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Exploring the Brain: Introduction to Neuroscience, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 56 days
    Duration

About

The Exploring the Brain: Introduction to Neuroscience course at University of California, Berkeley will introduce lower division undergraduates to the fundamentals of neuroscience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 56 days
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    3 units alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The first part of the course covers basic membrane properties, synapses, action potentials, chemical and electrical synaptic interactions, receptor potentials, and receptor proteins. 

The second part of the course covers networks in invertebrates, memory and learning behavior, modulation, vertebrate brain and spinal cord, retina, visual cortex architecture, hierarchy, development, and higher cortical centers.

Hours & Workload

4 hours of instructor presentation of course materials per week, 10.5 hours of outside work hours per week, and 2 hours of the exchange of opinions or questions on course material per week.

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

International visiting students are required to have:
  • Proof of English proficiency, unless your country of origin is on the exception list
  • A non-immigrant visa
  • Proof of health insurance

Tuition Fee

  • International

    550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit and a duration of 56 days.
  • National

    550 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 550 USD per credit and a duration of 56 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Registration Fee $450
  • Document Management Fee $58
For Intenational students: 
  • International Service Fee $330

Living costs for Berkeley

  • 1750 - 2820 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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