Neuroscience at the University of Washington, is the interdisciplinary study of the nervous system, whose ultimate goal is to understand higher brain function and neurological disease at the cellular and molecular level. Neuroscientists combine molecular, electrophysiological, computational, and behavioral approaches to achieve this goal. For most of us, the excitement of this field comes from the attempt to understand the organ that defines us as individual, conscious human beings. We want to bring that excitement to you as undergraduates.
To do this, we invite students to study in a small, intense, close-knit program with other highly-talented and motivated undergraduates. We keep our program small (about 60 students are admitted each year in a competitive application process) and require students admitted each year to proceed through our core courses as a group, with all core courses open only to neuroscience majors. In teaching this core, we draw on expert faculty in each field (electrophysiology, synaptic circuitry, behavior, anatomy, neurological disease, neuropharmacology), and bring these faculty to the undergraduate classroom from a variety of departments within both the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Medicine. In the introductory course sequence, intense laboratory sections each week allow students to learn many of the basic techniques used to study the nervous system and to analyze, write up, and present their results. We strongly encourage students to enter faculty laboratories to carry out individual research projects that span a year or more, so that they can become true participants in this exciting field. Finally, our small size and close faculty-student interactions allow us to personally mentor our students as they navigate our program and plan their future careers.
So, whether you are a current student in our program, a university student interested in applying to the Neuroscience major from University of Washington, or a high school student exploring college possibilities, let me encourage you to explore this website. Here you can learn about Admission to our program, our Courses, our Faculty, research opportunities for undergraduates, and take a look at some of the activities and accomplishments of our students. If you have further questions, see our FAQ page or contact me directly. I look forward to hearing from you.
- Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
- Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience
- Systems Neuroscience
- Diseases of the Nervous System
- Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience
- 48 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Biology Neuroscience View 3095 other Bachelors in Biology in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
- All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS).
- Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution
International39906 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 39906 USD per year during 48 months.
National39906 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 39906 USD per year during 48 months.
In-State12076 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12076 USD per year during 48 months.
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