Minor in Neuroscience

The Neuroscience minor is a 16-hour minor consisting of 10 hours of required courses and 6 hours of elective hour coursework. This minor is designed to provide a neuroscience background for students who are planning to pursue advanced degrees in psychology, counseling, biology, education, medical professions, and neuroscience, as well as additional training for students seeking jobs in assessment, rehabilitation, and treatment of children and adults with brain damage, brain diseases, and drug rehabilitation. It is recommended that students take PSY2190 prior to the other required and elective courses in this minor. Courses taken for this minor cannot be used to satisfy requirements for a major or for other minors. A minimum of 6 psychology hours, to include at least 3 upper division hours must be taken at MTSU to satisfy this minor.

Required Courses (9 hours)

Course No. and Title Credit Hours
PSY 2190 - Introduction to Biopsychology1 3
PSY 4240 - Behavioral Neuroscience 3
PSY 4780: Human Neuropsychology3 3

*Note that BIOL1110 & 1120 are prerequisites for BIOL4560.

Elective Courses (Choose 2)

Course No. and Title Credit Hours
PSY 3990 - Research in Psychology4 1-3 
PSY 4030 - Psychology of Sensation and Perception5 3
PSY 4040- Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
PSY 4050 - Applied Psychopharmacology 3
PSY 4130 - Laboratory in Psychology (Sensation and Perception) OR 1
PSY 4140: Laboratory in Psychology (Cognitive Psychology) OR 1
PSY 4150 - Laboratory in Psychology (Behavioral Neuroscience) 1
BIOL 4560 - Neurobiology6 3
PHIL 4550 - Philosophy of the Mind 3

 It is recommended that PSY2190 be taken prior to the other required and elective courses in the neuroscience minor.

2, 4 Students will need approval from the minor advisor for the research topic in PSY3990.

3 PSY4240 is a prerequisite for PSY4780

5 Cannot be taken as an elective if the student's major is Psychology.  PSY4030 will be required for the major if PSY4240 is taken for the minor.

6 BIOL1110/1111 & 1120/1121 are prerequisites.

The advisor for this minor is Dr. Cyrille Magne.  He can be reached at 615-898-5599 or Cyrille.Magne@mtsu.edu.

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