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 contact the Neuroscience office or the Directors.
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 sending them to the Neuro office.
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