Graduate Program in Neuroscience

Approved Electives

All Neuroscience students must take a total of at least 10 credits of elective courses.

During the first year, most students should enroll for only the required core courses; if a first-year student is interested in taking an elective course that will not be offered during his/her second year, the student should inform the Neuroscience office or the Directors through the google form below.

Students may also petition the directors for permission to use a course which is not listed below, but which has been determined to be useful towards their dissertation work. All petitions must be in writing (email is acceptable) and documentation of the approval will placed in the student’s file. An email to the Neuro office cc’ing your advisor for any courses not listed will suffice as a petition.

All students submit elective plans to the Neuro Admin office before the beginning of Autumn quarter.  Any updates must be sent to the Neuro office throughout the year.

Your elective plan is simply discussing with your advisor, which electives courses will best fit your needs and then filling out our Google Form for approval: Elective plan Submission

Full Core Electives Listing: 16-17 Core Electives

AMATH 422/522: Computational Modeling of Biological Systems

AMATH 533 / CSE 529: Neural Control of Movement: A Computational Perspective

BIOEN 498 B: Neural Engineering

BIOL 418: Biological Clocks and Rhythms

BIOL 429: Models in Biology

BIOL 580 C & D Seminar in Physiology

BIOST 517: Applied Biostatistics I

BIOST 518: Applied Biostatistics II

BIOST 517 or permission of instructor.

CONJ 532: Signal Transduction: From the Cell to the Nucleus

CONJ 534: Selected Problems in Nervous System Development

CONJ 541: Molecular Biology of Cellular Processes

CONJ 542: Development

CONJ 556: Drug Addiction: Mechanisms, Prevention and Treatment

CSE 599E: Introduction to Brain Computer Interfacing

NEURO 528: Computational Neuroscience

NEURO 541: Neuroendocrinology

NEURO 545: Quantitative Methods in Neuroscience

NEURO 548: Molecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Plasticity

NEURO 549: Molecular Basis of Neurodegenerative Disease

NEURO550: Biophysics of Calcium Signaling

NEURO 552: Synaptic Integration

NEURO 554: Motor Learning: Cellular and Network Mechanisms

NEURO 556: Axon Pathfinding Mechanisms

NEURO 557: Ion Channel Gating

PHCOL 512: Neuropharmacology

PHCOL 529: Ion Channel Pharmacology

CONJ 501, 502, 503 or permission of instructor.

PHCOL 530: Neuronal Signaling Pathways

PHCOL 531: Genetic Analysis of Signaling Systems

PHCOL 534: Molecular Basis

PHCOL 537: Molecular Neurobiology of the Cell Membrane

PSYCH 408: Mechanisms of Animal Behavior

PSYCH 420: Drugs and Behavior

PSYCH 421: Neural Basis of Behavior

PSYCH 426: Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

PSYCH 504: Core Concepts in Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYCH 538B: Introduction to Programming for the Behavioral Sciences

PSYCH 541: Advances in Animal Behavior

PSYCH 542: Advances in Behavioral Neuroscience

PSYCH 551: Seminar in Animal Behavior

PSYCH 552: Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

SPHSC 594: Capturing Brain Dynamics: A Combined Neuroscience and Engineering

UCONJ510: Introductory Laboratory Based Biostatistics

UCONJ 524: Developmental Neurobiology