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  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
Fitchburg State University 2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition Minor


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Chairpersons

Meledath Govindan (Biology)
Sara Levine (Psychological Science)

 

The Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore the biological basis of behavior, consciousness, perception, and cognition.  All NB&C minors will take two biology and two psychology core courses designed to provide a basic understanding of the scientific data and theories of cognitive activity and the concomitant biological systems that give rise to cognition and behavior.  Students are free to choose two electives that will allow further exploration of such topics as cellular and developmental biology, animal behavior, physiology, cognitive and perceptual processes, and consciousness.  The NB&C minor is an excellent complement to such majors as Psychological Science, Biology, Education, and Computer Science, or for any student interested in the biological workings of the mind.

Note:  Students who major in Biology or Psychological Science may not apply courses from those disciplines to satisfy both their major requirements and the NB&C minor requirements.  Moreover, a Psychological Sciences major must take an additional elective in lieu of Introduction to Psychological Science, even though it is not required for the major.  The range in credits for required and elective courses and the total credits overall reflects these differences in the curriculum for the minor taken by Biology majors (18 cr.) and Psychological Science majors (23 cr.)

 

TOTAL NUMBER OF COURSES TO BE TAKEN:  at least 6 courses

TOTAL NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED:  18-23 credits

 

Program Curriculum Requirements (Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognitive Minor


Electives (Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition Minor)


At least two courses, for a minimum of 5 credits, from the following list of electives:

 

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