Program Resources

Penn’s Graduate Certificate in Social, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (SCAN) offers students an opportunity to engage with practitioners and academics beyond the classroom. We often host guest lectures and round table talks with experts in neuroscience from Penn and around the globe. These events allow SCAN students to deepen their knowledge about the many applications of neuroscience and current research in the field.

We also welcome SCAN students to use the Center for Neuroscience and Society (CNS) as a space to connect, study, unwind and work. The CNS is your neuroscience home within our historic, sprawling campus and is equipped with abundant natural light, workstations with color printing, a library of books and journals as well as a coffee and tea area.


One-on-one advising is available from the SCAN director and the associate director of education for course selection and research opportunities. Advising on career questions is also offered by the directors. Our team can also put students into contact with relevant faculty for professional and academic opportunities.

Campus resources

SCAN students at Penn are part of a vibrant intellectual community, with access to a wide range of academic and cultural resources—ranging from libraries and museums to writing centers and laboratories.