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Dawn Vreven, Coordinator

Department Office: Clow Faculty 14
Department Telephone: (920) 424-2302


Koch Naps
Kyburg Rauscher
McFadden Vaughan
Mrotek Vreven


  • Undergraduate: In combination with a major, the Neurosciences minor can lead to a baccalaureate degree.
  • Graduate: None

Summary of Fields of Study

  • Goal(s)
    • Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field that employs methods and theories from biology, psychology, philosophy, computer science, and other fields to understand the brain, behavior and the mind. The study of neuroscience can prepare students for graduate studies or professional work in areas such as pharmacology, nursing, medicine, physical therapy, cognitive neuroscience, behavioral genetics, animal behavior, computer science, rehabilitation psychology and clinical psychology.
  • The Major(s)
    • None
  • The Minor(s)
    • The program offers one minor(s): Neurosciences

Admission/Graduation Requirements

  • To be eligible for graduation, students must meet all requirements for the degree being sought in addition to earning a minimum grade point average of 2.00 in all courses required for the Neurosciences minor. Refer to the following for complete requirements.

Required Core Courses

  • See Majors section

The Major(s), with Emphases and/or Options


The Minor(s)

Neurosciences Minor

Students who elect the Neurosciences minor will select one of the participating faculty as an
adviser. In addition, every semester, the participating faculty and all Neurosciences minors will
meet as a group to discuss course selection and new developments in Neuroscience. At these
meetings, students and faculty will also discuss their research related to Neuroscience.
Information will be shared regularly with students about conferences and speakers on

  • Required Units (crs.): 21 minimum.
    • Note: The courses below have at least one prerequisite that in most cases, also fulfills General Education requirements. Students must receive a minimum grade of C in all courses for the minor.
  • Required Courses: 9 units (crs.)
  • Biology: Biology 306
  • Philosophy: Philosophy 306 or 315 or 316 or 327
  • Psychology: Psychology 380, 383
  • Required Electives: 12 units (crs.)

Elective courses must be completed in at least two departments. No more that six credits may be
obtained from options labeled with an asterisk (*).

  • Biology: Biology 212, 310, 316, 319, 323
  • Computer Science: Computer Science 300
  • Philosophy: Philosophy 306, 315, 316, 327 (if not taken as a core course)
  • Psychology: Psychology 380 (if not taken as a core courses), 310, 367, 383 (if not taken as a core course), 455, 480*.

*In any Department where offered, neuroscience-related offerings of: Independent Study, Related Readings, Internships or L&S Career Internship (Interdisciplinary 399), Service Learning Independent Study (Interdisciplinary 366 or 367), and/or Special Topics. See the Neuroscience minor adviser to determine if one of these courses is sufficiently “neuroscience related” to count for credit toward the minor.

Course Offering(s)