On entering the
program, all students must enroll in and
successfully complete the following courses unless
they have prior written authorization from the
Chairman to be excused. Students who enter directly
into the Ph.D. program may apply for exemption from
the 6 credits of electives. Students are not
eligible to sit the Comprehensive Examination until
these course requirements have been met. Course
requirements include a core program consisting of
at least the following:
(NRSC 500) (6 credits) Neuroscience I.
multidisciplinary course encompassing molecular and
cellular approaches to the study of nervous
systems. Emphasis on the physiology, pharmacology,
and biochemistry of excitable cells and their
synaptic interactions. Permission of Neuroscience
Chair is required. (Normally to be taken in
conjunction with Neuroscience 501.)
(NRSC 501) (6 credits) Neuroscience II.
multidisciplinary course with emphasis on the
integrative functions of the brain, behavior, and
selected neural disorders. Permission from the
Neuroscience Chair is required. (Normally to be
taken in conjunction with Neuroscience 500.)
In addition to the core
courses in Neuroscience, students must take an additional
6 credits of elective coursework at the 300 level or
above, chosen with the written approval of the supervisor.
A list of suggested courses can be found in
additional courses may be approved with permission
from the Chair of the Graduate Program in Neuroscience.
Upon application to the
Chair, students entering the Ph.D. program with extensive
background in neuroscience (M.Sc. or similar experience)
may be excused from the requirement for coursework.