Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN) PhD

Degree Requirements

The following requirements are in addition to, or further elaborate upon, those requirements outlined in The Graduate School Policy Guide.

PhD

Total Units Required: 9

Course Title
Required Courses
Core Courses (4 units)
NUIN 401-1Fundamentals of Neuroscience (2 units)
NUIN 401-2Fundamentals of Neuroscience
NUIN 401-3Fundamentals of Neuroscience
"Great Experiments" Elective (1 unit)
NUIN 411-1Great Experiments in Molecular and Developmental Neuro Science
NUIN 411-2Great Experiments in Cellular Neurophysiology
NUIN 411-3Great Expts in System & Cognitive Neuroscience
Biostatistics Elective (1 unit)
NUIN 408-0Quantitative Methods and Experimental Design
PUB_HLTH 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
PUB_HLTH 421-0Intermediate Biostatistics
BIOSTAT 302-0Introduction to Biostatistics
BIOSTAT 402-0Intermediate Biostatistics
PSYCH 380-0Advanced Statistics & Experimental Design
Additional Electives (3 units)
Noncredit Courses
NUIN 490-0Responsible Conduct in Neuroscience Research
NUIN 590-0Research
TGS 500-0Advanced Doctoral Study

Other PhD Requirements

  • Laboratory rotations: three research rotations (additional if necessary) and poster, written, and oral presentations, first year
  • Seminar attendance: 6/quarter in Fall, Winter, Spring of first year
  • Examinations: knowledge and research based qualifying exam, taken during second year
  • Teaching: two quarters of teaching assistantship, usually during the second year
  • Thesis Committee Meetings: written proposal and oral defense of thesis project to Thesis Committee, taken during third year; annual thesis committee meetings thereafter
  • Seminar presentation: oral presentation of research at a departmental or conference seminar
  • Publication: at least one first author publication in a peer-reviewed journal
  • Dissertation: written dissertation, oral defense of dissertation to Thesis Committee, and public presentation of dissertation
  • We require in-person research activity for students to make timely progress toward a degree