Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study, which examines the nervous system and advances the understanding of human thought, emotion and behavior. Objectives of neuroscientists include: describing the human brain and how it functions normally, determining how the nervous system develops, matures and maintains itself throughout the lifespan and finding ways to prevent, cure or treat symptoms of many debilitating neurological, psychiatric and developmental disorders. 

This minor will help provide students with the fundamental knowledge and training needed to pursue careers and post-graduate studies in fields related to cognate science, behavioral medicine, human development and aging, health and disease, rehabilitation, biomedical research, human-machine interactions and many other emerging disciplines. 

The neuroscience minor at Elon requires a minimum of 24 semester hours drawn from a variety of disciplines, including biology, psychology, chemistry, exercise science and computer science, among others. View the minor requirements.

Department News

Amy Overman & Alan Scott present research at NC Cognition Conference
Associate Professor Amy Overman, Assistant Professor Alan Scott and current Elon students Luisa Cesar '15 and Abigail Steinsiek '15 presented their research at the annual North Carolina Cognition Group conference. 


Amy Overman speaks with WFMY News 2 about memory exercises

The associate professor of psychology appeared on a Dec. 4, 2014, "2 Wants to Know" segment on brain fitness and how to minimize the memory loss that begins to take place in humans after the age of 25.

Amy Overman publishes research on cognitive intervention for older adults

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, has published a peer-reviewed journal article reporting the development of a noncomputerized, game-based, community cognitive health intervention.

Amy Overman gives invited talk at UNC-Greensboro

The associate professor of psychology was invited to give a talk as part of the Hard Data Cafe series sponsored by UNCG's Department of Psychology.

Amy Overman featured in retirement magazine

The associate professor of psychology was featured in the Summer 2014 issue of the Triad Retirement Resource Guide.

Amy Overman presents research on memory at international conference

The associate professor of psychology shared details of work conducted with a current Elon University senior and a former undergraduate researcher from the Class of 2013.

Amy Overman talks with WFMY on how the brain learns new information

The associate professor of psychology offered a visual explanation to brain function in an April 11, 2014, "Kids Want To Know" segment on the popular Triad news station.