UNTRAC Selection Criteria

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UNTRAC Selection Criteria

The UNTRAC Program Selection Committee will evaluate the application of each candidate and the letter of recommendation. Students must be enrolled full-time in undergraduate majors at WSSU in disciplines useful in neurosciences (chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, microbiology, computer science, or psychology). In addition student MUST have demonstrated high academic ability in course work, i.e., an A-B average and a strong letter of recommendation from a science professor. Students should also have taken BIO 1301 General Biology I, BIO 1401 Principles of Biology, or PSY 2301 General Psychology

UNTRAC students will be selected based on the following criteria:

  • Full time academic standing at WSSU
  • Sophomore or junior standing (i.e., 30 or more completed semester hours) have a maximum of three years to graduation.
  • A declared major in the sciences including biology, physics, chemistry, psychology, and computer science and mathematics.
  • Demonstration, in formal and informal contact between student and faculty in laboratory and lecture classes, of a real interest in neuroscience and motivation to do independent research.
  • Demonstrated potential and interest in pursuing a Ph.D. or M.D. with an emphasis on neuroscience.
  • A cumulative and major GPA or 3.0 or better
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a faculty member familiar with the applicants academic performance and potential for independent research
  • Consent to complete the prescribed course of study and activities related to the MARC Program

All qualified applicants will be interviewed by the Selection Committee.  The Selection Committee will make the final determination on student admission to the program.

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