The Neuroscience Minor is a rigorous interdisciplinary minor focusing on the neural bases of psychological, biological, anthropological, philosophical, and communicative processes. Course selections are comprised of upper-level courses in the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Communicative Disorders. The Neuroscience Minor is recommended for students with a GPA of at least 3.0, have sophomore standing, and have completed at least 15 credit hours at UA. 

Declaring a Neuroscience Minor

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.

The following requirements must be met in order to complete the Neuroscience minor:

  1. Eighteen (18) hours from the approved course list (below) must be taken.
  2. No credit hours can be counted towards both a major and the Neuroscience minor.
  3. No more than nine (9) hours from the minor may be completed in a single department. 
  4. A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required.

Select 18 hours from the following: Hours
Cell Biology
Animal Behavior
Human Physiology
Neural Basis of Consciousness
Sensation and Perception
Cognitive Neuroscience
Physiological Psych
Bio Basis of Psych Disorders
Note: Topical courses focusing on neuroscience may be approved to meet course requirements.

Students should complete course prerequisites for approved courses in the Neuroscience Minor. However, instructors offering courses in the minor may waive prerequisites to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance and have completed background courses in biological or psychological sciences to complete neuroscience courses in other departments. Students should contact the course instructor with their name, completed courses, and course grades.