Tracks are available in the areas of behavioral genetics, behavioral neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, environmental, population and organismic biology, integrative and applied physiology, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and speech, language, and hearing sciences.
PhD Students maintain a dual affiliation with their home department and the neuroscience program. Each student pursuing the neuroscience degree completes a set of common core courses, as well as depth requirements in neuroscience, with the remaining courses being specific to their track and home department affiliation. In addition to course requirements students must successfully pass a comprehensive exam, complete a minimum of 30 dissertation credits, and successfully defend the dissertation.
At present, all forms of financial support, including Teaching Assistantships and Research Assistantships, are awarded by the home departments. As Training Grants for Neuroscience are funded, this will change to a limited degree.
All students must first be admitted to a PhD program in a "home" department (Psychology, EPOB, MCDB, etc.). Once such students have matriculated and are in good standing with their home department, they are eligible to apply to the Neuroscience PhD program.
University of Colorado Boulder
Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program
Room D244 Muenzinger Psychology Bldg
Box 345 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309-0345