Behavioral Neuroscience Course Requirements

 

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

Year Four

Year Five

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

Fall Semester

753  Overview of Behavioral Neuroscience

 (4 hours)

Two elective courses 

(6 hours)

 

 

 

715 Introduction to Statistics (4 hours)

 

 

 

 

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (3 hours)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (3 hours)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (9 hours)

799 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

799 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

Spring Semester

Spring Semester

Spring Semester

Spring Semester

Spring Semester

Psychology Elective

(3 hours)

 

Two elective courses 

(6 hours)

 

 

 

 

717 Applied Statistical Methods

 (4 hours)

 

 

 

 

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

756 Research Seminar in Behavioral Neuroscience

 (1 hour)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (3 hours)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (3 hours)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (9 hours)

799 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

799 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

Summer 

Summer 

Summer 

Summer 

Summer 

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (9 hours)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours (9 hours)

798 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

799 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

799 Predoctoral Research Hours

 (9 hours)

32 total hours

29 hours

29 hours

29 hours

29 hours

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Graduate School course credit requirements for a Ph.D.

If entering with a baccalaureate degree:

1.  Completion of 48 credit hours of course work prior to candidacy
2.  Up to 16 credits of the 48 can be as non-dissertation research credits
3.  Up to 10 credits can be as lab rotation, seminar, or directed study credits
4.   Must complete at least two semesters in candidacy and accumulate at least 24 credit hours in 799 research, OR must complete at least two semesters in candidacy and have accumulated at least 12 credit hours in 799 research, AND, either during or before candidacy, 12 credit hours in other appropriate research-based coursework, which has been approved by the graduate student’s program.

B.  If entering with a previous Masters degree appropriate to the Ph.D. degree field:
   

1.  Completion of 27 credit hours of course work prior to candidacy
2.  Up to 6 credits of the 27 can be as non-dissertation research credits
3.  Up to 6 credits can be as lab rotation, seminar, or directed study credits
4.  Must complete at least two semesters in candidacy and accumulate at least 24 credits in 799 research, OR must complete at least two semesters in candidacy and have accumulated at least 12 credit hours in 799 research, AND, either during or before candidacy, 12 credit hours in other appropriate research-based coursework, which has been approved by the graduate student’s program.

Dauphin
Island

Prior to starting the first semester of courses, students can voluntarily attend a three week course held at the Dauphin Island Research Facility.  This course introduces the incoming student to many of the basic techniques and issues in the field of neuroscience and is paid for by the department.

 
Possible Elective Courses

 
Psychology

Cognitive Neuroscience (793)

History & Systems of Psychology (PY 702)

Human Neuropsychology (PY 720)

Human Psychopharmacology (PY 751)

Human Psychophysiology (PY 755)

Methods in Neuroimaging (PY 743)

Motor Control after Stroke and Neurological Injuries (PY 724)

Multivariate Statistical Methods (PY 719)

Psychology of Addiction (PY 735)

Psychology of Eating Disorders (PY 791)

Psychodynamics of Pain (PY 787)

Psychopharmacology (PY 750)

Research Design (PY 718)

Sensation and Perception (PY 707)

Sensory & Perceptual Processes (PY 706)

 
Biology

Cellular Physiology (BY 616)

General Endocrinology (BY 520)

Molecular Genetics (BY 511)

Psychoneuroimmunology (BY 648)

 
Biomedical Engineering

Advanced MRI (BME 648,748)

Computational Vision (BME 665,765)

Medical Imaging: Advanced MRI (BME 647,747)

Neural Computation (BME 664,764)

 
Cell Biology

Graduate Neuroanatomy (CB 755)

 
Chemistry

Biochemistry 1 (CH 461)

Biochemistry 2 (CH 462)

Biochemistry I and II (CH 561,564)

 
Computer Science

Neural Networks (CS 665)

 
Medical Genetics

Human Genetics (MGE 700)

 
Neurobiology

Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology (NBL 751)

Graduate Medical Neuroscience (NBL 712)

Mechanisms of Signal Transduction (NBL 729)

Mind & Brain (NBL 755)

Neurobiology of Disease (NBL 730)

Synaptic Plasticity (NBL 757)

 

Neuroscience

Developmental Neuroscience (NEUR 720)

 

Nutrition Sciences

Nutritional Biochemistry (NTR 718)

 

Pharmacology and Toxicology

Graduate Pharmacology I (PHR 701)

 

Physiology

Physiology for Graduate Students (PHY 701)

 

Vision Science

Central Visual Mechanisms I (VIS 747)

Central Visual Mechanisms II (VIS 748)

Computational Neuroscience Methods (VIS 728)

Electronics for Biologists (VIS 550)

MRI for Biologists (VIS 753)

MRI for Biologists Lab (VIS 754)

Retina and Subcortical Systems (VIS 747)

Retinal Morphology and Physiology (VIS 751)