Behavioral Neuroscience Minor
Behavioral neuroscience combines biology, chemistry, computer science, philosophy and psychology to understand the interaction of brain processes and complex behaviors in both humans and animals. The behavioral neuroscience minor at Saint Joseph's University is the first step if you are interested in professional, academic or research careers in neuroscience, medicine, neuropsychology, pharmaceuticals, veterinary medicine and/or animal science.
The coursework will advance your understanding of nervous systems and their impact on behavior. Customize your study with two core courses and four electives.
The minor focuses on the values and ethical standards relevant to this important field. As such, the capstone course has been designated a service-learning course. This means you will spend part of the class on campus, and part engaging directly with community partners.
Students are also encouraged to conduct neuroscience-related research for credit as one of their elective courses.
With this rich experience, you'll will emerge with an understanding of this broad field and the training and background necessary to pursue advanced study of behavioral neuroscience.