This semester, UNC students are able to choose neuroscience as a major for the first time.
Students who declare the 76 or 77-hour interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science major will take classes in the Departments of Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Statistics and Operations Research, Computer Science, Psychology and Neuroscience, Exercise and Sport Science, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics and Chemistry in the College of Arts and Sciences, as well as classes in the Department of Biostatistics in the School of Public Health.
An Executive Advisory Committee will oversee the new major's progress with representatives from each of the 10 sponsoring departments. The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience will be the administering department.
“The field of neuroscience became of increasing interest to our undergraduate students, and the current demand for a neuroscience major is very high,” said Kelly Giovanello of the Psychology and Neuroscience Department.
Giovanello will run the new major as a professor and the director of curricula.