Required Core Courses

Required Core Courses

Graduate students are required to complete six Neuroscience Program core courses (listed below) prior to taking the Comprehensive Examination. (On rare occasions, core courses may be completed after the Comprehensive Examination; e.g., if a course is not available in a feasible manner.) Graduate students must achieve a grade of “B” or better in core courses in order to satisfy this requirement. If a student receives a grade of less than a “B” in a core course, the course may have to be repeated or a student may have to perform remedial work as specified by the Student Advisory Committee. Based on courses undertaken prior to entering the Neuroscience Program, the Student Advisory Committee may waive some core Neuroscience course requirements for students who have been admitted with advanced standing.

Core Courses:

031:278    Principles of Neuropsychology, 3 s.h.

060:234    Medical Neuroscience, 4.s.h.

132:181    Neurophysiology, 4 s.h.

132:180    Fundamental Neurobiology, 4 s.h.

132:235    Neurobiology of Disease, 3 s.h.

132:184    Developmental Neurobiology, 3 s.h. 

156:201    Fundamentals of Gene Expression (Molecular Track) 1 s.h.**

AND

156:202    Fundamentals of Protein Regulation (Molecular Track) 1 s.h.**

AND

156:203    Fundamentals of Dynamic Cell Processes (Molecular Track) 1 s.h.**

*May be taken as a substitute for Neurophysiology

**These three five-week modules equal the required three semester hour course

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