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.
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.
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