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Departmental Programs in Neuroscience

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Departmental Programs
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Several degree-granting Departments at the University of Illinois at Chicago have Neurobiology and/or Neuroscience as one of their academic and research strengths. For any number of reasons, students who choose to pursue Graduate training at UIC may decide to participate in either Departmental or Interdepartmental Programs like Neuroscience. The following Departments that offer Graduate degrees in their specific discipline participate in the Interdepartmental Concentration in Neuroscience. Follow the links to find out more about the Program and its faculty. Faculty listed as Neuroscience faculty will have their primary or secondary academic appointments in one of these Departmental Programs.


Graduate Program (College)


Anatomy and Cell Biology (Medicine)


Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics (Medicine) Ph.D.

Bioengineering (Engineering)


Biological Sciences (Liberal Arts and Sciences)


Biopharmaceutical Science (Pharmacy)


Chemistry (Liberal Arts and Sciences)


Kinesiology and Nutrition (Applied Health Sciences) Ph.D.
Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy (Pharmacy) Ph.D.

Nursing Science (Nursing)


Philosophy (Liberal Arts and Sciences)


Physiology and Biophysics (Medicine)


Psychology (Liberal Arts and Sciences)



There are other Departments and Centers who do have degree-granting programs, but do have an active research faculty focused on Neuroscience. Students who choose to work with research faculty in these Departments or Centers will participate either in the Graduate Program to which the faculty has a secondary appointment or with the Graduate Program in Neuroscience. Follow the following links to find out more about these Centers and its faculty.

Center for MR Research

Laboratory of Integrative Neuroscience (LIN)
Undergraduate students can also now pursue an undergraduate major in Neuroscience in Biological Sciences through the LIN program - go here for more information.

Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences


Psychiatric Institute

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