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The Certificate Program in Neuroscience at Princeton is designed for 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.

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

Additionally, you must complete four (4) electives. (Note that if you take NEU 175 and decide to concentrate in Neuroscience, then you must still take NEU 201 and you will not earn credit for it).

These electives must come from 3 out of 4 subject areas. 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).