Neuroscience (co-major)


No specific degree is designated for this co-major. Students select another major at Miami (receiving the degree designation of that major) and choose Neuroscience as a second major.

What is Neuroscience (co-major)?

Neuroscience is the study of nerve cells, how they are organized into a functional nervous system, and the role of the nervous system in behavior and cognition. The co-major is multidisciplinary, including coursework in biology, psychology, chemistry and statistics.

What are the features of Miami’s program?


The term "co-major" indicates that students must be concurrently enrolled in and must complete another major at Miami University. This co-major complements the primary major, which provides significant depth and breadth in an academic discipline.

What are the special admission requirements, if any?

Students in the co-major must also be enrolled in, and complete, a primary major.

What courses would I take?

A required introductory neuroscience seminar is usually taken in the spring of the first year. Other core courses include introductory biology, cell biology, biopsychology, and physiology. In addition to a year of chemistry and statistics, advanced neuroscience courses in biology and psychology are taken.

What can I do with this major?

The Neuroscience co-major provides a basic framework for students planning advanced work at the graduate level. This curriculum will ensure a strong foundation in neuroscience along with a methodological and statistical mastery (one year of statistics) that is often lacking in neuroscience education at the undergraduate level.

Who can I contact for more information?

Center for Neuroscience and Behavior
Kathleen Killian
260 Pearson Hall
Oxford, OH 45056