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Minor in Neuroscience (25 credits)

Program Requirements

This Minor is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of how the nervous system functions. The minor is composed of 24-25 credits: 9 required and 15-16 complementary. For the 15-16 complementary credits, at least 12-13 must be from outside the studentıs home department and at least 6 of the 12-13 must be at the 400 or 500 level.


Ryan Bouma (email: ryan.bouma@mcgill.ca; Office: Dawson Hall, Rm. 405).
Note 1: A maximum of 6-7 credits can be counted for both the studentıs primary program and for the Minor in Neuroscience.

Required Courses (9 Credits)
 
Course
Credits
Course Title
BIOL 200
3
Molecular Biology
NSCI 200
3
Introduction to Neuroscience 1
NSCI 201
3
Introduction to Neuroscience 2
 
Complementary Courses (16 Credits)

15-16 credits selected as follows:

  • At least 12-13 credits must be from outside the student's home department
  • At least 6 of the 12-13 credits have to be at 400- or 500-level

0-10 credits from the following list of 200- and 300-level courses:

Notes:
* Students may select ANAT 212 or BIOC 212 or BIOL 201.
** Students may select either BIOL 306 or PHGY 314.

Note 2: Since CHEM 212 is a prerequisite/corequisite for NSCI 200 and BIOL 200, students must take CHEM 212 if they have not yet done so.

Course
Credits
Course Title
ANAT 212*
3
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Functions
BIOC 212*
3
Molecular Mechanisms of Cell Functions
BIOL 201*
3
Cell Biology and Metabolism
BIOL 202
3
Basic Genetics
BIOL 300
3
Molecular Biology of the Gene
BIOL 306**
3
Neural Basis of Behaviour
BIOL 320
3
The Evolution of the Brain and Behaviour
BIOL 389
3
Laboratory in Neurobiology
CHEM 212
4
Introductory Organic Chemistry 1
LING 390
3
Neuroscience of Language
NEUR 310
3
Cellular Neurobiology
PHGY 311
3
Channels, Synapses & Hormones
PHGY 314**
3
Integrative Neuroscience
PSYC 302
3
The Psychology of Pain
PSYC 311
3
Human Cognition and the Brain
PSYC 315
3
Computational Psychology
PSYC 317
3
Genes and Behaviour
PSYC 318
3
Behavioural Neuroscience 2
PSYC 342
3
Hormones and Behaviour
     

6-15 credits from the following list of 400- and 500-level courses
*** Students may select either BIOL 514 or PSYC 514.

Course
Credits
Course Title
BIOL 514***
3
Neurobiology Learning and Memory
BIOL 530
3
Advances in Neuroethology
BIOL 532
3
Developmental Neurobiology Seminar
BIOL 580
3
Genetic Approaches to Neural Systems
BIOL 588
3
Advances in Molecular/Cellular Neurobiology
PHGY 425
3
Analyzing Physiological Systems
PHGY 451
3
Advanced Neurophysiology
PHGY 520
3
Ion Channels
PHGY 524
3
Chronobiology
PHGY 556
3
Topics in Systems Neuroscience
PSYC 410
3
Special Topics in Neuropsychology
PSYC 427
3
Sensorimotor Behaviour
PSYC 444
3
Sleep Mechanisms and Behaviour
PSYC 470
3
Memory and Brain
PSYC 501
3
Auditory Perception
PSYC 506
3
Cognitive Neuroscience of Attention
PSYC 514***
3
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
PSYC 522
3
Neurochemistry and Behaviour
PSYC 526
3
Advances in Visual Perception
PSYC 532
3
Cognitive Science
PSYT 455
3
Neurochemistry
PSYT 500
3
Advances: Neurobiology of Mental Disorders
PSYT 505
3
Neurobiology of Schizophrenia