Neuroscience Minor

students in a psychology courseThe neuroscience minor is a rigorous interdisciplinary minor focusing on the neural bases of psychological, biological, anthropological, philosophical, and communicative processes. Course selections are comprised of upper-level courses in the Departments of Psychology, Biology, Philosophy, Anthropology, and Communicative Disorders.

The neuroscience minor is recommended for students majoring in one of these departments with a GPA of at least 3.0, have sophomore standing, and have completed at least 15 credit hours at UA.

Students are expected to formally declare a minor by completing the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama.

Find more information, including detailed course descriptions, in the UA Undergraduate Catalog.


  • Eighteen (18) hours from the approved course list (below) must be taken.
  • No credit hours can be counted towards both a major and the neuroscience minor.
  • No more than 9 hrs from the minor may be completed in a single department.
  • A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required.

Approved Courses

  • ANT 474 Neuroanthropology
  • BSC 300 Cell Biology
  • BSC 449 Endocrinology
  • BSC 448 Animal Behavior
  • BSC 424 Human Physiology
  • CD 462  Neuroscience for Communicative Disorders
  • PHL 392 Neuroethics
  • PHL 462 Neural Basis of Consciousness
  • PY 313 Sensation and Perception
  • PY381 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • PY 413 Physiological Psychology
  • PY353 Biological Bases of Psychological Disorders

Note: Topical courses focusing on neuroscience may be approved to meet course requirements.


Students should complete course prerequisites for approved courses in the neuroscience minor. However, instructors offering courses in the minor may waive prerequisites to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance and have completed background courses in biological or psychological sciences to complete neuroscience courses in other departments. Students should contact the course instructor with their name, completed courses, and course grades.

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be approved for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements.

Associated Faculty

The following faculty members are engaged in neuroscience research:

More Information

For questions, please contact Dr. Rajesh Kana at