College of Veterinary Medicine

Neuroscience Program

Undergraduate Neuroscience - Minor

Students may apply for a minor in Neuroscience once they have completed 60 semester credit hours and have a 2.0 GPA.  However, they may take minor coursework at any time as long as they meet the prerequisites. Minor certification forms are available in the Neruoscience Office VBR Room 205, and the Student Advising and Learning Center, Lighty 260.

A minor in Neuroscience requires 16 credits in Neuroscience, with at least 13 at or above the 300-level. Courses needed to satisfy the minor must include Neuro 301; three (3) credits selected from Psych 384, Psych 390, or Biol 438; at least three (3) credits of Neuro 495 or Neuro 499; and at least six (6) credits selected from the following: Neuro 403, Neuro 404, and Neuro 430.  Up to five (5) credits of Neuro 495 or 499 may be included. Upon the approval of the student's advisor, a student with a minor in Neuroscience may include 500-level courses the minor program, provided the student meets the graduate study requirements below and, prior to registration, obtains the consent of the faculty member(s) teaching the course.  Students must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA to remain certified as a neuroscience minor.
The courses acceptable for satisfying the requirements of a Neuroscience minor as as follows:

Course Number



Neuro 301 or 302 Exploring the Brain or Honors 3
Neuro 495 or 499 Directed Research/Special Problems 2

Select three (3) credits from the following:
Psych 384 Psychology of Perception 3
Psych 390 Operant Behavior 3
Biol 438 Animal Behavior 3
Neuro 409 Affective Neuroscience 3

Select six (6) credits from the following:
Neuro 403 [M] Cellular Neurobiology 3
Neuro 404 Neuroanatomy 4
Neuro 430 [M] Principles of Neurophysiology 4
[M] = Writing in the major  
Neuro 138 Special Topics in Neuroscience 1
Neuro 409/509 Affective Neuroscience 3
Neuro 490 Senior Project 1
Psych 265 Biopsychological Effects of Alcohol and other Drugs 3
MBioS 301 General Genetics 4
MBioS 305 General Microbiology 3
MBioS 401 Introduction to Cellular Biology 3
VAn 308 Functional Anatomy of Domestic Animals 3
Psych 312 Experimental Methods in Psychology 4
Biol 315 Gross and Microanatomy 4
Biol 321 Principles of Animal Development 4
Biol 352 Cell Physiology 3
Biol 353 Mammalian Physiology 4
Psych 372 Introduction to Physiological Psychology 3


500-Level Courses

Neuro 520 Functional Neuroscience 4
Neuro 526 Domestic and Exotic Animal Behavior


Neuro 529 Neurochemistry


Neuro 540 Special Topics in Integrative Neuroscience


Neuro 541 Special Topics in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience 3
Neuro 542 Special Topics in Disciplinary Neuroscience 3
Neuro 543 Special Topics in Behavioral/Clinical Neuroscience


Neuro 553 Generation, Degeneration, and Regeneration in the Nervous System 2
Neuro 561 Biological Signal Processing 2
1 Seniors who have at least a 3.00 grade point average n the last half of their undergraduate coursework at Washington State University may register for up to six (6) semester hours of work in the Graduate School in excess of the number of hours required to complete the bachelor's degree. Graduate School approval is required at the time of registration.  Only grades of "B" or higher may be applied toward an advanced degree.  Seniors who wish to enroll in 500-level courses for undergraduate credit must obtain the approval of their advisor and the Chair of the department or program in which the course is offered.


Last Edited: Apr 02, 2013 9:43 AM   

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