Departments & Programs
Psychological and Brain Sciences
A student may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. Through course work and lab experiences in this interdisciplinary certificate program, students will develop an in-depth understanding in neuroscience, from the cellular and molecular bases of nervous system function, to a systems-level approach to the study of brain-behavior relationships.
Students must complete a minimum of nine courses (three required basic courses, three advanced neuroscience courses, two labs, one elective) for a minimum total of 24 credit hours. Students must complete each course required for the certificate with a grade of C– or higher, with an overall GPA of 2.000 for all certificate courses. Students completing a major in Neuroscience are not eligible to complete this certificate.
Required Basic Courses
Complete all three:
- PSY-P 101 or P106 or P155
- PSY-P 346 (or P326)
- BIOL-L 112 or H 112
Advanced Neuroscience Courses
Complete any three courses from the following:
- PSY-P 337, P 349, P 406, P 407, P 409, P 410, P 411, P 423, P 437, P 441, P 444, P453, P457 (any topic with P326 or P346 as a prerequisite), P466, P467, P469, P470
- BIOL-L 410 (approved seminars)
- COGS-Q 301
- PHYS-P 317
Any two from the following:
- PSY-P 426 or P 433
- An approved lab experience with enrollment in an appropriate departmental research course such as PSY-P 493 or P 494 or P 499, BIOL-L 490, CHEM-C 409, PHYS-S 406, SPHS-S 480
Any one from the options below. Note that some of the elective courses have prerequisites that are not included in the "Required Basic Courses" listed above.
- ANAT-A 464
- BIOL-L 111, L211, L311, L312, L317, L321, L331, P451, Z466
- CHEM-C 101-C121, C102-C122, C103, C117, C118, C341, C342, C343, C344, C483, C485
- PHSL-P 416 or P417
- PSY-P 303 or P329