Course Requirements for Neuroscience Majors seeking a Co-Major in MCDB
Doctoral Neuroscience students who wish to add a co-major in MCDB should discuss their interests with their major professor followed by communication with the Neuroscience program office to coordinate the Graduate College paperwork. All requests to co-major are reviewed by the proposed graduate major and require approval. Please email the Neuroscience Graduate Program at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A student co-majoring in Neuroscience and MCDB must have a different major professor from each program and they must be so designated on the Program of Study Committee. In addition to the below curriculum changes for Neuroscienc/MCDB co-majors, it is important for students to understand the research and thesis expectations as a co-major.
Curriculum changes for students who wish to co-major in Neuroscience and MCDB:
- Alternate between NEURO 690, Journal Club in Neuroscience, and MCDB 698, MCDB Seminar. Each must be taken once per academic year (one in the fall, one in the spring).
- NEURO 556 is acceptable to fulfill one course in one of the following areas: A) Cellular Biology, B) Developmental Biology, or C) Molecular Biology. Please refer to MCDB PhD curriculum requirements for more information on these course options.
- GDCB 528, Advances in Molecular Cell Biology, may be taken as a Neuroscience elective course.
- Three credits of Neuroscience electives will be waived to fulfill the MCDB requirements. A Neuroscience student co-majoring in MCDB must take an additional semester of Biochemistry (BBMB 405) and one additional core MCDB course.