Combined 4-Year BS/MS Degree
Undergraduate students majoring in Neuroscience may be admitted to the four-year BS/MS program upon approval by the Neuroscience Undergraduate Advising Head.
To qualify for the BS/MS degree in neuroscience, students must complete courses totaling 152 credits. These courses must include those needed to satisfy the requirements for the Neuroscience BS degree plus 3 additional neurobiology or cognitive neuroscience electives listed in the bulletin. Among the Neuroscience electives and Additional Science electives required for the BS/MS degree, at least 7 must be at the graduate level, and completed with a grade of B- or above.
Senior Honors Research
BS/MS students must do senior honors research, i. e., take two semesters of NEUR 199 and receive departmental honors in neuroscience to count as one of the 7 graduate-level electives. To reach the level of honors, a student must typically work in a research lab for at least two years.
Enrolling in the program
An undergraduate student majoring in Neuroscience may be admitted to the four-year BS/MS program upon recommendation by the faculty research sponsor. In addition the student must meet with and receive approval from the Neuroscience Undergraduate Advising Head. It is *essential* that this meeting take place no later than February 1 of the student’s junior year. To enroll in the BS/MS Program, please complete the BS/MS declaration form (please connect to the Brandeis VPN first if you are off-campus) and then schedule a meeting with the Undergraduate Advising Head.