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College of Arts & Sciences
The Neuroscience Minor Program

Description and Application for the Neuroscience Minor

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.  

Jessica Green ( and Deanna Smith ( are the co-Directors of the Neuroscience minor and can be contacted via email with any questions about the minor requirements. 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.  


We have now transitioned to an online application for the Neuroscience Minor. To submit the application form you must be signed in to your U of SC Office365 account (the same account you use to access your email or OneDrive through your web browser). If you are not currently signed in to your account you will be prompted to log in when you click the link below to access the application form. 

Applications can be submitted any time after the completion of 30 credit hours at U of SC (the 30 hr minimum does not include any AP or transfer credits). Students will be expected to have at least a 3.3 grade point average at U of SC. Applications will be evaluated by the co-directors of the Neuroscience Minor based on overall academic merit, incuding a short (max. 500 words) personal statement: "Why are you interested in pursuing a Minor in Neuroscience?" You should prepare your statement in a separate document and copy and paste the text into the appropriate box on the application form. 

Neuroscience Minor Online Application Form