May 22, 2018
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These degree requirements are subject to periodic revision by the academic department, and the College reserves the right to make exceptions and substitutions as judged necessary in individual cases. Therefore, the College strongly urges students to consult regularly with their major advisor and CLAS advisor to confirm the best plans of study before finalizing them.
- This is an on-campus program.
Declaring This Minor
To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- A minor in Behavioral Cognitive Neuroscience requires the completion of 15 semester hours with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course.
- At least 9 upperdivision semester credit hours (3000 4000 level courses) must be taken from CU Denver faculty.
- The minimum grade for any single course in the minor is C-.
- Overall minimum GPA is 2.0 in these courses.
- None of these courses can be taken on a Pass/Fail basis. They must receive a final letter grade.
Take all of the following courses:
- PSYC 1000 - Introduction to Psychology I
- PSYC 2220 - Biological Basis of Behavior
Take one of the following Cognitive Neuroscience courses:
- PSYC 3144 - Human Cognition
- PSYC 3205 - Human Development I: Child Psychology
- PSYC 3222 - Principles of Learning and Behavior
- PSYC 3305 - Abnormal Psychology
- PSYC 3810 - Neuropsychology
Take one of the following Behavioral Neuroscience courses:
- PSYC 3104 - Behavioral Genetics
- PSYC 3254 - Introduction to Animal Behavior
- PSYC 3262 - Health Psychology
- PSYC 3263 - Hormones and Behavior
- PSYC 3265 - Drugs, Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 3724 - Developmental Psychobiology
- PSYC 3822 - Aging, Brain and Behavior
- PSYC 3832 - Neural Basis of Learning
- PSYC 4054 - Behavioral Neuroscience
- PSYC 4164 - Psychology of Perception
- BIOL 4165 - Neurobiology
Take one additional course from either the Cognitive Neuroscience or Behavioral Neuroscience lists
If a student is a Psychology major (either a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science), their PSYC 1000 and PSYC 2220 courses do not count toward this minor. Additionally, if a student is a Bachelor of Science Psychology major, the PSYC 4054 course does not count toward this minor. As a substitution, for these courses Psychology (B.A.) majors must take an additional 2 courses from either the Cognitive Neuroscience and/or Behavioral Neuroscience category lists above. For B.S. in Psychology majors, an additional 3 courses from these lists must be taken to substitute for PSYC 1000, 2220 and 4054. Courses counted toward this minor cannot also be used to fulfill a Psychology major core requirement, including an upper division Psychology elective core.
Thus, to fulfill this minor a nonPsychology major must successfully complete a total of 5 courses, including PSYC 1000, 2220 and 3 of the upper division courses from the 2 lists above, with at least one course from each of the lists.
Psychology majors must complete a total of 5 courses from the two lists above with a minimum of 1 from each category. None of the 5 courses used toward the minor can also be used toward their Psychology major requirements.
Students can take both PSYC 4054 Behavioral Neuroscience and BIOL 4165, but only one can count toward this minor.