The undergraduate Certificate Program in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program requiring 20 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 to not count.
Most courses required by the Certificate Program in Neuroscience 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.
To apply and begin working on the Certificate Program in Neuroscience, complete an enrollment form and turn it
or BIOL 1012
or BIOL 1102
|Introductory Biology: From Molecules to Organisms*
|PSYCH 2211||Introduction to Biological Psychology|
|MATH 1320||Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|PSYCH 2201||Psychological Statistics|
|SOC 3220||Social Statistics|
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 of the research (e.g., at the UM-St. Louis Neuroscience seminar or the Undergraduate Research Symposium).
*BIOL 1831 is strongly recommended, especially for those considering taking BIOL 4822 Introduction to Neurosciences towards their Neuroscience Certificate (BIOL 1831 is a prerequisite for BIOL 4822)