The minor requires a minimum of 17 hours:

NEU 200Introduction to Neuroscience3
NEU 201Neuroscience Laboratory1
NEU 300Neuroscience Seminars3
NEU 391Research in Neuroscience *2
Electives **8

At least one semester of research in neuroscience is required for the minor (NEU 391). The research can be conducted on the Reynolda Campus or with investigators at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. The research project must be approved by a member of the neuroscience minor faculty.


One of the elective courses must come from outside the student’s major department.

Additional elective courses may have been approved since publication of this bulletin. The program coordinator maintains a complete list of all approved elective courses. For course descriptions, see the relevant department’s listings in this publication.

Electives for Neuroscience

BIO 323
Animal Behavior
and Animal Behavior Lab
BIO 324Hormones and Behavior3
BIO 346
and Neurobiology Lab
BIO 352Developmental Neuroscience4
BIO 353Functional Neuroanatomy3
BIO 363
Sensory Biology
and Sensory Biology Lab
BIO 374Neuropharmacology3
EDU 311Learning and Cognitive Science3
HES 312Exercise and Health Psychology3
HES 350Human Physiology3
LIN 330Introduction to Psycholinguistics and Language Acquisition3
NEU 301Topics in Neuroscience1-4
NEU 302Topics in Neuroscience1-4
NEU 303Topics in Neuroscience1-4
NEU 304Topics in Neuroscience1-4
PHI 374Philosophy of Mind3
PSY 243Biopsychology3
PSY 248Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 320Physiological Psychology3
PSY 322Psychopharmacology3
PSY 323Animal Behavior3
PSY 326Learning Theory and Research3
PSY 329Perception3
PSY 331Research in Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 333Motivation of Behavior3
PSY 338Emotion3
PSY 348Clinical Neuroscience3

Note that many of these courses have prerequisites, in some cases including introductory biology, psychology, or chemistry.