In order to provide training both in an area of specialization and in related areas of neuroscience, students are required to take at least 9 semester hours of Elective Courses. At least 6 s.h. of these elective courses must be from Elective “Menu A”; the other 3 s.h. may come from Elective Menu B and/or from Elective Menu A (see below).
Elective “Menu A” (organized according to semester offered)
- NSCI:7235:0001 Neurobiology of Disease, 3 s.h.
- BMED:5207 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology, 3 s.h.
- NSCI:6242:0001 Foundations in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience, 4 s.h.
- NSCI:6240:0001 Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience, 3 s.h.
- NSCI:5753 Developmental Neurobiology, 1 s.h. – Spring module 1
- PCOL:6207 Ion Channel Pharmacology, 1 s.h. – Spring module 2
- PCOL:5137 Neurotransmitters, 1 s.h. – Spring module 3
The additional 3 s.h. of Electives may be satisfied by coursework from the above list (“Menu A”), or by other approved electives. A representative list of such approved electives is provided below (Elective “Menu B”). New courses may be added, courses may be discontinued, changed, renamed etc., each year, and thus, this list is approximate and the actual courses offered in any given semester will need to be determined from the listings on ISIS. Selection of Elective Courses should be done in consultation with the student’s Advisor/Mentor, the Program Director, and (if necessary) the Student Advisory Committee. The elective requirement is normally satisfied prior to taking the Comprehensive Examination.
Elective “Menu B”
- BIOL:3343 / 002:124 Animal Physiology
- BIOL:2254 / 002:150 Endocrinology
- BIOL:4213 / 002:170 Bioinformatics
- BIOL:5199 / 002:215 Critical Read Biol
- CSD:2110 / 003:110 Phonetics: Theory & Applications
- CSD:2111 / 003:111 Basic Acoustics for Sp & Hrng
- CSD:4146 / 003:146 Introduction to Neurogenic Language Disorders
- CSD:6230 / 003:230 Speech Perception
- CSD:5234 / 003:234 Acquired Cognitive-Communication Disorders
- HHP:6300 / 027:314 Seminar in Motor Control
- PSY:1001 / 031:001 Elementary Psychology
- PSY:3320 / 031:163 Abnormal Psychology
- PSY:5610 / 031:220 Proseminar in Cognition and Perception
- PSY:6250 Neurobiology of Drug Addiction & Stress
- PSY:7150 / 031:280 Current Topics
- MICR:5218 / 061:218 Microscopy of Biomedical Research
- PATH:5260 Translational Histopathology
- GENE:6200 / 127:200 Genetics Topics
- NSCI:7301 / 132:301 Directed Study in Neuroscience
- NSCI:5365 / 132:365 Seminar: Neuropsychology and Neuroscience (“Morning Meeting”)
(same as PSY:5365 / 031:365; NEUR:5365 / 064:365)
- STAT:6300 / 22S:195 Probability and Stochastic Processes I
- MCB:6215 / 142:215 Transcription RNA
- MCB:6217 / 142:217 Mouse models/cancer
- MCB:6220 / 142:220 Mechanism of Cellular Organization
- MCB:6225 / 142:225 Growth Factor Receptor
All students register for NSCI:6265 / 132:265 Neuroscience Seminar and NSCI:7305 / 132:305 Neuroscience Research each semester until they reach the minimum number of semester hours needed to graduate (72 s.h.). Once 72 s.h. is reached, students must register for NSCI:6265 / 132:265 Neuroscience Seminar each semester until they graduate.