The mission of the Neuroscience Minor at the College of Charleston is to provide an environment of academic excellence in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience. We will promote the integration of interdisciplinary academic pursuits that foster intellectual independence and student-faculty collaborative research in neuroscience. Our course offerings, research programs and faculty composition are centered on the needs of students. We maintain a strong emphasis on undergraduate research as a major component of a science education, consisting of a combination of experimental and theoretical/computational neuroscience in various specialized subfields of classical and contemporary neuroscience. Our faculty maintain strong ties to professional organizations and journals in the discipline. We strive to serve the greater Charleston community through activities including outreach to pre-college students and to the general public.
Credit Hours: 24-26
3-4 credit hours from the minor can be applied towards the student’s major.
Two of the following general electives (plus pre-requisites): 6-8 credit hours*
*The two electives must be taken outside the declared major in order to fulfill the interdisciplinary nature of the minor. At least one of these electives must be offered by the Department of Biology or Department of Psychology.