The undergraduate Certificate Program in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program requiring 18 credits of training in Neuroscience. The Program provides a group of related courses capped by a research experience. The Program is likely to be of particular interest to students who want to pursue graduate or professional training, but it is intended to appeal to any student interested in Neuroscience.

Courses taken for the certificate in the lower division (1000 and 2000 level) may satisfy general education requirements (that is, breadth requirements), if they are approved general education courses. Courses in the upper division (3000 level and above) may satisfy requirements for the student’s major, consistently with the major’s requirements. All required courses must be completed with a “B-“average or higher. Pass/Fail grades will not count.

Most courses required by the Neuroscience Certificate have prerequisites. Some students may satisfy prerequisites by virtue of their prior curriculum. When this is not the case, students are responsible for satisfying the prerequisites.

Prospective students should contact Sasha Williams PRIOR TO BEGINNING THE PROCESS.


(1) The two entry level courses (8 credit hours):

(2) One statistics course selected from the list below (3 credit hours):  

(3) Two elective courses (6 credit hours). At least one elective must be taken outside the student’s major: Any one of the following classes:







(4) At least 3 credits from two semesters of research experience related to neuroscience. This requires completion of a Directed Research Assistantship with a Neuroscience faculty member within any of the participating departments. The research project MUST BE APPROVED in advance by the undergraduate advisor with the assistance of a committee of Neuroscience faculty. It is expected that this research will lead to a presentation at the UM-St. Louis Neuroscience seminar, the Undergraduate Research Symposium or a similar conference outside of UMSL.