What is Neuroscience?
Neuroscience, the study of the nervous system, advances our understanding of human thought, emotion, and behavior. Neuroscience is a diverse field that draws on expertise from numerous disciplines, including biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, and psychology. A Neuroscience degree at University of Texas at Austin provides students with rigorous, multidisciplinary training that can serve as a foundation for a career in this growing field.
The program of study includes foundational courses in core sciences and a three-course specialization in one of six areas: biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, or psychology. The program emphasizes the acquisition of quantitative and statistical competence and will provide meaningful hands-on laboratory experiences with expert faculty and cutting-edge techniques, including intracellular electrophysiological recording, functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), live cell imaging using two-photon microscopy, human psychophysics, and molecular genetics.
For more visit the Department of Neuroscience.
All CNS students are required to meet entry-level requirements prior to declaring a specific degree and major option. In order to meet entry-level requirements, all entry-level courses must be completed with a grade of C- or better and maintain good standing in CNS. All students promoted from entry-level will be placed in the Bachelor of Science and Arts in Neuroscience. Students interested in the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience will be required to apply.
|Neuroscience||M 408C||M 408N or M 408K|
|CH 301/302||CH 301H/302H|
|BIO 311C/D||BIO 315H or NEU330/335|
|BS Opt I: Neuroscience||2014-16||2012-14||N/A||N/A|
|BS Opt II: Neuroscience Honors||N/A||N/A||N/A|
For a detailed list of course descriptions: Neuroscience Course Descriptions
1. How to get started with research: Getting Started
2. How to get registered for research for academic credit:
- Secure a research position in a lab
- Pick-up course registration form from front desk, NHB 2.606
- Return completed form with appropriate signatures to NHB 2.606 by the fourth class day
- Submit petition for maximum hours (if registering for over 17 credit hours)
- A maximum of 6 credit hours from all areas of research can be used for a letter grade
For a list of approved NEU 377 Faculty: Neuroscience Faculty