Undergraduate Certificate in Neuroscience
Welcome to the Certificate Program in Neuroscience at Princeton. Neuroscience at Princeton is a dynamic and interdisciplinary endeavor, and we invite Princeton undergraduate students to explore the opportunities for learning about the brain through the Certificate Program. Neuroscience faculty at Princeton and members of their laboratories are exploring important questions about nervous system function, such as How does the brain recognize objects, faces, and locations in space? How does the brain learn and store memories? How does the brain organize coordinated movements? How does the brain choose beneficial actions? What are the regenerative capabilities of the brain and can we harness them in the service of brain repair? The answers to these and many other interesting questions are sought in the laboratories of the Princeton Neuroscience Institute.
The Certificate Program in Neuroscience at Princeton is designed for undergraduate students with a strong interest in the brain, combining independent research in Neuroscience with a set of rigorous foundational and advanced Neuroscience courses. Students who are awarded the Neuroscience certificate upon graduation should be prepared to enter graduate school in Neuroscience or a related field. Students at Princeton have successfully completed the Neuroscience certificate a wide range of majors, including Molecular Biology, Psychology, Engineering, Chemistry, Applied Math, Economics, Politics, History and Music. The course and research requirements are highly compatible with majors in Molecular Biology and Psychology. Students concentrating in other fields work with their home departments and the Neuroscience certificate directors to construct a course of study that satisfies all of the necessary requirements.