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Example of a "Typical" Neuroscience Program Curriculum

Fall Semester - 1st Year

GS604  Graduate Student Research Opportunities - 0 credits

GS612  Biomedical Sciences Laboratory Rotations (1st Rotation) – 2 credits

GS616  Foundations of Molecular and Cellular Biology – 4 credits

GS892  Presentation and Analysis of Scientific Literature: Journal Club – 1 credit

MPHP602  Principles of Biostatistics – 3 credits

N631  Topics in Neuroscience (suggested, begins later) – 1 credit                                       

Spring Semester - 1st Year

GS612  Biomedical Sciences Laboratory Rotations (2nd Rotation) – 2 credits

GS612  Biomedical Sciences Laboratory Rotations (3rd Rotation) - 2 credits

N617  Methods in Neuroscience Research (suggested) - 2 credits

N601  Neuroscience (with neuroanatomy lab) - 3 credits        

Fall Semester - 2nd Year

GS637  Responsible Conduct of Scientific Research - 2credits

N610  Topics in Developmental Neuroscience – 2 credits

N616  Topics in Vision I (even years) – 2 credits

N619  Neurobiology of Disease (odd years) - 2 credits   

N620  Advanced Topics in Receptors and Cell Signaling – 2 credits

N623  Systems Neuroscience – 3 credits

N629 Scientific Writing in Neuroscience - 1 credit 

Spring Semester - 2nd Year

N602  Cell Physiology of Excitable Cells - 2 credits  

N618  Topics in Vision II (by arrangement) - 2 credits

N627  Grant Writing in Neuroscience - 3 credits

N628  Neurobiology of Addiction (by arrangement) - 2 credits

N635 Neurophysiology Methods (by arrangement) – 2 credits

N653  Topics in Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (by arrangement) - 2 credits

Summer - End of 2nd Year

Qualifying Exam  

 3rd Year to completion

N700 Research in Neuroscience


Prospective Nanocourses

Advanced Microscopy              Next Generation Sequencing Analysis

Stem Cell Biology                      The Gut-Brain Connection and Your Microbiome

Behavioral Analysis in Rodents