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Minor in Neuroscience

» Minor In Neuroscience

The 22 credit Neuroscience minor is a rigorous, inter-disciplinary exploration of the brain, mind, and nervous system through a combination of coursework and research opportunities.

The minor consists of prerequisites, a core, and two areas of concentration. All neuroscience minors must complete the neuroscience core classes (10 credits) and two courses (6 credits minimum) in the two emphasis areas.

Core Classes 10 credits
Philosophy and Psychological Sciences 6 credits
Natural, Health, and Technological Sciences 6 credits
Total 22 credits

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Pre-Requisites

Chapman University undergraduate students are eligible to declare this minor if they have completed the pre-requisites listed below with a minimum grade of B for each course (P/NP not accepted). The prerequisites are not part of the credits towards the minor, but completion of them allows a student to apply to the program.

Courses
PHILOSOPHY: Any 100 or 200 level course
MATH 203, PSY 203, or MATH 303
BIO 204 or BIO 208
PSY 101
COMPUTER SCIENCE  230

Core Classes

All Neuroscience minors must complete all courses below (10 credits):

Course # Description Credits Term
NEUR 301 Introduction to Neuroscience 3 fall
NEUR 302L Neuroscience Lab 1 fall

PSY 333 or BIO 407

Physiological Psychology (offered every semester) or Neuroanatomy (offered alternate spring)

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NEUR 495 Capstone in Neuroscience 3 spring
Total Credits:  10

Philosophy and Psychological Sciences Courses

Chose two courses (minimum of 6 credits) from the list below:

Course # Description Credits Term
PHIL 300 Symbolic Logic 3 every semester
PHIL 321 Philosophy of Science 3 spring
PHIL 340 Philosophy of Mind 3 fall
PHIL 365 Philosophy and Neuroscience of Free Will 3 fall
PSY 315 Sensation and Perception 3 fall
PSY 317 Cognitive Psychology 3 every semester
PSY 319 Motivation and Emotion 3 fall
*NEUR 499 Independent Research in Neuroscience 3 max every semester and interterm
*BIO, HESC, AHP, PSY, PHIL, CPSC 491 Student-Faculty Research  3 max every semester and interterm

*A maximum of 3 credits of research may be substituted for coursework in one emphasis area. Research credits must receive prior approval of the Neuroscience Director. If 3 credits of research are applied to one area of concentration, research credits cannot be applied to the other area of concentration.

Note: Psychology majors may only take up to 3 credits of PSY (including cross-listed and research) from this emphasis area.

Natural, Health, and Technological Sciences Courses

Chose two courses (minimum of 6 credits) from the list below:

Course # Description Credits Term
BIO 309 Hormones and Behavior 3 alternate fall
NEUR 410 Neural Computation 3 alternate fall
AHP 301 Biomechanics and Functional Anatomy 3 spring
CPSC 392 Introduction to Data Science 3 as needed
CPSC 358 Assistive Technology 3 fall
AHP 430 Applied Human Neurophysiology 3 spring
PSY 433 Psychopharmacology 3 fall
*NEUR 499 Independent Research in Neuroscience 3 max every semester and interterm
*BIO, HESC, AHP, CPSC 491 Faculty-Student Research 3 max every semester and interterm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*A maximum of 3 credits of research may be substituted for coursework in one emphasis area. Research credits must receive prior approval of the Neuroscience Director. If 3 credits of research are applied to one area of concentration, research credits cannot be applied to the other area of concentration.

 

 

Application Process

Click here to complete the application if you intend to enroll in NEUR classes in the Fall (2020).

The application form will outline your coursework and require you to write a short statement of interest in the minor. Before filling out the form, please note the following:

  1. First-year students: You are encouraged to contact the Neuroscience Director (cawilson@chapman.edu) for advising on course work. First-year students cannot officially apply until all prerequisites are met or are in the process of being completed.
  2. Second-year students: You may apply even if you have not completed all prerequisites (no more than 2 courses can be incomplete). Declaration of the minor can only occur after all prerequisites are met, but you may be able to enroll in NEUR 301 / 302L in Fall 2020 by filling out this form.
  3. Please see the additional instructions on the Application Form.
  4. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 1, 2020. Applications received before the deadline will be given priority.

Contact Us


Caroline Wilson, Ph.D.
Director of Neuroscience Minor

Phone: (714) 516-5617