1st-Year Curriculum

First Year Core:

Students are expected to register for 12-16 credit hours each semester.

During the first semester all students will be required to take:

Course Number  Course Name Credits
GCLS 503 Cell Biology 3
NEUS 501 Foundations of Neuroscience I 3
NEUS 506 Research Rotations 3-6
Elective 2-3
NEUS 595 Seminar in Neuroscience 1

Students who enter the program without a foundation in Biochemistry (3-4 credit hours at the 300 level) or General/Organic Chemistry may be asked to take GCLS 501 (Biochemistry) their first semester in lieu of an elective.

 

During the second semester, students will be required to take:

Course Number Course Name  Credits
NEUS 403 either Human Neuroanatomy 3
NEUS 483 or Mammalian Neuroanatomy 4
NEUS 502 Foundations of Neuroscience II 3
NEUS 506 Research rotations 3-6
Elective 2-3
NEUS 595 Seminar in Neuroscience 1

 

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.