Division of the Sciences
To inquire about this program:
Diertra Hunter-Romagnoli, Ph.D. | 212-774-0777 | E-mail
Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary study of the nervous system and behavior. The neuro-science minor at MMC integrates information from various disciplines, including biology, chemistry and psychology in order to provide an understanding of behavior and its neural foundations. Thus, the biological basis of behaviors such as consciousness, learning, memory, emotion and perception are examined at different levels, ranging from molecular to systems. A neuroscience minor provides students with the opportunity to explore some of the most intriguing questions in science and behavior. This minor, combined with either a psychology or biology major, offers an excellent foundation for admission to graduate or professional programs, particularly for careers involving medicine, research, teaching, or a combination of these
Learning Goals for the Minor in Neuroscience After completing the minor in neuroscience students will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge of the organization of the brain and the nervous system
- Demonstrate an understanding of how brain damage and pathology have contributed to the current and growing neuroscience discipline.
- Demonstrate knowledge of technology and research methods used to elucidate associations between the nervous system and behavior and cognition
- Demonstrate basic understanding of specific anatomical brain systems and their role in cognitive and behavioral processes.
|BIOL 136 Anatomy ||4 |
|BIOL 220 General Biology I ||4 |
|BIOL 234 Human Physiology or BIOL 329 Physiology ||4 |
|PSYCH 333 Behavioral Neuroscience ||3 |
|PSYCH/BIOL 497 Research ||3 |
Please Note: If a course required for the Neuroscience minor is also required for the student's major, the student must choose an alternative course outside their major; some possibilities are listed below, though the student should consult the chair of the Science Division to ensure the appropriateness of the course substitution.
Psychology & Learning (PSYCH 232)
Drugs and the Brain (CHEM/PSYCH 348)
Perception (PSYCH 359)
Cognitive Psychology (PSYCH 359)
Comparative Psychology/Animal Behavior (BIOL/PSYC 379)
Please check the current catalog for the full listing of courses and requirements for this major.
Diertra Hunter-Romagnoli, Ph.D.