Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences Special Academic Unit

Noreen Reist, Director

The Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (MCIN) program is a 1-year graduate Ph.D. student admission and rotation program. During the year in the program, students take a set of core courses and complete three laboratory rotations. At the end of the program, they select a faculty mentor and transfer to a participating degree-granting department to complete their Ph.D. requirements. The degree-granting departments are Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Biology; Biomedical Sciences; Chemical and Biological Engineering; Computer Science; Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences; Health and Exercise Science; Human Development and Family Studies; Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology; Occupational Therapy; and Psychology. The program has been named one of CSU's Programs of Research and Scholarly Excellence.

More information about the program and the MCIN faculty rotation may be found on the Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences (MCIN) website. 

Effective Fall 2021

NB 500/BMS 502Readings in Cellular Neurobiology1
Select one course from the following:2-4
Mammalian Physiology I
Cellular and Molecular Neurophysiology
NB 505/BMS 505Neuronal Circuits, Systems and Behavior3
NB 586Practicum-Techniques in Neuroscience II1
NB 793Neuroscience Seminar 12
NB 795Independent StudyVar
STAR 511Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I4
or PSY 652 Methods of Research in Psychology I
Select a minimum of 10 credits from the following:10
Molecular Genetics
Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
Developmental Neurobiology
Advanced Psychology: Cognitive Neuroscience
Select one from the following: 12
Group Study: Ion Channels
Group Study: Neuronal Growth and Regeneration
Group Study: Topics in Neuroscience
Group Study: Seizures and Epilepsy
Group Study: Neuroendocrine Mechanisms
Program Total Credits:25-27

Fall and Spring semesters for a total of 2 credits.