Minors

Biological Sciences Minor

Students who minor in biological sciences must complete all advanced courses (3000 level and above) through enrollment at SMU. A student may not earn minors in both biology and the health sciences, or a minor or a major in both biology and environmental science.

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Health Sciences Minor

A minor in the health sciences offers students a systematic exposure to biology and chemistry. The minor is particularly suitable for engineering and business majors who are interested in medicine, dentistry, or other biomedical careers. This interdisciplinary minor may not be selected by students majoring or minoring in the biological sciences, chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, health and society, or engineering with a biomedical specialization. Each advanced course must be taken in residence.

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Neuroscience Minor

Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system, incorporating the perspectives of several fields of study. Students will explore the relationship between the brain, the rest of the body, and the environment with respect to affect, behavior, and cognition. The disciplines of biology, psychology, and philosophy are particularly pertinent to this interdisciplinary minor. This interdisciplinary minor is well suited to biological sciences, health and society, and psychology majors, pre-health professions students or those interested in a career in neuroscience.

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