Undergraduate Certificate in Neuroscience

Introduction

The Neuroscience Certificate encourages undergraduate students at the University of Colorado (Boulder) to take courses in basic science while providing a means to specialize in neurosciences. Since this area of the biological sciences is cross-disciplinary, interdepartmental course selection is possible and encouraged. Applicants must satisfy the requirements of: 1) the parent department of their major, 2) their college's core curriculum, and 3) the Neuroscience Certificate. They then receive an undergraduate degree in their parent department with certification in neuroscience. Award of the Certificate appears on your CU transcript.

Benefits of the Certificate

What do you gain by getting a Certificate in Neuroscience? Although the Certificate is not equivalent to a major, it does demonstrate that you have completed an academic program beyond the major and one which demonstrates that you have interdisciplinary breadth in neuroscience. Given the requirements and standards set for the Certificate, its award also demonstrates that you are among a select group of of highly motivated undergraduates at CU, Boulder. You can and should cite this award in your resumé.

Getting Started

If you are interested in applying for a Neuroscience Certificate, it is a simple process. Please fill out the online application form. You can apply before you fulfill the requirements for the Certificate.

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