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Our Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Neuroscience program is designed to advance the scientific education and professional development of students through coursework covering a broad range of areas of neuroscience. The curriculum concentrates on theory and methodology for conducting and understanding research in the field and its potential application to education and clinical practice. Participants in this program will be able to use the innovative training they receive to advance to higher levels of excellence in professional practice and research.

  • Courses

    This program requires graduate students to complete 15 credits with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a "B" or better in all courses counted toward the certificate.

    Core Requirement 1: Cognitive Neuroscience (at least 3 credits required)

    • DEP 5058 Biological Basis of Behavior Development (3)
    • EXP 5667 Cognitive Neuroscience (3)
    • PHI 5931 Advanced Topics in Philosophy of Mind and Cognitive Science (3)


    Core Requirement 2: Neuroscience (at least 3 credits required)

    • BME 5505C Engineering Foundation of Medical Imaging Instrument (3)
    • PHY 6716 Advanced Biophysics (3)
    • ZOO 5785 Advanced Neurobiology (3)


    Electives (up to 9 credits required)

    • CHM 5305 Graduate Biological Chemistry (3)
    • EXP 5508 Applied Cognitive Psychology (3)
    • EXP 5527 Memory and Consciousness (3)
    • OTH 5524 Adaptation of Human Occupation and Environment for Neuromotor Disorders I (3)
    • OTH 5438 Adaptation of Human Occupation and Environment for Neuromotor Disorder II (3)
    • PCB 5835 Neurophysiology (3)


    Additional courses may be accepted for the certificate with
    approval of the program director.

    For more information, consult the Graduate Certificates Catalog.

  • Application

    Certificate applicants should complete the Graduate Certificate Application and submit it to the department for approval. Approved certificate applications will be forwarded to the Registrar for processing.