Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary field of study, which examines the nervous system and advances the understanding of human and animal thought, emotion, and behavior. Objectives of neuroscientists include: describing the human and animal brains and how they function 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 cognitive science, behavioral medicine, human development and aging, health and disease, rehabilitation, biomedical research, animal behavior, 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. The structure of the minor’s curriculum is designed to expose students to the breadth of knowledge needed in the field of neuroscience. View the minor requirements.