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Core Courses

Core Classes

INP was designed to provide a broad background for students. Core courses focus on four major areas of modern neuroscience: MolecularCellularSystems, and Behavioral. To fulfill the requirements of the program, a trainee must successfully complete the Molecular, Systems, and Cellular courses. One additional graduate courses is required in Spring quarter, with most INP students enrolling in the Behavioral Neuroscience (NB 209) course. Other course options include Physiology of Ion Channels (P&B 232) and Developmental Genetics (DC 210).

All INP students participate in the Foundations of Neuroscience course. This mandatory course meets in the Fall and Winter quarters and is intended to expose students to critical reading and analysis of the primary literature.

Conduct of Research is a mandatory course in addition to all core classes and meets in the Spring quarter and does not qualify as one of the major groups.

Typical INP Student Schedule


Systems Neuroscience (NB 208A and AN 210A)

Molecular Neuroscience (NB 206)

Foundations of Neuroscience
(NB 202)


Cellular Neuroscience
(NB 207)

Foundations of Neuroscience (NB 202)


Behavioral Neuroscience
(NB 209)

Conduct of Research (MMG 250)

Physiology of Ion Channels (PB232)(instead of NB209)