Neuroscience Minor

Department of Psychology and Neuroscience

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Davie Hall, CB# 3270

(919) 843-0174

Kelly Giovanello, Director of Neuroscience Minor

Donald T. Lysle, Chair

Regina M. Carelli, Associate Chair

Karen Gil, Associate Chair

Jeannie Loeb, Director of Undergraduate Studies

Desiree Griffin, Director of Undergraduate Advising

Kaitlin Blakemore, Student Services Manager

Christopher Coffey, Undergraduate Instructional Program Coordinator

The minor is open to all students, including psychology majors. However, students should note that they are limited to no more than 45 credit hours within a specific department. Students must earn a grade of C or better in at least four of the five courses.

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In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must:

  • take at least nine hours of their minor course requirements at UNC–Chapel Hill
  • earn a minimum of 12 hours of C or better in the minor (some minors require more)

For more information, please consult the degree requirements section of the catalog.

Core Requirements
PSYC 175Introduction to Neuroscience (with a grade of C or better)3
Four courses distributed over at least two academic departments, selected from the following lists:12
Biopsychology 1, H
Sensation and Perception H
Abnormal Psychology H
Drugs and Human Behavior
Introduction to Cognitive Science
Animal Behavior
Advanced Biopsychology
Advanced Biopsychology Laboratory H
Clinical Psychopharmacology
History of Neuroscience
Functional Neuroanatomy
Neural Connections: Hands on Neuroscience
Advanced Perceptual Processes
Molecular Mechanisms of Memory
Neurobiology of Aging
Neuroscience, Society, and the Media
Neuroeconomics and the Science of Consequence
Cognitive Neuroscience
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Evolution and Development of Biobehavioral Systems
The General Linear Model in Psychology H
Evolutionary Psychology
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy and Physiology
Animal Behavior
Biological Physics
Introduction to Neurobiology
Comparative Physiology
Behavioral Neuroscience
Behavioral Endocrinology
Mathematical and Computational Models in Biology
Biomedical Engineering:
Systems Neuroscience 1
Introduction to Biological Chemistry H
Computer Science:
Exercise and Sport Science:
Neuromuscular Control and Learning
First Course in Differential Equations H
Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences I
Mathematical Methods for the Physical Sciences II
Linear Algebra for Applications
Mathematical and Computational Models in Biology
Mathematical Modeling in the Life Sciences
Introduction to Numerical Analysis
Linear Algebra
Biological Physics
Statistics and Operations Research:
Foundations of Decision Sciences
Stochastic Modeling
Methods of Data Analysis
Advanced Methods of Data Analysis
Machine Learning
Total Hours15

Honors version available. An honors course fulfills the same requirements as the nonhonors version of that course. Enrollment and GPA restrictions may apply.

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