The Minor in Neuroscience is designed to allow students in other majors an opportunity to explore the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience in a structured and rigorous way, while at the same time pursuing a major field of study in another discipline.
Non-science majors wishing to minor in Neuroscience should be aware they must complete the prerequisites for NS m101ABC before declaring the minor. To enter the minor, students must have an overall GPA of 2.0 or better and a 2.5 GPA in the requisite courses for Neuroscience M101A and M101B. Students must meet with the undergraduate counselor before declaring the minor.
Lower Division Requirements: 9 classes, 37 units
- Life Science 2, 3, 23L, 4 OR 7A, 7B, 7C, 23L
- Physics 6A, 6B OR 5A, 5C, OR 1A, 1B
- Chemistry 14A, 14B, 14C OR 20A, 20B, 30A
**Please see NS Major Page for Important Notes about LS 7 series and Physics 6/5 series.
Upper Division Requirements: 7 classes, 31 units
3 Core Courses
- Neuroscience M101A - Fall Quarter Only
Prerequisite: Chem 14C/30A, LS 2/7C, Physics 6B/5C/1B
- Neuroscience M101B - Winter Quarter Only
Prerequisite: NS m101A, LS 3, LS 4 (can be taken concurrently)
- Neuroscience M101C - Spring Quarter Only
Prerequisite: NS m101A
4 Additional Electives: Choose any four electives from the following list:
Disability Studies M139
MCD Bio 162
Music Industry 103
Neuroscience 101L, 102, m119L, m119N, m130, M123, m145, m148, m161, m170, c172, c177, 178, 179, 180, 181, 182, 186, M187, 191A, 191B, 191C, 199AB
Physiological Science m106, 121, cm123, c126, c127, 135, 138, c144, m145, 146, 147, M148, 173, 174, 175, 177, m181
Psychology 110, 112A, 112B, 112C, m117J, 118, 119A-F, 119I, 119J, m119L, 119M, m119N, M119O, 119Q-S, 119U, M119X, 120A, 120B, 124A, 124B, 124C, 124D (Consciousness: Current Debates), 124I, 124K, 127B, M139, 161, 162, M166
Psychiatry 174, M182
**If any of the above electives are not showing in your DARS/DPR, please email Megan Lebre (firstname.lastname@example.org) and it will be manually added.
There is a maximum 2-course overlap permissible between the student's major and the Neuroscience Minor.
Students may apply Neuroscience 199AB toward the minor. These 199s, however, may not be used as overlap with the students major.
Each preparation class must be passed with a C- or higher.
Students must complete the preparation with an overall 2.0 GPA.
Students who repeat more than 2 preparation classes or any preparation class more than once are subject to dismissal from the minor.
All minor courses must be taken for a letter grade, with an overall grade-point average of 2.0 or better.
Please read the course notes when enrolling in electives- they include important information regarding enrollment.
For Psychology electives, Neuroscience majors and minors are not held to completing pre-reqs like Psych 10, 115, or 100A. Psych electives will open during second pass to Neuroscience majors and minors, unless otherwise noted in the course notes.
HOW TO DECLARE THE NEUROSCIENCE MINOR
Students may add the Neuroscience minor if it does not cause them to exceed their unit maximum. If they will exceed the max, students must first file a petition with the College of Letters and Science to raise their unit max. Please see a counselor in your appropriate counseling unit (i.e. College Counselors in A316 Murphy Hall or AAP, Athletics, Honors, etc.).
Make an appointment with the Neuroscience Undergraduate Counselor for more information.