Why is there a GPA requirement? expanding section

Graduate programs where a neuroscience minor would be helpful are very competitive. Minimum GPAs to apply are often 3.0/4.0; however, actual GPAs are usually much higher. We want our minors to be able to be competitive in the applications process.

Why is there a credit limit of 60 credits to apply? expanding section

To help control the initial demand of the minor, students must have a minimum 30 earned credits (including transfer credit). At least 15 of these credits must be earned at UWL. Students with more than 60 earned credits may not be eligible to apply for admission. However, if you have already taken many of the core or elective courses through other programs of study but exceed the 60-credit limit, please apply during the application window of Sept 1 - Nov 1 or contact the Program Coordinator. If there is space available, we will review applicants on a case-by-case basis.

What are some graduate programs in neuroscience? expanding section

Graduate programs will periodically contact us with information to share with undergraduate students interested in neuroscience. Below is a list of those programs:

What are some good books to read if I want to learn more about neuroscience? expanding section
  • Calvin, William H. & George A. Ojemann (1994) Conversation with Neil's Brain: The Neural Nature of Thought & Language
  • Damasio, Antonio (1994) Descartes’ Error: Emotion, Reason, and the Human Brain
  • Eagleman, David (2017) The Brain: The Story of You
  • Marcus, Gary (2004) The Birth of the Mind: How a Tiny Number of Genes Creates the Complexities of Human Thought
  • Pinker, Steven (2009) How the Mind Works
  • Ramachandran, V.S. (2005) A Brief Tour of Human Consciousness: From Impostor Poodles to Purple Numbers
  • Saks, Oliver W. (1985) The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat
  • Springer, Sally P. & Georg Deutsch (2001) Left Brain, Right Brain: Perspectives From Cognitive Neuroscience (5th Ed)
  • Taylor, Jill B. (2006) My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey
What are some things I can do in neuroscience? expanding section
UWL alumnus Teddy Wiebold (ESS & PSY ‘16) is a Master's student at the University of Texas-Dallas in Applied Cognition & Neuroscience. Although he graduated before the NEU minor, he found his way into the field. He delivered a presentation at UWL on 9/27/2019 geared towards students interested in neuroscience. He shares cool examples of real-world applications, tips for coursework, and plans for the future. You can view his presentation, Learning with Machines, by clicking here. You can also find him on LinkedIn at www.linkedin.com/in/twml. Photo of Teddy Wiebold