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COURSE REQUIREMENTS

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:

Neuroscience 500 (NRSC 500) (6 credits) Neuroscience I.

Comprehensive 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.)

Neuroscience 501 (NRSC 501) (6 credits) Neuroscience II.

Comprehensive 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.)

Electives (6 credits)

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 Appendix A; 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.

 


 

 

Learn more:

Handbook of
Graduate Supervision

Guidelines

Course
Requirements

Thesis

Comprehensive

Committees

Appendix

 

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Supervisory
Committee

Guide for Chairs of
Comprehensive
Examinations

Final
Defense

Memorandum
(PhD thesis approval)

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