NSCS Eligibility


General criteria

To be selected for the program, you first must meet all the criteria for UBRP eligibility, including enrollment in a minimum of 7 credit hours and being in good academic standing.  While no students are barred from applying, students who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in science and math courses are given preference. You must be able to work full time during the summer.  To be paid for participation, you must be a US citizen, permanent resident, or hold a visa allowing you to work during the summer.

Specific criteria

To be considered for the NSCS Summer Research Program, you must be a UA undergraduate in the NSCS program, either as a major or a pre-major.  As in the general criteria above, no one is barred from applying, but your grades in any of the NSCS core courses already taken will be taken into account.

If you are selected for the program, you must then gain the sponsorship of a member of the faculty who is affiliated with the School of Mind, Brain and Behavior and/or the Graduate Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience or in Cognitive Science.  That faculty member will be the person in whose lab you will work, and each faculty member makes the final decision about which students s/he will involve in his or her lab.