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Certificate in Neuroscience (NEURSCACRT)Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences

Students on Summer 2020, Fall 2020, or Spring 2021 requirements.

Description

A student may earn a certificate as part of completing the bachelor's degree and in addition to completing requirements for a major. Through coursework 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.

Certificate requirements

The certificate requires at least 24 credit hours, including the requirements listed below.

  1. Introductory Psychology. One (1) course:
  2. Neuroscience. One (1) course:
  3. Foundations of Biology. One (1) course:
  4. Advanced Neuroscience courses. Four (4) courses:
    • (approved topics only; see academic advisor)
  5. Laboratory. One (1) course:
    • (approved topic: "Lab in Cognitive Neuroscience")
    • With Department approval:
  6. Elective. One (1) of the following options:
    • Both of the following:
    • Both of the following:
    • Both of the following:
    • Both of the following:
    • Both of the following:
      • One (1) course from the Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lecture list.:
      • One (1) course from the Principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry Lab list.:
    • ANAT-A 464 Human Tissue Biology
    • PHSL-P 416 Comparative Animal Physiology
    • PHSL-P 417 Neurobiology
  7. GPA and Hours Requirements.
    1. Certificate Residency. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed in courses taken through the Indiana University Bloomington campus or an IU-administered or IU co-sponsored Overseas Study program.
    2. Certificate Upper Division Courses. At least 9 credit hours in the certificate must be completed at the 300–499 level.
    3. Minimum Grade. Except for the GPA requirement, a grade of C- or higher is required for a course to count toward a requirement in the certificate.
    4. Certificate GPA. A GPA of at least 2.000 for all courses taken in the certificate—including those where a grade lower than C- is earned—is required.