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BS Computational Neuroscience

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

76000 USD
76000 USD

Application fee

International 75 USD
National 75 USD
The Grossman Institute for Neuroscience, Quantitative Biology, and Human Behavior
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
TOEFL-PBT (min)35
SAT (avg)600
ACT (avg)1500

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About this course

Computational neuroscience is a relatively new interdisciplinary area of inquiry that is concerned with how components of animal and human nervous systems interact to produce behaviors. It relies on quantitative and modeling approaches to understand the function of the nervous system and to design human-made devices that duplicate behaviors. Course work in computational neuroscience can prepare students for graduate studies in neurobiology or psychology, in the mathematical or engineering sciences, or in areas of medicine such as neurology or psychiatry.

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Eligibility Criteria

The documents necessary for a valid application are mentioned in the "How to Apply" Section.

Transcripts, test scores, secondary school reports, and recommendations are considered official only if they come directly from your school, teachers, counselors, or other recommenders. Any of these materials submitted by the applicant are unofficial, and won’t count toward our application requirements.

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Course Modules

An undergraduate degree in computational neuroscience is not available at the University of Chicago, but a minor in computational neuroscience is offered by the Biological Sciences Collegiate Division.

This minor is a good option for students who are majoring in biological sciences and are interested in mathematical approaches to biology; or for students who are majoring in computer science, mathematics, physics, psychology, or statistics and are interested in neuroscience.

Here is a summary of the requirements for this programme:

General Education

One of the following sequences:

  • MATH 15100-15200 Calculus I-II
  • MATH 16100-16200 Honors Calculus I-II
  • SOSC 14100-14200-14300 Mind I-II-III

Neuroscience Core Courses:

  • BIOS 24231 Methods in Computational Neuroscience
  • BIOS 24232 Computational Approaches to Cognitive Neuroscience
  • BIOS 24408 Modeling and Signal Analysis for Neuroscientists
  • BIOS 26210-26211 Mathematical Methods for Biological Sciences I-II

Other Electives

  • BIOS 24203 Fundamentals of Neuroscience
  • BIOS 24204 Cellular Neurobiology
  • BIOS 24205 Systems Neuroscience
  • BIOS 24208 Survey of Systems Neuroscience
  • BIOS 24246 Neurobiology of Disease I
  • BIOS 24247 Neurobiology of Disease II
  • PSYC 20300 Biological Psychology
  • PSYC 20400 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 20700 Sensation and Perception

For more information on the courses and their descriptions kindly refer: http://collegecatalog.uchicago.edu/thecollege/computationalneuroscience/

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How to Apply

The following Application Materials are to be submitted by the student to be considered for Undergraduate Admission:

  • Application For Admission: UChicago accepts the Coalition Application, Universal Application, or Common Application
  • Application Fee ($75) or Automatic Fee Waiver
  • Secondary School Report and Transcript
  • Two Teacher Evaluations
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Midyear Report (first-year applicants only)
  • English Language Proficiency Test Scores (international applicants only) (PBT: 600, IBT: 100, IELTS: 7.0)
  • College Official's Report and Transcript (transfer students only)

Optional Components

  • Financial Aid Application
  • Interview
  • Supplemental Materials

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