Graduate Certificate in Neuroscience

Requirements for Certification

Before participating in the NSci certificate, a student must first be admitted to the graduate program of any one of the participating departments: Environmental, Population, and Organismic Biology (EPOB), Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB), Psychology (PSYC), or Integrative Physiology. Students must satisfy the requirements of both the parent department and of the program in NSci. They then receive a Ph.D. in their department and certification in Neuroscience and Behavior. This Certificate requires the following graduate courses:

  • Neuroscience Methods laboratory
  • Neuroanatomy (PSYC 5263)
  • Neurochemistry or Neuropharmacology (e.g., PSYC 5062, PSYC 5132)
  • Neurophysiology or Systems Neuroscience (e.g., PSYC 5042, EPOB 5190)
  • Behavioral Neuroscience or Animal Behavior (e.g., PSYC--new course, EPOB 5240, KINE 5610)
  • Molecular Neuroscience or Molecular Genetics or Developmental Neuroscience (e.g., PSYC 5232, MCDB--new course, EPOB 5200)
  • Attendance at a weekly journal club or discussion group (Staff)
  • Attendance at neuroscience colloquia (Staff)

How to Apply

Persons interested in the NSci Certificate Program need to apply for admission through one of the participating departments. Information on the graduate program of a department and the application process can be obtained from the following sources.

For EPO Biology please contact:

Jill Skarstad, Graduate Coordinator
Department of EPO Biology
Campus Box 334
University of Colorado
Boulder, CO 80309-0334
office phone: (303) 492-7654

For Integrative Physiology please contact:

Graduate Staff Assistant
Department of Integrative Physiology
Campus Box 354
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado, 80309-0354
office phone: (303) 492-3122

For MCD Biology please contact:

Department of MCD Biology
Campus Box 347
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0347
office phone: (303) 492-7743

For Psychology please contact:

Graduate Admissions Committee
Department of Psychology
Campus Box 345
University of Colorado
Boulder, Colorado 80309-0345
office phone: (303) 492-8662