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Degree Requirements

Neuroscience (PhD)

Year 1 (61 QH)

Required

  • GIGP 500 IGPBS 1st Year Research Rotations (32 QH)
  • GIGP 501 Molecular and Cellular Biology I (5 QH)
  • GIGP 502 Molecular and Cellular Biology II (5 QH)
  • GIGP 503B, C, D & E Systems Lectures (4 QH)
  • GIGP 507 Art of Scientific Presentation (2 QH)
  • GIGP 508 Ethics and Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 509 Biostatistics (1 QH)
  • GIGP 510 Computer Applications in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 512 Neuroscience (5 QH)
  • GIGP 516 Physiology for Neuro-Pharm Research (3 QH)
  • GIGP 518 Writing Skills (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)

Year 2 (54-64 QH)

Required

  • GCMP 601 Neuropharmacology I (1 QH)
  • GCMP 602 Neuropharmacology II (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • GNSC 504 Neuroscience Seminar (1 QH)*
  • GNSC 553 Neuroscience Journal Club (1 QH)*
  • GNSC 570 Neuroscience Teaching Assist. (3 QH)*
  • GNSC 599 Pre-Candidacy Research Activities (40-48 QH)
  • GNSC 505 Human Brain Dissection (1 QH)*
  • GNSC 600 Neurophysiology (2 QH)
  • GNSC 605 Techniques in Microscopy (1 or 2 QH)*
  • GNSC 606 Neurodegeneration (1 QH)
  • GNSC 607 Neuronal Signaling (2 QH)

Neuropharmacology Courses -
The following courses replace the courses indicated by an asterisk (*)
for students in the Neuropharmacology Track. The original courses may
be taken as electives by the Neuropharmacology students, and the
courses below as electives by the traditional Neuroscience students, if desired:

  • GCMP 502 Journal Club in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (1 QH)
  • GCMP 509 Seminars in Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology (1 QH)
  • GCMP 605 Pharmacology Core (6 QH)
  • GCMP 700 Teaching in Pharmacology (1 QH)

Years 3 and 4 (43-51 QH per year)

Required

  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • GNSC 504 Neuroscience Seminar (1 QH)*
  • GNSC 553 Neuroscience Journal Club (1 QH)*
  • Students will choose between the following two options:
    GNSC 599 Pre-Candidacy Research Activities (40-48 QH)
    or GNSC 699 Post-Candidacy Doctoral Research Activities (40-48 QH)

Neuroscience (MS)

Year 1 (49-57 QH)

Required

  • GIGP 507 Art of Scientific Presentation (2 QH)
  • GIGP 508 Ethics and Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 509 Biostatistics (1 QH)
  • GIGP 510 Computer Applications in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 518 Writing Skills (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • GNSC 504 Neuroscience Seminar (1 QH)
  • GNSC 553 Neuroscience Journal Club (1 QH)
  • GNSC 599 Pre-Candidacy Research Activities (40-48 QH)

Years 2 and 3 (43-51 QH)

Required

  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • GNSC 504 Neuroscience Seminar (1 QH)
  • GNSC 553 Neuroscience Journal Club (1 QH)
  • GNSC 599 Pre-Candidacy Research Activities (40-48 QH)