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

Lee and Overman awarded Colonial Academic Alliance grant to support ‘Learning to Learn’ initiative

The $34,000 grant is from the Colonial Academic Alliance, which seeks to link the colleges and universities that make up the Colonial Athletic Association. 

Amy Overman presents invited colloquium at Duke University
Overman was invited to share research findings with colleagues at Duke's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience.


Amy Overman and two alumnae publish innovative research on memory in older adults

Peer-reviewed scientific study by Overman and co-authors shows that age differences in memory can depend on the way that visual information is presented.

Overman and mentored students present research at Neuroscience 2017

The Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging Laboratory represented Elon at the 47th Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience in Washington, D.C.

Students co-author presentations, publication with Amy Overman

The findings are for projects related to ongoing research on associative memory by Overman, an associate professor of psychology and associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning.

Overman finds ‘crosspollination’ opportunities in summit that draws top experts on aging, memory

The recent Cognitive Aging Summit assembled nearly 300 researchers supported by National Institutes of Health grants who like Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, are focused on age-related brain and cognitive changes. 

Elon professor, alum publish research on generation effects in memory

Amy Overman, associate professor of psychology, a faculty member in the neuroscience program and an associate director of the Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning, and Alison Richard '16 conducted empirical research on memory that was recently published in a prestigious scientific journal.