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 2024

Course #ConcentrationCourse nameProfessorMeeting TimesLimits
AS.020.303CMGeneticsFisher/GordusTTh12:00-1:15 465
AS.050.315CGCognitive Neuropsychology of Visual PerceptionMcCloskeyTTh 12:00-1:1575
AS.050.332CGDevelopmental Cognitive NeuroscienceLandau/WilsonW 1:30-3:5015
AS.050.337CG/CPReading the Mind: Computational Cognitive Neuroscience of VisionLiTTh 1:30-2:4520
AS.080.304CM/ST/CGNeuroscience of Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:45 45
AS.080.310CMSynaptic Function and PlasticityLee/KirkwoodWF 3-4:1519
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.080.330CM/CG/STWriting About the Brain (writing intensive)LindenF 1:30-46
AS.080.333CMNeuroimmunologyHendryMW 4:30-5:4525
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 NeuroscienceBarabanMW 3-4:15 60
AS.200.304CG/STNeuroscience of Decision MakingStuphornMW 3-4:1519
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.200.332CPSeminar in Theoretical NeuroscienceHoneyTTh 1:30-2:4519
AS.200.344ST/CMBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 3-4:1580
AS.200.370CG/STFunctional Human NeuroanatomyCourtney-FarugeeMW 1:30-2:4535
AS.200.377STNeuroethologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 18
EN.553.492CPMathematical BiologyPisanoMW 3-4:1515
EN.580.439CPModels of the NeuronZhangMWF 10:00-10:50; T 9-9:50 10
EN.580.468CPPractical Human NeuroimagingChibMWF 1:30-2:4510
EN.601.404CPBrain & ComputationKosarajuT 4:30-5:2020
ME.440.705CMCellular and Molecular Basis of Neural Development II: Regulation of Neural Connectivity (open to advanced undergraduate students with permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)Kolodkin4th Quarter: Mar 27-May 19; Location: PCTB 1022; Tue/Th 9-10:30 am (times to be confirmed)

Fall 2023

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocus Area
AS.050.312Cognitive Neuroimaging Methods in High-Level VisionLiTTh 10:30-11:4522CG
AS.050.371Bayesian InferenceWilsonMW 12-1:1525CG/CP
AS.050.375Probabilistic Models of the Visual CortexYullieTTh 9:00-10:15 70CG/CP/ST
AS.050.383Computational Social CognitionIsikTTh 12:00-1:1519CG/CP
AS.080.301Behavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 25 ST/CG
AS.080.303Structure of the Nervous SystemHendryMW 4:30-5:4540ST/CM
AS.080.308NeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 70ST/CP/CG
AS.080.310Synaptic Function and Plasticity Lee/KirkwoodNote : Course will be offered in Spring 2024
AS.080.316Prefrontal Cortex: Computational Models and Neurophysiology
StuphornTTh 12:00-1:1519CP/ST
AS.080.329Current Topics in Peripheral Neuropathies and Nerve Diseases (writing intensive)FarahMW 4:30-5:4515CG/CM/CP/ST
AS.080.336Brain-Body Interactions in Health and Disease FarahMW 1:30-2:45 44ST
AS.080.349Neural Oscillations, Cognition and Disease (writing intensive)RossTTh 12:00-1:1520CG/ST
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 3:00-4:1520CP
AS.200.313Models of Mind and BrainHoneyTTh 1:30-2:4519CP/CG
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 20ST
AS.200.376NeuropsychopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 50CM/ST
AS.200.385Mind, Brain & Experience (writing intensive)BedneyT 1:30-419CG/ST
AS.250.302Modeling the Living CellJohnsonTTh 1;30-2:45 (Lecture)
M 5:00-6:00 (Lab)
EN.580.625Structure and Function of the Auditory and Vestibular SystemsCullenTTh 8:30-10am
(Med Campus)