Designed for students in related major fields and those interested in pursuing a career in the allied health professions, the neuroscience minor at Rollins combines courses in biology, psychology, and philosophy for an integrated study of how the brain functions and the biological contributions to behavior.
You’ll explore a range of topics—from cellular biology and language to evolution and genetics—as you delve into a variety of topical and methodological perspectives. A powerful complement to majors in biology, biochemistry/molecular biology, marine biology, or psychology, the study of neuroscience opens doors to careers in clinical work, audiology, research, occupational therapy, and more.
Steven St. John, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Research interests: Behavioral and neural regulation of feeding and drinking behavior; the plasticity of the nervous system to change with age and experience
Bobby Fokidis, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Research interests: Exploring the hormonal and neural links between energy status and animal behavior, particularly in a changing environment
Jay Pieczynski, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biology
Research interests: Dynamics of microtubules and microtubule motor proteins in cell signaling and behavior
Jennifer Queen, PhD
Associate Professor of Psychology
Research interests: Cognitive science of learning in college students; how the mind/brain receives, stores, and uses information; the memory for spoken language