University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience

Welcome

Neuroscience is the study of the biology and function of the central nervous system, with a special focus on the brain. The field has emerged during the past two decades as part of the explosive growth of research and interest in the neural sciences. An autonomous major in neuroscience was developed at the University of Pittsburgh in 1983, and is among the largest undergraduate neuroscience programs in the country, with more than 300 students as majors.

The program is designed to provide a challenging sequence of courses in biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics, and physics, in addition to introductory and advanced courses in neuroscience. Students may also receive credit for original research projects conducted in collaboration with faculty members. The relatively small size of the upper-level courses, excellence of teaching, and opportunities for research are especially attractive features of the major. A minor in neuroscience is also available.

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Congratulations

Ethan Garcia Baker

for receiving a 2016 Goldwater Honorable Mention.
View the full press release: http://www.news.pitt.edu/news/
2016_Goldwater_Scholars

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Congratulations

Class of 2016

Chesna Hinkley

accepted to

Princeton Theological Seminary

Masters of Divinity

Saiaditya Badeti

accepted to
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
MD/PhD program

Greta Volpedo

accepted to
Ohio State University
Ph.D. program in Microbiology

Julie Hemphill

accepted to
Americorps

Melinda Pierdomenico

acecepted to
Midwestern University
School of Osteopathic Medicine

Alexandra Socovich

accepted to
University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D. program in
Biomedical Sciences

Meredith Monsour

accepted to
Geisel School of Medicine
at Dartmouth
Feinberg School of Medicine
at Northwestern University
University of Virginia
School of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Spencer Waplinger

accepted to
University of Pittsburgh
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Doctor of Physical Therapy program

Carly O'Connor

accepted to
The Ohio State College of Medicine
Commonwealth Medcial College

Joseph Legg

accepted to
The Robert Schattner Center
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine

Haoyu Pan

accepted to
Columbia University
Mailman School of Public Health

Christopher Nguyen

accepted to
University of Pennsylvania
School of Dental Medicine

Seth Scheetz

accepted to
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Ohio State University
College of Medicine
 

Sarah Miller

accepted to
New York Medical College
 

Kyriakos Theophanous

accepted to
Walsh University /Physical Therapy
 

Elizabeth Albuquerque

accepted to
West Virginia University
School of Medicine
 

Michael D'Angelo

accepted to
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Penn State Hershey
College of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

 

Corina Andriescu

accepted to
University of Texas at Houston
School of Medicine

Essay contest:

https://www.mesotheliomahelp.org/scholarship-contest/envisioned-medical-practice-treatment-mrs-laura-hill/

 

Saiaditya Badeti

accepted to
MD/PhD program
at Penn State Hershey
College of Medicine
Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
 

Mark Zaki

accepted to
University of Michigan
School of Medicine

New York University

School of Medicine

Harvard Medical School
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
School of Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College
Cornell University
Icahn School of Medicine at
Mount Sinai
 

Nicole Silva

accepted to
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Early Decision Program in
Newark, New Jersey

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Undergraduate
Online Resume Review

If you have a resume that you would like Career Development to review, you no longer have to schedule an appointment! Simply send an email to resumes@pitt.edu with your resume attached and one of our counselors and consultants will get back to you with comments and suggestions on how to make your resume stand out from the crowd. Please allow 2-3 business days for a reply.

This service is currently for undergraduates – graduate level resumes and CVs are best served by walk-in appointments at Career Development.

 

Research Opportunities

The Department of Neuroscience encourages interested undergraduate majors to gain research experience within an active neuroscience laboratory. Most undergraduates who enroll in research for credit are interested in completing an independent project that results in an undergraduate thesis.

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Advising Office Hours

Monday - Friday

8am until 4pm

email eog1@pitt.edu

 

Advising CourseWeb Organization

Please check our CourseWeb organization for important announcements and events for undergraduates.

Online Advising Now Available,

Schedule an appointment today!

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Useful Links:

Enrollment Form

Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Course Catalog

Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Certificate Requirements

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