What is Neuroscience?
Why Study Neuroscience at Butler?
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and its impact
on behavior, cognition and emotion.
The Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Minor
The interdisciplinary neuroscience minor offered by Butler
University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences introduces
students to the brain, how it functions, and the consequences of
its dysfunction due to abnormal development, disease or injury. The
minor integrates the study of biology, philosophy, and psychology.
Because of its interdisciplinary nature, the neuroscience minor
provides students with several diverse approaches that they can
apply towards thinking about and understanding the complexities of
Who can complete the neuroscience minor?
The neuroscience minor is open to students from any major.
Students majoring in Biology or Psychology may find it particularly
easy to incorporate the neuroscience minor into their course of
study. Biology and Psychology are also popular majors for students
who wish to pursue graduate work in the neurosciences after
graduating from Butler.
Why study neuroscience?
Neuroscience is a minor that enables students from any
discipline to enhance their understanding of the brain by studying
it in more depth. Having this knowledge helps set Butler students
apart when they are applying to graduate school programs, to
medical school programs, or for future jobs.
Requirements (21 credit hours)
Biology: 12 hours
BI 202 Cellular and Molecular Biology
BI 203 Genetics
BI 460 Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
Philosophy: 3 hours
PL 346 Philosophy of Mind
Psychology: 6 hours
PS 235 Biological Bases of Behavior (prerequisite: SW 250)
PS 412 Advanced Applied Neuroscience
Where can I get more information?
Please direct any questions you have about the minor to Dr. Tara
Lineweaver: (317)940-9848 or firstname.lastname@example.org.