The outline below for the Neuroscience minor is for the Classes of 2010 and forward.
The Minor in Neuroscience is administered by the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences and is overseen by the Neuroscience Steering Committee for 2010-2011: Profs. Paul Whalen, Chair, Jeffrey Taube and Robert Maue. It is intended to provide formal recognition for students who have concentrated some of their academic work in the interdisciplinary area of Neuroscience. The courses come from the Departments of Biological Sciences and Psychological and Brain Sciences. The minor can accommodate majors in either department as well as majors in all other departments. The minor requires six courses: one prerequisite, two required courses, and three electives. One elective must be at the 50s level or higher. Many of the courses may require permission of the instructor in addition to prerequisite courses.
PSYC 6 Introduction to Neuroscience OR BIOL 34 Neurobiology OR PSYC 1 Introductory Psychology
PSYC 46 Cellular & Molecular Neuroscience OR BIOL 12 Cell Structure & Function
PSYC 65 Systems Neuroscience (formerly Physiology of Behavior)
BIOL 27 Animal behavior
BIOL 37 Endocrinology
BIOL 69 Cell signaling
BIOL 74 Advanced neurobiology
BIOL 79 Genetics and physiology of behavior
PSYC 21 Perception
PSYC 45 Behavioral Neuroscience OR PSYC 26 Physiological Psychology for Casses 2010 - 2011
PSYC 28 Cognition
PSYC 40 Introduction to computational neuroscience
PSYC 43 Emotion
PSYC 46 Cellular and molecular neuroscience
PSYC 50 Issues in Neuroscience: See list of approved PSYC 50 courses for 2009-2010
PSYC 51 Issues in Information Processing
PSYC 52 Issues in Learning & Development: See list of approved PSYC 52 courses for 2009-2010
PSYC 53 Issues in Social Psychology: See list of approved PSYC 53 courses for 2009-2010
PSYC 60 Principles of human brain mapping with fMRI
PSYC 64 Laboratory in sensory psychology
PSYC 80s level Seminar: See list of approved PSYC 80s level seminars for 2009-2010
PHYSIOLOGY 150 Seminar in molecular and cellular neuroscience
Dartmouth Medical School See list of approved Dartmouth Medical School courses for 2009-2010
Note: With permission of the Neuroscience Steering Committee, other courses that are appropriate given the student’s area of specialization may be taken for credit.
Note: Required and Elective Courses cannot count toward both the major and minor.
Last Updated: 1/7/11