Application process

Each student must first be accepted for admission to the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. Please review the Requirements tab for the detailed pre-requisites, core, and elective courses prior to submitting an application from the button below. At the end of the online application you will be able to submit the name of your faculty reference, and send them the URL for them to complete an online recommendation form on your behalf. No additional reference letter is required.

The application deadline for the NEU Minor is usually October 1, but we are currently doing rolling admissions since there is still room in the program. Students will be accepted within two weeks of the deadline after receiving your application and faculty reference. A committee of neuroscience faculty will review applications and notify students in time to register for the spring semester courses. NEU 200: Introductory Neuroscience is only available in Spring semesters. Once accepted, the Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Minor will be added to your Advisement Report (AR) in your WINGS account.

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Retention in the UWL Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Minor will be based on the following criteria:

  • Cumulative University GPA no lower than 3.00 (4.0 scale)
  • Grades of "C" or better in BIO 105, PSY 100, and NEU 200
  • Grades of "C" or better in all courses in the minor, including electives, to complete the minor

Failure to meet any one of the retention criteria requires the student to be on probationary status. If the student does not meet all criteria for two consecutive semesters, the student will be removed from the minor and encouraged to declare the Program Option or equivalent in their UWL college.

For further information or to set up an advising appointment, please contact: 

Ryan A. McKelley, Ph.D., LP, HSP 
Program Coordinator, Neuroscience Interdisciplinary Minor
Psychology Department
335 Graff Main Hall, UW-La Crosse  
La Crosse, WI. 54601  
Office 608.785.6879 
Fax 608.785.8441