The Courses in the DYNS program are the beginning of an intellectual journey. With the foundation built in the CORE COURSES, a graduate student can explore the paths into new ideas and research with ELECTIVES of their choice, working in labs and coming together with other students, mentors and idea systems in a world of dynamical neuroscience research. 

Core & Elective Courses

 Note: DYNS Graduate Students are able to take courses from across campus. see program requirements sheet for more details. All DYNS graduate students petition to included course work not on the Approved Elective Units list, as part of their PhD program.


DYNS Program Coordinator,
Graduate Advisor
Core Courses
Course # Title
ECE 230A / ME 243A Linear System I
MATH 214A Ordinary Differential Equations
PSY 265 Computational Neuroscience
PSY 269 Neuroanatomy or MCDB 251 Neurobiology
Approved Elective Courses

Refer to General Catalog for current listings.

Course # Title
CMPSC 225 / ECE 205A Information Theory
CMPSC 234 Randomized Algorithms
CMPSC 265 Advanced Topics in Machine Intelligence
CMPSC 281B / ECE 281B Advanced Topics in Computer Vision
ECE 236 / ME 236 Nonlinear Control Systems
ECE 277 Pattern Recognition
MATH 214B Chaotic Dynamics and Bifurcation Theory
MCDB 252 Neurobiology II: Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
MCDB 253 Neurobiology III: Developmental Neurobiology
ME 215A Applied Dynamical Systems I
ME 215B Applied Dynamical Systems II
PHYS 219 Statistical Mechanics
PHYS 223C Concepts and Phenomena of Condensed Matter Physics
PSTAT 207A Statistical Theory
PSTAT 207B Statistical Theory
PSTAT 207C Statistical Theory
PSTAT 213A Intro to Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
PSTAT 213B Intro to Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
PSTAT 213C Intro to Probability Theory and Stochastic Processes
PSY 221E Statistical Analysis of fMRI Data
PSY 228 Perception
PSY 231 Cognitive Neuroscience
PSY 232 Neuroimaging