5 years
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About this course

The BA/MA program in neuroscience offers an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree within approximately five years. It is open only to Trinity College undergraduates who major in neuroscience and who are accepted to enroll in courses for graduate credit during their junior and senior years. The fifth year is devoted largely to completing a thesis based on a long-term research project that has been previously approved.

Entry Requirements

To complete the BA/MA program, students must fulfill all requirements for a BA in neuroscience, including at least 4 courses for graduate credit that can be simultaneously applied toward requirements for the BA, a 1-credit graduate research seminar (0.5 credit each term), 2 credits of independent research, one additional graduate elective course, and a 2-credit master’s thesis based on a student’s research project for a grade of B- or better. To receive the  MA degree, a minimum graduate GPA of 2.667 must be earned. The thesis will be evaluated by the Neuroscience Coordinating Committee to determine that it meets the requirements for a master’s degree and, as appropriate, honors consideration.