The Neuroscience minor is perfect for students looking to expand their knowledge of the brain as an addition to any other course of study.

Undergraduate Neuroscience Program MinorAs Neuroscience is, in essence, and interdisciplinary field, a Neuroscience minor can complement a degree in myriad disciplines such as biology, psychology, biomedical engineering, criminal justice, philosophy, public health, education, kinesiology, business, economics, and many more!

Program Requirements

All program requirements and courses are outlined in the UAB Undergraduate Catalog.

All Neuroscience minors must take:

How brain functions during dreaming, visual perception, aggression, learning and memory, sex, and language. Left versus right hemisphere specializations, recovery after brain damage, and neurological basis of illnesses such as schizophrenia, autism, and Parkinson's disease. Includes five hours of videos. Quantitative Literacy is a significant component of this course. 3 Hours.
Prerequisites: PY 101 [Min Grade: C] or PY 201 [Min Grade: C]. Check course catalog.

Introduction to the cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and function of the mammalian nervous system. This course will emphasize the development, anatomy, cellular and molecular biology and biochemistry of neurons and glial cells, and introduce electrical, biophysical and chemical signaling within and across neurons. 3 Hours.

Introduction to the cellular and molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, genetics and function of the mammalian nervous system. This course will emphasize mechanisms of synaptic transmission, sensory systems, neuropharmacology, and synaptic plasticity; and introduce the molecular basis of diseases and disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems. 3 Hours.
Prerequisites: PY 355 [Min Grade: C] or NBL 355 [Min Grade: C]. Check course catalog.
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Neurobiological basis of behavior. Central nervous system mechanisms that mediate processes such as learning, motivation, sensation, speech, and emotional behavior. 3 Hours.
Prerequisites: PY 253 [Min Grade: C]. Check course catalog.