Neuroscience Minor

Coordinator: Elizabeth Hogan, PhD

The Neuroscience minor may be earned by any student who completes the required courses.  Co- and/or prerequisites for some of the required courses may effectively limit accessibility. 

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.

Required course
Take one of the following (the other may be used as an elective):4
BIO 425
Cellular Neurobiology
and Cellular Neurobiology Laboratory
BIO 435
Developmental Neurobiology
and Develop Neurobiology Laboratory
Elective courses (take any 4):12
BIO 301
Research Methods (credit) 1
BIO 345
Functional Neuroanatomy
BIO 441
Neurobiology of Nervous System Disorders
PSY 397
Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
PSY 398
Neurobiology of Childhood Mental Disorders
PSY 495
Guided Research in Psychology (if neuroscience-related)
Total Credits16

3 semesters required; must be neuroscience-related.