Program Curriculum

Required Courses

The following courses (or their equivalents) are required of all students in the Neuroscience Program. Each student must register for at least 9 credit hours per semester to maintain status as a full-time student.

GDBBS Course Guide

Semester 1 (Fall)
IBS 526 Neuroanatomy and Systems Neuroscience 7 credits
NS 570R Neuroscience: Communication and Ethics 2 credits
NS 551 Techniques in Neuroscience 1 credit
NS 597R Laboratory Rotation 1 credit
IBS 530R Frontiers In Neuroscience Seminar 1 credit
PSI 600 Scholarly Integrity Core Class (pre-semester) 0 credits
Semester 2 (Spring)
IBS 514 Cellular, Developmental, & Molecular Neuroscience 7 credits
NS 570R Neuroscience: Communication and Ethics 2 credits
NS 597R Laboratory Rotation 2 credits
IBS 530R Frontiers In Neuroscience Seminar 1 credit

During the summer students register for the following:

— Prior to candidacy students register for NS 699R.

— Post candidacy students register for NS 799R.

— Students doing rotations register for NS 597R.

Semester 3 (Fall)
IBS 699R Advanced Graduate Research 5-9 credits*
IBS 522R Grant Writing 4 credits
IBS 530R Frontiers In Neuroscience Seminar 1 credit
TATT 600 Teaching Assistant Training and Teaching N/A
Semester 4 (Spring)
IBS 699R Advanced Graduate Research 2-6 credits*
IBS 538 Design & Analysis of Experiments** 4 credits
IBS 530R Frontiers In Neuroscience Seminar 1 credit

*the number of credits that should be chosen for IBS 699R is adjusted to make up to a total of 9 credit hours for the semester depending on other courses the student must register for.
**or other graduate Stats course after consultation with the DGS.

Additional Coursework

Students are encouraged to pursue supplemental courses that are relevant to their development as a neuroscientist, in consultation with their advisor and thesis committee.