[updated Oct 31, 2016]
The Certificate Program in Neuroscience at Princeton is designed for 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.**
To complete the certificate, you must complete six (6) courses. These consist of two core courses, NEU 175 "Intro to Neuroscience"*** or NEU 201 "Fundamentals of Neuroscience" and NEU 202 "Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience, and four (4) electives. These electives must come from 3 out of 4 subject areas. These areas are "molecular/cellular/disease", "neural computation", "systems and circuits", and "social & cognitive neuroscience". See "Neuroscience Courses" page for more details.
*Only Princeton University undergraduates can participate in the certificate program.
**There is no independent work requirement for the Neuroscience Certificate.
***If you take NEU 175 and decide to concentrate in Neuroscience, then you still must take NEU 201 (and you will not earn credit for it).
For any questions related to the Neuroscience Certificate Program, please contact the PNI Undergraduate Administrator, Paryn Wallace (neurocrt[at]princeton[dot]edu).