Certificate in Neuroscience
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.
|The two entry level courses:|
|BIOL 1831||Introductory Biology: From Molecules to Organisms (MOTR BIOL 150L) 1||5|
|or BIOL 1012||General Biology (MOTR BIOL 100)|
|or BIOL 1102||Human Biology (MOTR LIFS 150)|
|PSYCH 2211||Introduction to Biological Psychology||3|
|Select one of the following statistics courses:||3|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Select two of the following: 2||6|
|Introduction to Neuroscience|
|Introduction to Artificial Intelligence|
|Introduction to Machine Learning|
|Minds, Brains, and Machines|
|Philosophy of Mind|
|Topics in Philosophy of Mind|
|Philosophy of Cognitive Science|
|Introduction to Biophysics|
|Introduction to Psychopharmacology: Drugs and Mental Illness|
|Hormones, The Brain and Behavior|
|Human Learning and Memory|
|Introduction to Social Neuroscience|
|Select at least 3 credits from one or more semesters of research experience 3||3|
|Special Readings in Philosophy|
At least one elective must be taken outside the student’s major
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).