Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, the cells and tissues of which it consists; the thoughts, emotions and behaviors that it manifests and the way it changes due to stimuli from both inside and outside the body. It is an interdisciplinary science that combines aspects of Biology, Psychology, Philosophy, and Chemistry. Neuroscientists examine the development, structure and function of the nervous system, what happens in disease states and mental illness and how different compounds can alter its activity.

Students interested in a minor in Neuroscience should see the chair of either the Biology Department or Psychology and Philosophy Department.

Only one (1) course may be taken within the student’s major subject area. Courses in the minor may also be used to fulfill general education requirements. To complete the course residency requirement for a minor, a minimum of three (3) course-credits (12 semester hours) in the minor must be taken at Framingham State University.


Neuroscience Minor Requirements (5-6):

Four (4) Required Courses:

  • BIOL 142 Introduction to Human Biology w/Lab or
    • PSYC 101 General Psychology

NOTE: Student who are not Biology or Psychology majors must take both courses.

  • NEUR 225 Biopsychology
  • PHIL 222 Bioethics
  • PSYC 263 Cognitive Psychology or
    • BIOL 269 Sex, Brains, and Hormones

One (1) Elective Course from the following:

  • BIOL 320 Animal Behavior w/Lab
  • NEUR 348 Cognitive Neuropsychology
  • NEUR 380 Neuropharmacology
  • NEUR 450 Seminar in Neuroscience
  • NEUR 490 Independent Study in Neuroscience
  • NEUR 495 Internship in Neuroscience
  • PSYC 245 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 280 Sensation & Perception