First Year

Fall: 
NS200 Introduction to Neuroscience. Essential Concepts & Methods
NS201A Basic Concepts in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
NS215 Lab Rotation (Note: A total of 3 lab rotations (2 for MSTP students) must be completed in the first year.
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars
Faculty/1st Year Dinners
Meet with your faculty advisor

Winter:
NS201B Basic Concepts for Cellular and Developmental Neuroscience
NS215 Lab Rotation
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars
Meet with your faculty advisor

Spring: 
NS201C Introduction to Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience
(optional): NS219 Topics in Basic or Translational Neuroscience (Mini Courses)
NS215 Lab Rotation
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars
Meet with your faculty advisor

At the end of spring quarter (June), first year students join a thesis lab. If needed, students may do a 4th rotation starting in June

Second Year 

Fall:
NS250 Dissertation Research 
Statistics 
Biostatistics 183, Biostatistical Methods I (View course descriptionor
Biological & Medical Informatics 206, Biological & Medical Informatics (View course description)
Neuroscience Advanced Courses. Note: A total of 4 advanced courses are required before graduating (3 for MSTP students). Mini-courses and NS221, Current Topics in NS (taken in year 3), count toward advanced course requirement.
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars
Meet with your faculty advisor

Winter:
NS250 Dissertation Research
Neuroscience Advanced Courses
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars
Meet with your faculty advisor

Spring:
NS250 Dissertation Research
BMS 219 Ethics and the Responsible Conduct of Research (View course description)
Teaching Assistantship, School of Dentistry
Neuroscience Advanced Courses
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars
Meet with your faculty advisor

By September 30 (beginning of the 3rd year), students will take the qualifying exam and apply to advance to candidacy.

Third Year 

Fall:
NS250 Dissertation Research
NS221 Current Topics in Neuroscience (fall, winter and spring quarter)
Neuroscience Advanced Courses
Other Activities: Weekly RIPS Formal Seminars

Winter:
NS250 Dissertation Research
NS221 Current Topics in Neuroscience (fall, winter and spring quarter)
Neuroscience Advanced Courses
Other Activities: Weekly RIPS Formal Seminars

Spring:
NS250 Dissertation Research
NS221 Current Topics in Neuroscience (fall, winter and spring quarter)
Neuroscience Advanced Courses
Other Activities: Weekly RIPS Formal Seminars

By April 30th of year 3, students must have met with their thesis committee.

Fourth Year Until Graduation

NS250 Dissertation Research (fall, winter, spring quarters)
Neuroscience Advanced Courses
Other Activities:
Weekly RIPS
Formal Seminars

By June 30 annually, students must meet with their thesis committees.