Neuroscience B.S. Program
This multidisciplinary major integrates courses from four departments: biology, chemistry, health sciences, and psychology. Two tracks of this major are available. Track A (General) is designed to provide students with a broader and more flexible background. Track B (Graduate Preparation) provides a more focused academic background with opportunities to develop skills so that they can successfully compete for neuroscience-related jobs in the private and public sectors, or admission to graduate or professional schools. The major consists of 25 (Track A) or 10 (Track B) credit hours of electives from courses in biology, health sciences, and/or psychology. A minimum of 12 credit hours of chemistry will also be required. A total of 6 credits of directed research (NSC 496) can be used toward this degree.
Neuroscience M.S. & Ph.D. Programs
The program follows a mentorship model, whereby each student will work closely with his or her mentor. Students will design a program of study which best fits their interests and needs, selecting most of their courses in close consultation with their mentor. Most of the coursework will be taken in the first two years, with minimal requirements of two courses in statistics/research methods, a year-long core course in neuroscience, and a neuroscience seminar each semester. In addition, all students will do a practicum or internship that associates their bench research with clinical applications. The predominant philosophy of the program will be its emphasis on applied research, which will be conducted each year, but with a special emphasis on the third and fourth year when students prepare a publishable major paper and dissertation, respectively.