Minor in Neuroscience
Neuroscience is an academic discipline which seeks to understand how neural systems give rise to thought and behavior. In many ways, neuroscience embodies the liberal arts experience since it draws on techniques and findings from several academic fields including biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and psychology. The Neuroscience minor at UNC Asheville exposes students to this breadth by requiring a certain number of upper-level courses for the minor to be completed in departments outside of the student's home major. Many students will find a Neuroscience minor relevant preparation for medical or graduate programs.
Students must complete at least 21 hours for the minor distributed as follows:
- BIOL 136 (spring only course)
- CHEM 111, 132
- NEUR 216 (cross listed with PYSC 216)
- 1 hour from NEUR 480 (spring only course - recommended junior or senior spring semester)
- 9 hours selected from a list of elective courses - at least 6 hours must be at the 300-400 level and must be outside the student’s major department
Prerequisites for some of the elective courses may increase the total number of hours.
Some electives are outlined in the catalog. Check with the director of the Neuroscience program for additional non-catalog electives available.
University-wide minimum requirements for a minor:
1) one-half of the hours required for a minor must be completed in residence at UNC Asheville, to include at least 6 hours at the 300-400 level 2) students must have a cumulative grade-point average of at least 2.0 on minor courses taken at UNC Asheville.
Learn more about the Neuroscience faculty at UNC Asheville, the classes they teach, and their research interests.
Angel Kaur, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, Director of Neuroscience
Research Interest: cellular and molecular neurobiology, neurodegeneration
Classes Taught: NEUR178, NEUR216, NEUR480, Neuropharmacology, Cell and Molecular Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neuroscience in Film
Pat Foo, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology
Research Interest: perception, navigation, coordination
Classes Taught: NEUR216, NEUR362, NEUR480
Laura Jones, Ph.D., M.S., NCC
Assistant Professor of Health and Wellness Promotion
Research Interest: neurophysiology of mental health and counseling
Classes Taught: NEUR480, Stress Management and Biofeedback
Jason Wingert, Ph.D., PT
Associate Professor of Health and Wellness Promotion
Research Interest: balance, proprioception, and aging
Classes Taught: NEUR480, HWP294 Human Physiology