Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate Training

Ph.D. Program in Neural Computation - The Program in Neural Computation (PNC) is a graduate training program for students seeking advanced training in the application of quantitative approaches to the study of the brain. The program, embedded within the much larger computational neuroscience community of Neuroscience Institute and the Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, is designed to take advantage of the world class strengths of Carnegie Mellon University and our partner institution, the University of Pittsburgh, in areas including computer science, machine learning, statistics and dynamical systems and to train students to apply these tools to critical problems in neuroscience.

Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition Graduate Training Program - This certificate program is open to students pursuing doctoral degrees in CNBC-affiliated departments. Participants take a set of core courses in cellular, systems, computational and cognitive neuroscience and engage in various activities fostering cross-campus interaction among individuals interested in the neural mechanisms of cognition.

Undergraduate Training

The Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition (CNBC) offers undergraduate training options that include both year-long and summer research programs. The summer programs are open to students from any college or university.

Neuroscience Major

The Dietrich College of Humanities & Social Sciences and the Mellon College of Science have joined forces to establish an exciting interdisciplinary program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience.  The major includes course offerings from the departments of Psychology, Biology, and Computer Science, and the opportunity to specialize in Cognitive Neuroscience, Neurobiology, or Computational Neuroscience. All of these fields share the goal of understanding neural processes, and how these processes give rise to perception, memory, and learning.

Undergraduate Minors