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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. Research must be related to Neuroscience.

Grades for NEUROSCI 399-0 requirements:

In order to receive a grade for NEUROSCI 399-0 for fall 2023, students are required to submit a 1-2-page summary of their research. If you plan to take NEUROSCI 399-0 in the winter, 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 November 30th.

Final summaries are due by Monday, December 4th at 5 pm. Your faculty mentor assigns the grade which is then reviewed by Dr. Valerie Kilman. Prior to December 18th, please do NOT ask your mentor about your grade.


Winter 2024 Requirements
New requirements for NEUROSCI 399-0-60 beginning winter 2024:

Beginning with winter 2024 registration, students will no longer be required to request a permission number for NEUROSCI 399-0-60. Only Neuroscience majors will be able to register for the course. After a student has registered for the course, they will be required to submit 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 faculty mentor stating that they will mentor you in their laboratory is also required. All documentation must be uploaded to the Canvas website for this course prior to the first day of class. 

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.

Neuroscience majors continuing NEUROSCI 399-0-60 from a previous term, may upload their summaries in lieu of having to prepare a new proposal provided they are continuing their research project in the same laboratory as the previous term.