Course requirements for Cognitive Neuroscience

For the overall program requirements, go to Degree Requirements.

PhD students in Cognitive Neuroscience must complete a total of 12 courses.

Mandatory and core courses must be taken for a numerical grade. Breadth courses may be taken for credit/no credit.

See the Cognitive Neuroscience PhD Program Requirements Table for a summary.

  • One mandatory statistics course: PSYCH 632
  • One other statistics & design course chosen from this list: PSYCH 630, 800, 801, 803, 804
  • One Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience PSYCH 677A
  • One Human Neuroanatomy: PSYCH 784
  • Four CNS core courses chosen from this list:
    • PSYCH 779A Cognitive Neuropsychology
    • PSYCH 781 Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging
    • PSYCH 782 Visual Neuroscience
    • PSYCH 783 Neuroimaging of Cognition
    • PSYCH 785 Attention and the Brain
    • PSYCH 788 Epidemiologic Methods in Aging Research
    • PSYCH 789 Mind Wandering and Inattention
    • PSYCH 790 Case Studies in Neuropsychology
    • PSYCH 791 Real and Virtual Spaces
    • PSYCH 792 Methods in Computational Neuroscience
    • PSYCH 794 Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Perception
  • Four breadth courses from research areas outside of Cognitive Neuroscience. 

In addition, students must attend the weekly Cognitive Neuroscience seminar PSYCH 707 in the Fall and Winter terms.

Cognitive Neuroscience PhD Program Requirements Table
Course Requirement
 

One mandatory statistics course in Psychology: PSYCH 632

 

One other statistics course chosen from this list: PSYCH 630, 800, 801, 803, 804

  One Fundamentals of Cognitive Neuroscience (CNS) course: PSYCH 677A Fundamentals of Behavioural Neuroscience
 

One Human Neuroanatomy course: PSYCH 784 Human Neuroanatomy and Neuropathology

 

Four CNS core courses chosen from this list:

PSYCH 779A Cognitive Neuropsychology

PSYCH 781 Cognitive Neuroscience of Memory and Aging

PSYCH 782 Visual Neuroscience

PSYCH 783 Neuroimaging of Cognition

PSYCH 785 Attention and the Brain

PSYCH 788 Epidemiologic Methods in Aging Research

PSYCH 789 Mind Wandering and Inattention

PSYCH 790 Case Studies in Neuropsychology

PSYCH 791 Real and Virtual Spaces

PSYCH 792 Methods in Computational Neuroscience

PSYCH 794 Cognitive Neuroscience of Face Perception

 

Four breadth courses from research areas outside of CNS

 

Weekly CNS seminar PSYCH 707 in Fall and Winter terms

 

Academic Integrity Workshop

 

Thesis

 

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Last update: June 24, 2019