The Certificate Program in Neuroscience at Princeton is designed for Princeton University undergraduate students with a strong interest in the brain but whose primary studies are in a different subject area.

Students pursuing concentrations in a wide variety of fields (e.g., molecular biology, psychology, engineering, chemistry, applied math, economics, politics, history, and music) have successfully completed the neuroscience certificate. 
There is not an independent work requirement for the Neuroscience Certificate.

NOTE: This program is for currently enrolled Princeton University undergraduate students only. 


To complete the certificate, you must complete six (6) courses. These consist of two core courses:
NEU 200 - Functional Neuroanatomy OR NEU 201 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
NEU 202 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
Additionally, you must complete four (4) electives. (Note that if you take NEU 200 and decide to concentrate in Neuroscience, then you must still take NEU 201 and you will not earn credit for it). If you are not using NEU 200 as a core course (that is, you took NEU 201 instead), then NEU 200 can count as an elective.
These electives must come from 3 out of 4 subject areas. No course doubling. You can only use NEU courses and electives one time (in one category).
These areas are:
  • Molecular/Cellular/Disease
  • Circuits & Systems
  • Neural Computation
  • Social & Cognitive Neuroscience
See the NEU Electives page for more details. 
For any questions related to the Neuroscience Certificate Program, please contact the PNI Undergraduate Administrator, Paryn Wallace (neurocrt[at]princeton[dot]edu).
 [last updated 01/29/2019]