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Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Minor

The neuroscience interdisciplinary minor introduces you to a field of science that has experienced an explosion of information and technological innovation.

An understanding of how the brain, the "organ of consciousness," functions and endows human beings with the capacity to know, to feel, and to value, requires a multidisciplinary research effort. In keeping with the liberal arts tradition, the interdisciplinary minor provides you with an opportunity to explore another dimension of our humanity—the biological substrate of all our moral and mental faculties.

Application Process

The neuroscience interdisciplinary minor is administered by the Neuroscience Advisory Committee, and the faculty liaison is Prof. Julio Ramirez.

You should submit a written proposal to Prof. Ramirez ( by the last day of the spring semester of the junior year. The proposal should specify the courses that will be used to satisfy the interdisciplinary minor requirements. If any of the courses are to be independent studies, research courses, or seminars, you must provide the advisory committee with a complete description of the courses before the semester of enrollment.

Certification of completion of all requirements for the interdisciplinary minor is made by the Registrar upon recommendation of the advisory committee.

Additional information about the neuroscience interdisciplinary minor is available in the College Catalog.