Neuropsychology Minor

The Neuropsychology minor is designed to attract students who are interested in pursuing careers in the fields of clinical and cognitive neuropsychology as well as to enhance understanding of brain/behavior relationships for those aspiring to other health-related professions. 

Although this minor is available to any student, prerequisites may make it difficult for some students to complete all of the requirements.

Minors are an important part of the undergraduate curriculum.  If students declare a minor by sophomore year, they can usually complete it in a timely manner.  Students should work with their advisor to determine if it is possible that the minor can be completed by graduation.  

To receive a minor, a student must complete at least 9 credit hours of coursework distinct from their major(s) and from other minors, and students must complete more than 50% of the coursework required for the minor at Canisius. Please note that “ancillary/supporting” courses required for a major may still count as distinct courses as long as the remaining coursework still meets the 30 credit-hours required for a major. For more information about minor policies, please see the Declaring Majors and Minors page in the catalog.


In addition to the four foundation courses (PSY 101, PSY 102, PSY 201, PSY 202) and fulfillment of the Core Area requirement, students will be expected to complete the following courses:

BIO 114
Human Biology: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology
and Human Biology: Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory
PSY 410Fundamentals of Human Neuropsychology3
Four courses from the following including one from list A and one from list B12
Group A
PSY 391
Biopsychology of Stress
PSY 397
Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
PSY 398
Neurobiology of Childhood Mental Disorders
Group B
PSY 324
Cognitive Psychology
Total Credits19