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Our Mission

The Interdepartmental Ph.D Program in Neuroscience at UC Riverside is aimed at providing high quality graduate training for students who come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds but share a commitment and an intense interest in nervous system research.

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Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Interdepartmental Graduate Program in Neuroscience at the University of California, Riverside! It's a great time to be interested in our program because UCR is currently expanding, particularly in the sciences. Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding nervous systems at levels ranging from the molecular and cellular to the behavioral and cognitive. The program aims to provide high quality graduate training for students who come from a variety of undergraduate backgrounds but share an intense interest in nervous system research. Our goal is to prepare students for high impact careers in research and teaching, as well as in scientific administration.

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Graduate Curriculum

Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary approach to understanding nervous systems at levels ranging from the molecular and cellular to the whole organism. The goal of this Program is to prepare students for careers in research, teaching and/or scientific administration. Students are expected to learn the fundamentals of Neuroscience, starting with a required core sequence, become knowledgeable concerning a range of research methods as taught in a required Neuroscience laboratory course, and demonstrate capability in original research.

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