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College of Arts & Sciences
The Neuroscience Minor Program


Description and Application for the Neuroscience Minor

Professor Jeff Twiss is the co-Director of the Neuroscience minor and can be contacted at twiss@mailbox.sc.edu.  The neuroscience minor allows students to take neuroscience courses across a number of different majors.  Neuroscience is a field that is fundamentally interdisciplinary and very broad and students are strongly encouraged to take courses ranging from a focus on the molecular aspects of the nervous system to cognitive neuroscience.  Students interested in medical school, graduate school in neuroscience, or health-related fields and just interested in the brain are encouraged to take the minor.  This is a science-oriented minor and so students should expect that there will be an expectation of a basic understanding of biology and chemistry even at the introductory level.  

Students should check with their major advisor about whether classes in the minor can also count in the major.  In the College of Arts and Sciences, courses cannot be double-counted across the minor and the major.  

Application. Students must complete an application and qualify for the Neuroscience Minor. Applications can be submitted any time after the completion of 30 credit hours at USC. Normally, students will be expected to have at least a 3.3 grade point average at USC. Applications will be evaluated by a co-directors of the Neuroscience minor and they will be judged on overall academic merit. Application forms can be obtained from the Departments of Psychology and Biological Sciences or downloaded below. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Undergraduate Affairs, College of Arts and Sciences ; Flinn Hall, Suite 110 ; University of South Carolina.

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