Seminars & Events
Friday, October 4, 2013: Dr. Laurie Ryan, SMCM '86 (National Institute on Aging) will speak on "Alzheimer's Disease: Targets and Treatments" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Monday, October 21, 2013: Dr. Greg Elmer (University of Maryland Baltimore) will speak on "Domains and Constructs in Motivation: Where Does the Habenula Fit In?" at 4:45 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Friday, October 25, 2013: Dr. Terry Davidson (American University) will speak on "Why We Overeat and Become Obese? It Could be What We Think!" at 3:00 pm in Goodpaster Hall 195.
Dr. Gwen Calhoon '06 recently received her Ph.D. in Neuroscience from the University of Maryland Baltimore, and was inducted into Nu Rho Psi.
Requirements of the Cross-Disciplinary Minor in the Neurosciences
To successfully complete the cross-disciplinary minor in neuroscience, a student must satisfy the following requirements designed to establish breadth and depth of knowledge consistent with the goals of the neuroscience minor.
1. General College requirements (see "Curriculum" section)
- Must include either CHEM 101 or CHEM 106. CHEM 106 is strongly recommended. [Meets Natural Sciences with Laboratory Core Curriculum requirement.]
- Must take PSYC 101. [Meets Social Science Core Curriculum requirement.]
2. All requirements in a major discipline of study
3. At least 18 credit-hours in courses approved for the neurosciences, with a grade of C or above, including
A. Required courses: 6 credit-hours
- NEUR 201. Introduction to the Neurosciences (4S) [Meets Biological Science GEC requirement]
- NEUR 301. Seminar in the Neurosciences (1E)
- NEUR 303. Advanced Seminar in the Neurosciences (1E).
B. Elective courses: 12 credit-hours of upper-division elective credits selected from the following list. Electives must originate from at least two different disciplines (e.g., BIOL, CHEM, NEUR, PSYC).
- BIOL 305. Animal Behavior
- BIOL 330. Human Anatomy and Physiology
- BIOL 384. Sensory Biology
- BIOL 419. Neurobiology
- BIOL 436. Comparative Animal Physiology
- BIOL 438. Cancer Cell Biology
- CHEM 420. Biochemistry I
- CHEM 425/BIOL 425. Biochemistry II
- NEUR 302. Directed Research in the Neurosciences OR SMP in neuroscience OR internship in neuroscience
- PSYC 312. Sensation and Perception OR PSYC 326. Perception with Laboratory
- PSYC 314. Drugs, Brains, and Behavior
- PSYC 322/422. Biological Psychology
- Upper-level Special Topics Courses specifically approved for the Neurosciences