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NEUROSCI 399-0 provides course credit to students who choose to do mentored independent research in Neuroscience or a related Allied Field. With a commitment of at least 10 hours per week, students will learn practical laboratory skills and troubleshooting as well as intellectual and analytical skills through a laboratory project.

Fall 2023 Requirements
All students requesting NEUROSCI 399-0-60 for fall 2023:

In order to receive a permission number for fall 2023, a student must provide a 1 page proposal written with their mentor stating what the student will be researching, showing a timeline of what they hope to accomplish and a 10 hour weekly schedule listing when the research will be performed. An email from your mentor stating that they will mentor you in their laboratory is also required. Please email this documentation to

If you are unsure your project is related to neuroscience, then request a meeting with Dr. Kilman by emailing to determine if the project is suitable for NEUROSCI 399 credit. Please list when you are available to meet with Dr. Kilman, Monday thru Friday, 11 am until 4:30 pm and if you prefer an in-person or zoom meeting.

If approved, then a permission number will be issued once documentation from the laboratory faculty mentor and student is complete. Permission numbers for fall 2023 will be issued the first week of fall term.

Deadline to submit requests for fall 2023 NEUROSCI 399-0 is Friday, September 22, 2023 but you may still request a permission number by providing the above requested documentation asap. Additional steps are required but will be discussed on an individual basis after the documentation is received.


Grades for NEUROSCI 399-0 requirements:

In order to receive a grade for NEUROSCI 399-0 for spring 2023, students are required to submit a 1-2-page summary of their research. If you plan to take NEUROSCI 399-0 in the spring, simply add one paragraph at the end of your summary stating that you will continue your research and add a timeline. This summary must be written with and approved by your faculty mentor. We suggest you give the summary to be reviewed by your mentor by May 31st.

Final summaries are due by Monday, June 5th at 5 pm. Your faculty mentor assigns the grade which is then reviewed by Dr. Valerie Kilman. Prior to June 14th, please do NOT ask your mentor about your grade.



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