2022-2023 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Neuroscience Minor

The interdisciplinary field of neuroscience is one of the most exciting and rapidly growing areas within the sciences. It draws heavily from traditional natural science and social science areas. In addition, the field encompasses many diverse topics that typically are discussed in philosophy, economics, art, politics, music, anthropology, and computer science.

In order to pursue a minor in Neuroscience, students must obtain permission from the Neuroscience minor director.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to describe the basic anatomy and physiology of the nervous system 
  • Students will be able to describe how the activity of the nervous system is related to behaviors (e.g., emotions, memory, mental illness) 
  • Students will be able to critically evaluate the implications and limitations of neuroscientific research 

Minor Requirements (20 units)

At least 16 units must be taken in residence at USF.

Required Core I Courses

Complete one of the following options:

Required Core II Courses

Complete one of the following:


Students must obtain at least a “C” grade in each course applied toward the minor. At least 8 units for the minor must come from courses offered in departments outside the student’s major.