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Minor in Neuroethics

Offered by the Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology program, the Neuroethics Minor is a multidisciplinary program designed to complement any major. It provides scholarly preparation in the ethical and social implications of neuroscientific progress.

The minor requires three (3) neuroethics content courses, one (1) brain block course, and two (2) electives.

Only one (1) course for the minor can be double-counted for a college major. For example, if you are majoring in NBB, the required NBB 301 course satisfies the minor's brain block requirement, so none of your NBB electives can be counted as neuroethics foundation or elective courses.

Neuroethics Content (3 required)

  • NBB 280 Introduction to Neuroethics
  • NBB 380 Advanced Neuroethics or NBB 471 Global Neuroethics
  • NBB 480 Applied Neuroethics Seminar

Brain Block (1 required)

  • ANT 305 The Human Brain
  • NBB 301 (BIOL 360) Introduction to Neurobiology
  • NBB 302 (PSYC 353) Behavioral Neuroscience
  • NBB 424 Medical Neuropathology

Electives (2 required)

  • ANT 385 Anthropology of Biomedicine
  • ANT 385W Medical Ethics and Technology
  • HLTH 310 Defining Health: Biocultural Perspective
  • HLTH 317 Microbiome in Health and Disease
  • HLTH 385 Mind, Brain & Body
  • HLTH 411 Many Diseases, Few Causes
  • NBB 317 Human Social Neuroscience
  • NBB 410 Perception and Consciousness
  • NBB 426 Neuropharmacology and Placebo
  • NBB 471 Global Neuroethics (if not used as a Content course)
  • PSYC 207 Brain and Behavior
  • PSYC 210 Adult Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 385 Genetics of Human Behavior
  • PSYC 473 Origins of Schizophrenia

If you are certain about your interest, you may declare the minor:

Declare Your Minor  

If you’re not ready to commit but want to discuss your options, please email the program directors: