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Requirements

Year One (27 Hours)

*Note: PY 792 is completed during the summer, mid July to August, before the first semester in the Behavioral Neuroscience program.

Year Two (21 hours)

Year Three (21 hours)

Year Four (21 hours)

Year Five (21 hours)

Graduate School Course Credit Requirements for a Ph.D.

If entering with a baccalaureate degree:

  • Completion of 48 credit hours of course work prior to candidacy.
  • Up to 16 credits of the 48 can be as non-dissertation research credits.
  • Up to 10 credits of the 48 can be as lab rotation, seminar, or directed study credits.
  • 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 that has been approved by the graduate student’s program.

If entering with a previous Masters degree appropriate to the PhD degree field:

  • Completion of 27 credit hours of course work prior to candidacy.
  • Up to 6 credits of the 27 can be as non-dissertation research credits.
  • Up to 6 credits of the 27 can be as lab rotation, seminar, or directed study credits.
  • 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 attend a three week course held at the Dauphin Island Research Facility. This course introduces students to many of the basic techniques and issues in the field of neuroscience and is paid for by the department.

Possible Elective Courses

Full course descriptions can be found in the UAB Graduate Catalog.

Psychology

  • PY 700: Foundations of Research Design
  • PY 706: Sensory & Perceptual Processes
  • PY 707: Brain and Cognition
  • PY 718: Advanced Research Design
  • PY 719: Multivariate Statistical Methods
  • PY 720: Human Neuropsychology
  • PY 727: Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • PY 735: Psychology of Addiction
  • PY 746: Structural, Equation, Modeling
  • PY 751: Human Psychopharmacology
  • PY 755: Human Psychophysiology
  • PY 763: Language: Mind, Brain, and Society
  • PY 787: Dynamics of Pain
  • PY 791: Biofeedback, Meditation, and Self-Regulation
  • PY 793: Cognitive Neuroscience

Biology

  • BY 511: Molecular Genetics
  • BY 616: Cellular Physiology
  • BY 648: Psychoneuroimmunology

Biomedical Engineering

  • BME 664, 764: Neural Computation
  • BME 665, 765: Computational Vision

Chemistry

  • CH 461: Advamced Biochemistry
  • CH 561, 562: Biochemistry I and II

Note: 400-level courses can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.

Computer Sciences

  • CS 665: Deep Learning

Neurobiology

  • NBL 712: Graduate Medical Neuroscience
  • NBL 729: Mechanisms of Signal Transduction
  • NBL 730: Neurobiology of Disease
  • NBL 751: Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology
  • NBL 755: Mind/Brain

Nutrition Sciences

  • NTR 718: Nutritional Biochemistry

Pharmacology and Toxicology

  • PHR 701: Graduate Pharmacology I

Vision Sciences

  • VIS 550: Electronics for Biologists
  • VIS 728: Computational Neuroscience Methods
  • VIS 748: Central Visual Mechanisms II
  • VIS 751: Advanced Retinal Morphology and Physiology
  • VIS 753: MRI for Biologists
  • VIS 754: MRI for Biologists Lab

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