1st-Year Curriculum

Fall Curriculum

Requirement Course Number Course Name Course Description Credits
Core Course GEMS 503 Cell Biology Advanced course on fundamental aspects of cell biology; basic concepts will be integrated with key examples which span gene, protein, cell, and tissue function. 3
Core Course NEUS 501 Foundations of Neuroscience I Provides a core understanding of modern neuroscience. Focuses on topics in cell and molecular neuroscience. 3
Non-GPA Credit NEUS 506 Research Rotations Research rotation course in which first year students from the Neuroscience program will undertake research projects in laboratories affiliated with this program. 3-6
Non-GPA Credit NEUS 595 Seminar in Neuroscience Oral presentations are made by students each session on timely journal articles, followed by in-depth discussions of the reported research. Presentation of research by invited lecturers. 1

Spring Curriculum

Note: Students have two options to satisfy the Neuroanatomy Requirement: NEUS 403 (3 hrs) or NEUS 483 (4 hrs).
Requirement Course Number Course Name Course Description Credits
Neuroanatomy NEUS 403 Human Neuroanatomy Morphological organization of the nervous system. Functional correlations of neural structures. Organization of the nervous system, with an emphasis on mammals. 3
Neuroanatomy NEUS 483 Mammalian Neuroanatomy Organization of the nervous system, with an emphasis on mammals. 4
Core Course NEUS 502 Foundations of Neuroscience II A core understanding of modern neuroscience. Focus is on topics in systems, cognitive and behavioral neuroscience. 3
Non-GPA Credit NEUS 506 Research rotations Research rotation course in which first year students from the Neuroscience program will undertake research projects in laboratories affiliated with this program. 3-6
Non-GPA Credit NEUS 595 Seminar in Neuroscience Oral presentations are made by students each session on timely journal articles, followed by in-depth discussions of the reported research. Presentation of research by invited lecturers. 1

Summer Curriculum

During the summer session at the end of the first year, students will complete their research rotations (students on fellowships will register for 6 hours of NEUS 506 during the summer) and select a thesis research advisor before the start of the fall semester of the second year.