Undergraduate Neuroscience Certificate
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary approach that provides explanations of behavior in terms of the activities of the brain. Neuroscientists explain how millions of neurons operate to allow us to think & use information, interact with others, and experience the world. Neuroscientists work in many fields, including medicine & healthcare, research, pharmacy, and counseling.
Neuroscience coursework at Mizzou explores many topics, including human memory and cognition, medical physiology, bioelectricity and neural signaling, and pharmacology.
To receive a Certificate in Neuroscience, an undergraduate student must complete 12 credit hours of approved coursework.
- Students must complete all certificate coursework at the University of Missouri – Columbia.
- At least 6 of the 12 credit hours must be 3000-level or above.
- A maximum of 6 credit hours from any department may be applied to the 12 credit hour requirement.
- Certificate course grades must be C- or better.
- A maximum of 3 pre-approved credit hours may be in Special Problems/Research, Readings, or Internship coursework. Students must demonstrate the experiential learning is related to neuroscience. Email Dr. Dennis Miller, Director of Undergraduate Studies, at MillerDen@missouri.edu to request approval.
- Two additional courses from the approved course available by clicking here.
Yes! Any undergraduate student is eligible to earn a certificate in Addiction Studies or Neuroscience.
No. A certificate must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree – certificates cannot be claimed after graduation.
To officially declare your certificate go to this link: https://advising.missouri.edu/majors-minors/minors-certificates/.
You will receive confirmation after you complete the online form. Once you have received confirmation, you can check your progress toward the certificate by running a degree audit at this link: https://registrar.missouri.edu/degrees-audits/degree-programs-catalogs.
Please direct questions to Dr. Dennis Miller in Psychological Sciences.
For questions about the undergraduate certificates, contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Dennis Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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