Electives

At least 8 Elective credit hours must be obtained in 500-level graded courses. Electives are subject to approval by the Director of Graduate Studies (DGS).
Course Number Course Name Course Description Credits
NEUS 524 Neuroscience of Addiction This course focuses on the mechanisms underlying addiction. Covers the anatomy, circuitry, and signaling of reward and motivated behaviors. This class will also address the neuropsychopharmacology of all major classes of abused drugs. 2
NEUS 525 Molecular and Cellular Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative Diseases Molecular, cellular and physiological mechanisms underlying neuropathology in neurodegenerative diseases and trauma to the central and peripheral nervous system of humans 2
PSCH 545 Multivariate Analysis The statistical analysis of functional relationships among two or more variables; multivariate regression, canonical correlation, discriminant analysis, multivariate analysis of variance, principal components, factor analysis, logistic regression, cluster analysis. 3
PSCH 562 Neural Basis of Learning and Memory Theory and research on the anatomical, electrophysiological and chemical bases of learning and memory in humans and other animals. 3
PSCH 565 Advanced Cognitive Neuroscience Empirical data and theories of the neural basis of cognitive processes; attention, memory, language, executive control of behavior 3
PSCH 566 Neural Basis of Motivation Review of empirical data and theories concerning the physiological basis of motivational processes in animals and humans 3
PSCH 568 Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience Current research issues and studies in Behavioral Neuroscience are discussed in terms of methodology and theory. Topic to be announced each semester 1-4

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