Minor in Neuroscience Research

The Neuroscience Research Minor expands opportunities for Temple students to get research experience and to become more competitive in their applications to graduate and professional schools. The required courses in the Neuroscience Research Minor focus on basic neuroscience, cellular and molecular neuroscience, and techniques.

In addition to formal coursework, independent study resulting in a research project is required. The Neuroscience Research Project is a unique project developed over two semesters of independent study. The project is submitted in written form (research article format) and is presented to Neuroscience faculty members and graduate students as a poster. This project may not overlap with projects for other programs (e.g., Honors).  

Because of some overlap in coursework, the students must choose to minor in either the Neuroscience Research or the Cognitive Neuroscience minor.


Required Courses
NSCI 1051Fundamentals of Neuroscience3
NSCI 2122Cellular Neuroscience3
NSCI 2001Functional Neuroanatomy3
NSCI 3096Conducting Neuroscience Research3
Select two of the following:6-7
The Neurobiology of Disease
Current Topics in Neuroscience
Techniques in Neuroscience
Independent Study in Neuroscience 1
Independent Study in Neuroscience 2
Foundations of Behavioral Neuroscience
Foundations of Cognitive Neuroscience
Neurobiology and Evolution of Social Behavior
Neuroscience of Development and Aging
Total Credit Hours18-19

Minors are awarded only at the time of completion of the bachelor's degree and cannot be awarded either as a stand-alone program of study or after completion of the first bachelor's degree.

Major in Psychology with a Neuroscience Research Minor

Students who major in Psychology and take the Neuroscience Research Minor may double count one elective and NSCI 3096 Conducting Neuroscience Research for both programs without taking any replacement coursework.