Translational Sensory Science Minor

What is the Translational Sensory Science Minor?

All funded NRT trainees are required to complete the graduate minor in Translational Sensory Science as part of their participation in the NRT training program. The Translational Sensory Science minor emphasizes developing a core expertise in sensory science, learning how sensory science can be applied to solve problems related to sensory loss, and getting exposed to new academic fields outside of the trainee's major program of coursework. The minor is composed of two key parts:

  1. The keystone of the minor is GCC 5022, The human experience of sensory loss. This course is taught collaboratively by multiple UMN faculty and combines a basic background in sensory science with an emphasis on sensory loss and applications of sensory science.

  2. The rest of the minor is three additional courses that must be outside of a trainee's home department and related in some way to sensory science. A list of pre-approved courses for the minor is available on this page.

Pre-approved Courses

Below is a list of pre-approved courses for the minor. Other courses may be eligible as well, pending approval by the directors of the program.

  • BMEN 8101 - Biomedical Digital Signal Processing
  • CSCI 5521 - Pattern Recognition
  • CSCI 5561 - Computer Vision
  • CSCI 5801 - Software Engineering I
  • KIN 5941 - Clinical Movement Neuroscience
  • OTOL 8234 - Temporal Bone Dissection
  • PSY 5031W - (Visual) Perception
  • PSY 5065 - Functional Imaging
  • PSY 5037 - Psychology of Hearing
  • PSY 8041 - Proseminar in Perception
  • SLHS 5803 - Cochlear Implants
  • SLHS 5808 - Hearing Disorders