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MinesTransferMinesTransfer Registered User Posts: 5 New Member
I am potentially looking to transfer to CU to study neuroscience and the fall and am curious what the program is like? I am worried that this is a fairly new program that may be very similar tot he psychology degree. Any insight or advice would be helpful!

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  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 1,956 Senior Member
    CU Boulder has a tight relationship with our Medical school, and a bus runs between Boulder and the Aurora Medical school campus. So you consider doing research work as an undergraduate at Anschutz Medical campus.

    I would write
    to the neuroscience faculty in Aurora and ask if they take undergraduates. A car might be good to have to drive to Aurora, but the bus leaves from Boulder Table Mesa bus stop to get to the Medical school. I personally know an applied mathematics student in Boulder who worked summers and term time in Aurora on bioinformatics. He got into the PhD in bioinformatics at CU Anshutz and very happy. I suspect neuroscience students who are motivated can get research positions at our medical school. That would make the degree a very strong one, but check in with neuroscience faculty to be sure this is possible for you.

  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 1,956 Senior Member
    Just to be clear, because you are admitted to CU Boulder, your courses would be at CU Boulder. You could also ask if you are eligible to take graduate classes at CU Denver, I do not know if thats possible. CU Denver has a commuter campus in Denver near Denver Metropolitan State and Denver Community College. Anschutz is the dental, medical, and public health college in Aurora. Sometimes they are both called "CU Denver" as Aurora is right next to Denver.
  • ColoradomamaColoradomama Registered User Posts: 1,956 Senior Member
    CU Boulder has 75 faculty members that participate in some aspect of neuroscience too, see this website,
    so Boulder seems to have plenty of graduate classes too. I think the medical school neuroscience program may be more established as I understand it, but
    Boulder is right up there, with a PhD program and undergraduate programs offered. So this means lots of research work in Boulder if you do not want to commute to Aurora. I still think the Aurora Medical school lab option is worth looking into, for summer research work.

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