Neuroscience (NEUR), Minor

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2023-2024. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum grade and/or GPA: No grade lower than "C" in minor course.
Total Hours: 24

Course Requirements
BIOL 1114Introductory Biology (LN)4
BIOL 3204Physiology4
CHEM 1215Chemical Principles I (LN) 14
or CHEM 1314 Chemistry I (LN)
or CHEM 1414 General Chemistry for Engineers (LN)
PSYC 4073Principles of Neuroscience3
or BIOL 4073 Principles of Neuroscience
HHP 4063Neuroanatomy3
Hours Subtotal18
Elective Requirements
Select six hours from the following and include at least two course prefixes:6
Mammalian Physiology
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology
Neural Bases of Speech and Language
Motor Control and Learning
Neurobiological Psychology (N)
Comparative Psychology (N)
Introduction to Cognitive Science (N)
Psychology of Learning
Psychology of Memory
Cognitive Psychology
Affective Neuroscience
Hours Subtotal6
Total Hours24

If CHEM 1215 is selected, the total hours required for the minor will be increased by one.

Additional OSU Requirements

Undergraduate Minors

  • An undergraduate minor must include between fifteen and thirty hours, inclusive of undergraduate coursework.
  • A minimum of six credit hours for the minor must be earned in residence at OSU.
  • The courses required for a minor may be included in the course requirements for any undergraduate degree or they may be in addition to degree requirements, depending on the overlap between the minor and degree requirements. However, an undergraduate minor must be earned in an academic field other than the student's declared degree option. The minor may not duplicate the degree major or option (for example, a student who earns a BA in Art with an Art History option may earn a minor in Studio Art but not Art History).
  • A student generally follows the minor requirements associated with his or her matriculation year or newer requirements that have been established since matriculation. The time limit for following requirements from a given academic year is six years.

For additional information on requirements on minors, click here.