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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) Certificate

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Certificate Requirements:

Students in SCAN need to declare a major and minor program of study, chosen from Cognitive, Social, Clinical and Behavioral Neuroscience. For example, a student might choose Cognitive for the Major and Social for the minor. Each SCAN student will be assigned a faculty advisor from each program of study (as part of a student’s Advisory Committee) who will help them choose relevant required and elective courses. In addition to completing required coursework in the chosen major program of study, two elective courses need to be chosen that represent the minor program of study. One of these electives should also be related to SCAN research topics. The particular courses need to be approved by the student’s Advisory Committee.

Each SCAN student is also required to participate in at least one research project that cuts across two labs in the SCAN areas (enrolling in 3 credits of PSYC 801: Laboratory Rotation). This collaboration could involve using the primary PI’s methods to investigate theoretical predictions from a model associated with a faculty member in another area. For example, a student might use methods such as time-frequency analysis that were developed in one lab in the social area to investigate statistical learning that was being studied using fMRI in the cognitive area. The goal of the collaborative project is to combine theories, expertise, and methods across areas.

A written proposal of the planned coursework to obtain the SCAN Certificate should be submitted to the Director of Graduate Education. The Graduate Committee will review the proposal. Once the proposal is reviewed by the Graduate Committee, the student will be notified via email whether the plan is approved; if not, the student will receive feedback if the plan needs to be revised.

Last Revised for 2019-2020 Academic Year

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