MIT-inspired Neuroscience Curriculum

I’m thinking about going for my PhD in neuroscience, specifically computational neuroscience. With a BS in neuroscience, and working on my second BS in computer science, I need to do all I can to boost my grad application and make sure I have the coursework that will make me an attractive student.

So, I turned to MIT for their undergraduate and graduate neuroscience curriculums, and created this new self-study curriculum for the next year. (I plan on applying in December 2017, so I’ve got a year to refresh on undergrad neuro and teach myself a few graduate neuro topics/courses).

Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python
Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science
Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Neuroscience
Introduction to Neural Computation
Intro to Computer/Electrical Engineering
Sensory Systems
Fundamentals of Biology
Intro to Neurorobotics
Cognitive Neuroscience
Brain Structure and its Origins
Perceptual Systems
Neural Circuits
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Cellular Neurophysiology
Animal Behavior
Developmental Neurobiology
Neuroendocrine Systems
Intro to Comp and Elec Problem Solving
Genes, Circuits, and Behavior
The Brain and Its Interface with the Body
Cell NeuroBio
Systems Neuroscience
Cell and Molecular I
Cell and Molecular II

December 2016:

  1. Introduction to Neuroscience
  2. Fundamentals of Biology

January 2017:

  1. Introduction to Computer Science
  2. Introduction to Computational Thinking and Data Science

February 2017:

  1. Introduction to Computer Science Programming in Python
  2. Sensory Systems

March 2017:

  1. Intro to Computer/Electrical Engineering

April 2017:

  1. Intro to Comp and Elec Problem Solving

May 2017:

  1. Introduction to Neural Computation

June 2017:

  1. Cellular Neurophysiology

July 2017:

  1. Intro to Neurorobotics

August 2017:

  1. Cell NeuroBio
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