Connect with Neuroscience at UT Martin

Neuroscience Minor

Connect with Neuroscience at UT Martin

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary field that focuses on the workings and investigations of the nervous system from an anatomical, physiological, behavioral, cognitive, and computational (technological) approach. The UT Martin neuroscience minor provides a broad foundation in an extensive and developing field that benefits students interested in a variety of careers including healthcare, research, education, computer science, & the behavioral sciences.

 

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Courses

Basic Neuroscience Requirements

PSYC 1011

BIOL 130 & BIOL 1401, 2

 

NEUR 200 Introduction to Neuroscience (3-hr) (F)

NEUR 480 Seminar in Neuroscience (1-hr) (S)

8 hours from group A

3 hours from group B

Applied Neuroscience Requirements

PSYC 1011

BIOL 130 & BIOL 1401, 2

 

NEUR 200 Introduction to Neuroscience (3-hr) (F)

NEUR 480 Seminar in Neuroscience (1-hr) (S)

8 hours from group B

3 hours from group A

 

Group A: Basic Neuroscience (Biological, Chemical, and Physical Sciences):

BIOL 337 (3-hr) Cell Biology

BIOL 464-465 (1 to 2-hr) Directed Studies3, 4

BIOL 451-454 (2-hr) Research Participation3, 4

ZOOL 251 (4-hr) Human Anatomy and Physiology I

ZOOL 462 (3-hr) Neuroscience

CHEM 350 (3-hr) Medicinal Chemistry

PHY 212 (4-hr) College Physics or PHY 221 (4 -hr) University Physics

Group B: Applied Neuroscience (Cognitive, Behavioral, and Functional):

ENGL 320 (3-hr) Introduction to Linguistics

HIST 466 (3-hr) American Thought Since 1877

HPER 350 (3-hr) Motor Development and Learning Across the Lifespan

NEUR 362, 363, & 365 (1-3-hr) Special Topics in Neuroscience

NEUR 320/ Psych 320 (3-hr) Learning & Cognition

NEUR 324/ Psych 324 (1-hr) Mindfulness and Meditation

PSYC 360 (3-hr) Drugs & Behavior

NEUR 410/PSYC 410 (3-hr) Sleep and Dreams

NEUR 455 (1-6-hr) Travel Study

NEUR 460/ PSYC 460 (3-hr) Fundamentals of Clinical Neuropsychology

PSYC 470 (4-hr) Physiological Psychology

 

NOTE 1: 1 = grade of C or better
NOTE 2: 2 = BIOL 110 & 120 are acceptable, but BIOL 130 & 140 are preferred.
NOTE 3: 3 = junior or senior standing and instructor’s approval
NOTE 4: 4 = Directed Studies and Research Participation may only be used for 1 semester of credit and must be approved by a neuroscience coordinator.
NOTE 5: A grade of C or better is required for all minor courses.
NOTE 6: No more than two courses can be counted for the major, concentration, and the minor.

 

Brain Awareness

Each spring, UTM students and Drs. Gathers and Merwin participate in Brain Awareness activities. Brain Awareness Week is a worldwide initiative which promotes awareness of brain research, supported by the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives and the Society for Neuroscience.

 

This celebration of brain awareness includes two major activities. First, students, faculty members, and community members are invited to attend the Oliver Sacks Neuroscience Tribute presentation. Past speakers included, Dr. Lisa de le Mothe from Tennessee State University and Dr. Max Fletcher from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.

 

Second, under the guidance of Drs. Gathers and Merwin, UTM students present brain awareness activities to attendees at Discovery Park of America (Union City, TN). Information and activities about the brain are set up throughout the center to engage children and adults in brain-based learning activities.

Oliver Sacks Neuroscience Tribute

Brain Awareness at Discovery Park

Brain Awareness at Discovery Park

 

Brain Awareness at Discovery Park
Brain Awareness at Discovery Park

 

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