NBB Graduate Program

Most students will enter the NBB program in their second year at UCI following a year in the gateway Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (INP); although it is also possible to enter the program through a different gateway program, or directly in the first year.

The Department of Neurobiology and Behavior offers students an integrated set of courses on the fundamentals of neuroscience and offers advanced students specialized courses and seminars. Our four core courses are taken in the first year:

Molecular Neuroscience
Cellular Neuroscience
Systems Neuroscience
Behavioral Neuroscience

Further information on core and advanced courses can be found in the UCI General Catalogue.

Department Requirements:

1. Year-long core curriculum for a strong foundation in neurobiology.
2. Two quarters of teaching assistantship.
3. Four advanced courses relating to the students’ specific research interests.
4. Participation in NeuroBlitz departmental seminars, honing communication skills in science.
5. Attendance at the departmental colloquium series throughout the year.
6. BioSci 200 Syllabus.
7. Complete Annual Advisory Committee Meetings & Individual Development Plan (IDP).
8. Advancement to Candidacy.
9. Public Defense.

Graduate Handbook