Neuroscience is a vital interdisciplinary field of training in science. Advances in cell and molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, and psychology have all contributed to the creation of this field of study. Neuroscientists work in many areas of the basic and clinical sciences. The minor has both classroom and laboratory components, which are divided into four major categories:

  1. introduction
  2. specialty areas: behavioral neuroscience and behavioral neuroscience laboratory; neurobiology
  3. electives: listed below; and
  4. capstone: seminar in neuroscience.


  • No more than 8 credits from courses required by name and number for a major can be applied toward requirements for the minor. Students must have their course of study approved by a minor adviser so that it can be tailored to their major and so that courses with variable credits will not become problematic.
Summer 2021 Research at Cornell

NeuroNex (REU) program in neuroscience.
Virtually from June 6 - August 13. Awards include $5,600 stipend and if an in-person program is a possibility, on-campus housing and a travel allowance will be included.