Department of Biology
Dr. Valerie Haftel
Neuroscience, the scientific study of the brain and its functions, is a field on the frontier of science. Neuroscientists study such issues as the molecular and cellular basis of neuronal function, nervous system structure, how systems of neurons process information, the way in which functions are represented in the brain, the evolutionary development of the nervous system, neural correlates of behavior, and mechanisms of nervous system disorders. The neuroscience minor at Morehouse College was designed to encourage students to approach their studies of human behavior from an inter-disciplinary perspective. Completing a minor in neuroscience distinguishes you for having pursued your interest in the sciences beyond the courses and electives required for your major. Training in neuroscience will be useful for many careers in the 21st century, including:
Neuroscience Minor Requirements
Students in any major and in any division are encouraged to pursue a minor in the neurosciences. To minor in neuroscience, you must complete 17 hours, consisting of the following courses: BIO 112, BIO 123/PSY123, BIO 317, PSY 460, and one elective. In addition, students must take one advanced laboratory class (e.g., 317L), or 461)
Neuroscience is a booming field and there are many ways to get connected. Try these for a start.
- GO to a neuroscience talk
GSU Brains and Behavior Program
- READ a neuroscience paper
- TALK to one of your neuroscience professors:
Dr. Larry Blumer
Dr. Valerie Haftel
Dr. Daniel Hummer
Dr. Duane Jackson
Dr. Chris Markham
- JOIN a research lab
- THINK like a scientist
Approved Neurobiology Elective Courses
BIO 316 Principles of Physiology
PSY 341 Animal Behavior
PSY 372 Learning and Memory
PSY 386 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 393 Health Psychology
- Computer Science
CSC Artificial Intelligence
Additional courses on other Atlanta campuses may substitute for electives, subject to prior approval by the Neuroscience Committee at Morehouse College.
Declaring the Minor
If you would like to declare a neuroscience minor, contact:
Dr. Valerie Haftel, Program Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
You must complete the Declaration or Change of Academic Major/Minor Form. Enrollment can be done at any time during your studies at Morehouse. The earlier, the better.
Atlanta Neuroscience Resources
Metropolitan Atlanta is home to one of the most active neuroscience research communities in the country.
Center for Behavioral Neuroscience
Centers for Disease Control
Morehouse School of Medicine
Society for Neuroscience – Atlanta Chapter
Yerkes National Primate Research
There are many student opportunities for research as part of the Atlanta Neuroscience Community.
Also, check out all the resources at the Society for Neuroscience website! www.sfn.org.