University of Pittsburgh By Josie Kelly
SAT’s and ACT’s • The 50% range from 2013 was 1210-1450(out of 1600) 2012 data • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile • SAT Critical Reading: 570 / 680 • SAT Math: 600 / 690 • SAT Writing: 560 / 660 • ACT Composite: 25 / 30 • ACT English: 25 / 32 • ACT Math: 25 / 31 • ACT Writing: 8 / 9
What is Neuroscience? • a branch (as neurophysiology) of science that deals with the anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, or molecular biology of nerves and nervous tissue and especially their relation to behavior and learning
Course Work • Students must complete a course in neuroanatomy (Systems Neurobiology or Functional Neuroanatomy) and a course in cellular and molecular neuroscience (Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology or Neurophysiology plus Synaptic Transmission). A graduate-level course in statistics is strongly recommended but not required. Students must also participate in a journal club every fall and spring term (either a CNUP journal club or a more specialized journal club) and attend regular research seminars. Students must complete at least 12 credit hours of coursework toward the total of 24 credits required for the master's degree. Students are also required to pass two milestones en route to the master's degree: the Reprint Exam and the Master's Thesis Defense.
Prerequisite Classes for a Neuroscience Major • "C" in BIOSC 0150 • BIOS 0160 • CHEM 0110 • CHEM 0120 or NROSCI 1003 UHC
University of Pittsburgh is 159 mi. from Bradford about 3 hours 14 mins by car
Fun Facts • Student to Faculty ratio14:1 • Acceptance rate is 54% • Look at SAT’s and ACT’s • Accepts AP ( advanced placement) and IB (International Baccalaureate) classes • They also except CLEP exams