Dec 09, 2023  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Neuroscience Minor

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Neuroscience is a diverse field that collectivity investigates the organization, development, and function of the nervous system. Neuroscience has been one of the fastest growing fields of science, seeing an exponential increase in the number of published scientific research articles, specialty journals, doctoral degrees granted, and the amount of research dollars allotted. This research focuses on topics ranging from mechanisms responsible for basic neuronal function to investigations of behavior, cognition, and neurological/psychiatric disorders. The field incorporates an array of academic disciplines, including: psychology, biology, engineering, chemistry, physics, physiology, pharmacology, and mathematics. Neuroscience is highly interdisciplinary and features an array of mixed methods to try understand the complexities of the cognition, behavior, disease, and the nervous system in general. The courses are designed to give students a strong foundational knowledge and broad exposure to the neuroscience area. This program features courses in cellular & molecular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, and cognitive neuroscience.

Please see the UNLV College of Liberal Arts  Department of Psychology web page at for information about department programs, faculty and facilities.  Degree worksheets are available at Minor in Neuroscience | Academics | University of Nevada, Las Vegas (



Please see advising information at the UNLV College of Liberal Arts Wilson Advising Center





Institution - Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities



Learning Outcomes

  •  Students will demonstrate broad knowledge of the major theories and findings from the various sub-disciplines of neuroscience.
  •  Students will be able to conduct and interpret the types of statistical analyses used in neuroscience research.
  •  Students will demonstrate an understanding of the methods of neuroscience research by proposing research studies and critiquing methods employed in neuroscience studies.

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