University of Pittsburgh

Department of Neuroscience


You MUST meet with an advisor to have your ADV Hold removed each term before registration.

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Graduation Celebration

The Neuroscience Department holds a graduation breakfast at 9:00 am on commencement Sunday. It is held in the PAA, Pittsburgh Athletic Association, next to Alumni Hall. The attire for the breakfast is business casual and it is for graduates and parents only due to the size of the venue. We request that students who wish to attend complete a neuroscience graduation application. The application asks for a home address where you would like us to send the invitation to the breakfast. We will request a return response so that we know how many will attend.


March Brain Speaker Series

Seminar on Neurophysiology

Dr. Partha Thirumala

Monday, March 13, 8:30 – 10 PM,

William Pitt Union Lower Lounge 

Complimentary Refreshments

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Seminar on the Gamma Knife

Dr. L. Dade Lunsford

Monday, March 20, 8:30 – 10 PM

William Pitt Union Lower Lounge

Complimentary Refreshments

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The Pitt Pulse is available in the neuroscience advising office. Learn about how science empowers us to innovate - read articles on the CRISPR method of genetic engineering, how gravity may give us insight on treatments for bone disease, new technology that converts waste into clean water, Stephen Hawking's mind-bending theories, and more.

The link to the online version can be found here:

The Pitt Pulse has also started a radio show called "The Pitt Pulse Presents", where co-creators Imaz Athar and Angela Ryu discuss the latest science headlines and interview experts on relevant issues, such as the potential for a new HIV vaccine. All podcasts of the show can be found here:​.

If you have any ideas of intriguing science newsthat youwould like Imaz and Angela to discuss, email them at!


Advising CourseWeb Organization

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


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 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.



Undergraduate Newsletter

The Department no longer publishes a newsletter each term. We now post announcements only in our courseweb organization. If you are a declared major, you will automatically have access to the organization. These announcements contain important course information, Departmental events, articles contributed by students, research and fellowship opportunities and more.

If you are not a declared major, are unsure how to access this organization or would like to contribute an article, please contact the Undergraduate Advising Office.

Newsletter Archives

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


The Advising Office is now located in A210 Langley Hall!


Advising CourseWeb Organization

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

Online Advising Now Available,

Schedule an appointment today!


Useful Links:


Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Course Catalog

Conceptual Foundations of Medicine

Certificate Requirements