Core and Upper Level Courses

Declared Neuroscience majors can choose from these upper-level courses, considering their focus area, to complete their degree. Lower-level neuroscience courses may not be required for the major, and are not listed on this page. 

Please check the BS requirements page to get a full list of required or optional courses, or consult the online course catalogue for complete course information. Additional course registration information can be found on the Student Information System website.  

Neuroscience Core Courses (Required of All Majors)

Core courses generally run the same times every semester, so they are not included in the table below.

  • 050.203 Neuroscience: Cognitive (formerly 080.203, Cognitive Neuroscience), Bonner, Spring
  • 080.305 Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems I (formerly Nervous System I), Zhao/Fetsch/Ross, Fall
  • 080.306 Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems II (formerly Nervous System II) Zhao/Fetsch/Ross, Spring
  • 080.250 Neuroscience Lab, Trageser/Sterbing-D’Angelo/Ross, Fall and Spring

Please note that the list of upper levels and their POS tag may change each semester.

Focus Areas: Systems (ST), Cellular and Molecular (CM), Cognitive (CG), Computational (CP)

Spring 2023

Course #ConcentrationCourse nameProfessorMeeting TimesLimits
AS.020.303CMGeneticsFisher/GordusTTh12:00-1:15 460
AS.050.326CG/CPFoundations of Cognitive Science (writing intensive)SmolenskyTTh 1:30-2:4515
AS.050.337CG/CPReading the Mind: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience of VisionLiTTh 9-10:1519
AS.050.339CGCognitive DevelopmentYamolinskayaTTh 10:30-11:4519
AS.080.304CM/ST/CGNeuroscience of Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:45 45
AS.080.321CPComputational NeuroscienceTrageserTTh 12:00-1:15 60
AS.080.326ST/CMNeurobiology and Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System FarahTTh 10:30-11:4544
AS.080.328CG/STBehavioral Neuroscience LabSmithMW 10:30-11:45;
TTh 10:30-11:45
24 (2 sections of 12)
AS.080.333ST/CMNeuroimmunology: Writing About the Nervous System (writing intensive)HendryMW 4:30-5:4520
AS.080.337CMDrug Discovery Research for Neurological DisordersTsukamotoMTh 6pm-7:15pm18
AS.080.339CG/STCognitive Neuroscience of Aging (writing intensive)RossTTh 12:00-1:1520
AS.080.345ST/CMGreat Discoveries in NeuroscienceBarabanTTh 3-4:15 60
AS.200.304CG/STNeuroscience of Decision MakingStuphornMW 12-1:1519
AS.200.311CG/STSensory Representations in the Brain: Maps, Modules, & Distributed CodingFischerTTh 4:30-5:4519
AS.200.330CG/CP/STHuman and Machine IntelligenceLeeT 1:30-419
AS.200.344ST/CMBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 3-4:1580
AS.200.377STNeuroethologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 18
AS.200.659CPQuantitative Methods for Brain Sciences (open to seniors with instructor approval; Phd or MD/PhD route)
MysoreM 10:45-11:59
Th 3:30-4:45
EN.553.492CPMathematical BiologyLukeMW 3-4:1515
EN.580.439CPModels of the NeuronZhangMWF 10:00-10:50; T 9-9:50 10
EN.601.404CPBrain & ComputationKosarajuT 4:30-5:2015
ME.440.707CMMolecular Mechanisms of Synaptic Transmission
(open to advanced undergraduate students with permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)
Bergles/Worley/Brown/Glowatzki 3rd Quarter
Jan 23- Mar 27
M 1-3pm
ME.440.711CMCellular and Molecular Basis of Neural Development I: Neuronal Differentiation (open to advanced undergraduate students with permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)Kolodkin/Mueller/Potter/Sockanathan4th Quarter
Mar 27- May 19 T 9-11am;
Th 2 – 4:30p
(open to advanced undergraduate students with permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)
Margolis/Watanabe4th Quarter
Mar 27- May 19 MWF 9-10:30am

Fall 2022

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocus Area
AS.050.312Cognitive Neuroimaging Methods in High-Level VisionLiMW 3-4:1520CG
AS.050.352Applying Cognitive Neuroscience to Artificial Intelligence Part ILopez-GonzalezMW 1:30-2:4515CG/CP
AS.050.365Cracking the code: Theory and modeling of information coding in neural activityMitkoTTh 4:30-5:4520CG/CP/ST
AS.050.375Probabilistic Models of the Visual CortexYullieTTh 9:00-10:15 20CG/CP/ST
AS.050.383Computational Social CognitionIsikMW 12-1:1515CG/CP
AS.080.301Behavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 30 ST/CG
AS.080.308NeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 70ST/CP
AS.080.310Synaptic Function and Plasticity Lee/KirkwoodWF 3:00-4:15 19CM
AS.080.316Prefrontal Cortex: Computational Models and Neurophysiology
StuphornTTh 12:00-1:15 19CP/ST
AS.080.336Brain-Body Interactions in Health and Disease FarahMW 1:30-2:45 30ST
AS.080.355Computational Principles of Biological VisionConnor/NielsenTTh 10:30-11:4530CP/ST
AS.080.360Disease & Disorders of the Nervous SystemBaraban/SmithTTh 4:30-5:45 100CM/ST
AS.080.620Theoretical Neuroscience
**Open to advanced undergraduate students with instructor’s permission
NieburTTh 2:00-3:1520CP
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 20ST
AS.200.376NeuropsychopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 50CM/ST
AS.200.380Neurobiology of Human CognitionBednyT 1:30-3:50 30CG
AS.290.304Comparative NeuroanatomyBalanoffMW 3-4:15 35ST
EN.580.625Structure and Function of the Auditory and Vestibular SystemsCullenTTh 8:30-10am
(Med Campus)
ME.440.820Circuits and Brain Disorders
(with permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)
Worley/Albert/GreenbergFull Semester
T/Th, 11:30am – 12:30pm
(Med Campus)