Cognitive Neuroscience Minor Core Requirements

Students are required to complete the following courses:

Basic Sciences

  • PY151 Introduction to Psychology 
  • BY140 Biology I: Inheritance, evolution and diversity 
  • BY142 Biology I Laboratory (2 credits)
  • BY160 Biology II: Cellular and Molecular Biology
  • BY162 Biology II Laboratory (2 credits)
  • CM131 General Chemistry I (4 credits)*
  • CM132 General Chemistry II (4 credits)*
  • PH141 Physics for Life Sciences I (4 credits)**
  • PH142 Physics for Life Sciences II (4 credits)**

Cognitive Neuroscience

  • BY/PY458 Cognitive Neuroscience
  • BY/PY454 Physiological Psychology ***
  • BY/PY460 Neurobiology

*CM103/105 and CM104/106 will also satisfy the chemistry requirement.
**PH131 and PH132 will also satisfy the physics requirement.
***Biology majors taking the cognitive neuroscience minor cannot use PY/BY454 as one of their biology elective courses.

Cognitive Neuroscience Minor Core Electives

Students must complete two courses from each of the following:


  • PY317 Psychology of Psychoactive Drugs 
  • BY/PY358 Animal Learning and Cognition 
  • PY/BY357 Human Cognitive Evolution 
  • BY/PY359 Perception 
  • PY360 Learning and Memory 
  • PY462 Abnormal Psychology 
  • PY463 Health Psychology 


  • BY360 Physiology 
  • BY480 Advanced Cell Biology 
  • BY214 Genetics 
  • BY310 Developmental Biology 
  • BY350 Comparative Anatomy 
  • BY471 Anatomy and Physiology I 
  • BY472 Anatomy and Physiology II