related to this program.

Students must complete at least 20 credits of coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.00. 

Biology Courses

Required Course
BIOL 213Cell Structure and Function (Mason Core)4
Elective Course
Select one from the following:3-4
General Genetics
Comparative Chordate Anatomy
Developmental Biology
Animal Physiology
Human Physiology
Advanced Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Total Credits7-8

Psychology Courses

PSYC 373Biopsychology Laboratory2
PSYC 375Brain and Sensory Processes3
PSYC 376Brain and Behavior3
Total Credits8

Neuroscience Courses

NEUR 327Cellular, Neurophysiological, and Pharmacological Neuroscience3
NEUR 335Molecular, Developmental, and Systems Neuroscience3
Total Credits6