Neuroscience is a field of study devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. 

The major goal of our program is to provide a strong foundation in all disciplines of neuroscience. With this foundation in place, students train to be able to carry out meaningful and significant research in all areas of modern neuroscience. The program provides an appreciation of the importance of all levels of organization, from genetics and molecular approaches to behavioral and physiological aspects, with an understanding of how basic neuroscience research is key to finding treatments for neurobehavioral pathologies and translating this information to the clinic.

Educational Objectives and Goals

Hours Requirement for MS Students:

  • Introduction to Neuroscience I & II (10 hours)
  • Clinical Neuroscience or approved elective (3 hours)
  • Research in the laboratory of Neuroscience Program faculty (6 hours)

Hours Requirement for PhD Students:

  • Students must pass the preliminary exam and be admitted to candidacy
  • Introduction to Neuroscience I & II (10 hours)
  • Clinical Neuroscience or approved elective (3 hours)
  • Thesis research completed in the laboratory of Neuroscience Program faculty

GPA Standard: All students must achieve a B (3.0) or higher.

Certification of Completion for MS students: The Neuroscience Program Director will certify completion of the requirements for the Concentration.

Certification of Completion for PhD Students: The Chair of the student’s dissertation committee will certify completion of the requirements for the Concentration – requires signature of Program Director for final approval.