Elective Courses

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)

Fall:

  • NSCI:7235:0001 Neurobiology of Disease, 3 s.h.
  • BMED:5207 Principles of Molecular & Cellular Biology, 3 s.h.

Spring:

  • 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.