Neuroscience is the interdisciplinary study of the relationship between the brain, the mind, and behavior. It is available as a minor at Gettysburg College. Oversight for the Neuroscience minor is provided jointly by the Biology and Psychology departments although any student can minor in Neuroscience.
With the minor, students have the opportunity to gain expertise in the various aspects of neuroscience while pursuing a major in Biology, Psychology or another course of study.
The neuroscience minor consists of four core courses and two electives.
Students intending to go to graduate school in a field of neuroscience are strongly encouraged to complete an independent empirical research project with a neuroscience emphasis in their major discipline, as well.
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It's important to note that there are restrictions as to which electives can be used towards the neuroscience minor.
Students should tailor choices of electives to their specific interests in consultation with one of the coordinators of the neuroscience minor.
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