About the Neuroscience Graduate Program
A number of events and organizations bring together faculty and students in the Neurosciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. These include:
- Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience
- UNR chapter of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society for Neuroscience Students
- The Neurolecture Speaker Series sponsored by the Center for Integrative Neuroscience
- Students in the program receive support to present their work at international conferences and to attend a variety of training workshops
Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program, drawing on faculty and courses from many campus units, including the Colleges of Liberal Arts, Science, and Engineering, and the School of Medicine. Study programs lead to the Master of Science and the Doctor of Philosophy degree. The program provides training in the core foundations of neuroscience, ranging from cellular mechanisms to cognition and behavior, with a wide range of options for advanced training and specialization within specific subdisciplines.
The program is designed to provide training in fundamental concepts and methods in modern neuroscience, and emphasize interdisciplinary and integrative approaches which are seen as central to major advances in the field. The program also emphasizes the development of research skills that will position students to be competitive in academic and research-oriented careers. Student learning outcomes include 1) comprehensive understanding and ability to critically evaluate current knowledge and theories in neuroscience; 2) research skills to effectively identify, design and carry out independent research; and 3) professional development including communication and teaching, grant-writing, and ethics.