Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience
Students majoring in neuroscience will complete a 120 credit-hour curriculum (plus a required 2-credit class in health). They will learn fundamental principles and up-to-date advances in the field of neuroscience.The program will build on a strong foundation of required courses in the physical sciences and mathematics (chemistry, computer science, calculus, statistics and physics) in order to prepare students with the analytical skills needed to address the complexity of problems in neuroscience.The program will emphasize technological methods and innovations that have been critical, as well as ones needed to continue progress in neuroscience.
|APPH 1040||Sci Foundation of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||Sci of Phys Act & Health|
|Core A - Essential Skills|
|ENGL 1101||English Composition I||3|
|ENGL 1102||English Composition II||3|
|MATH 1552||Integral Calculus||4|
|or MATH 1555||Calculus Life Sciences|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Intro to Computing||3|
|or CS 1315||Intro Media Computation|
|or CS 1371||Computing for Engineers|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|PHYS 2211||Intro Physics I||4|
|PHYS 2212||Intro Physics II||4|
|MATH 1551||Differential Calculus||2|
|or MATH 1550||Intro to Diff Calculus|
|MATH 1553||Intro to Linear Algebra 1||2|
|or MATH 1554||Linear Algebra|
|or MATH 1564||LinAlg w Abstract Vec Sp|
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|United States to 1877|
or HIST 2112
|United States since 1877|
or INTA 1200
or POL 1101
|Government of the U.S.|
or PUBP 3000
|US Constitutional Issues|
|PSYC 1101||General Psychology||3|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|CHEM 1310||General Chemistry||4|
|or CHEM 1211K||Chemical Principles I|
|CHEM 1315||Survey of Organic Chem 2||3|
|or CHEM 1212K||Chemical Principles II|
|BIOL 1510||Biological Principles||4|
|CHEM 3511||Survey of Biochemistry 3||3|
|APPH 4400||Human Neuroanatomy||3|
|NEUR 3001||Neuro-Cell & Molecular||3|
|NEUR 3010||Methods in Neuroscience||3|
|Neuroscience Depth Electives||18|
|Select one research based elective:|
|Neuro Research Project 4|
|Select one interest area elective:|
|Cell Molecular Biol|
and Cell Molecular Biol Lab
and Physiology Lab
|Select one statistics elective: 5|
|Exper Dgn&Statis Methods|
|6-8 credits of additional Neuroscience electives|
|Total Credit Hours||122|
MATH 1553 (2 cr.) is preferred but MATH 1554 (Linear Algebra, 4 cr.) or MATH 1564 (Linear Algebra with Vector Spaces, 4 cr.) can satisfy this requirement with the excess 2 cr. to be applied to free electives.
CHEM 2311 is an approved substitution for CHEM 1315 to fulfil Area F only for students who complete a full year of organic chemistry (i.e., both CHEM 2311 and CHEM 2312CHEM 2312 or CHEM 2313 must be completed).
CHEM 4511CHEM 4511 is an approved substitution for CHEM 3511 to fulfil Area F only for students who complete a full year of biochemistry (i.e., both CHEM 4511CHEM 4511 and CHEM 4512CHEM 4512 must be completed.
Four credits of NEUR 4699 credit is only allowed to substitute for NEUR 4001 if completing the Georgia Tech Research Option. The Research Option requires an additional 6 credits of research (an additional 2 credits of NEUR 4699 may be applied to “Additional Neuroscience Electives”; the additional 3 credits of research credit will be applied to Free Electives), and LMC 4701 (1 credit) and LMC 4702 (1 credit) (applied to Free Electives). A research proposal and thesis/report is also required to complete the Research Option.
PSYC 2020 may be completed only for students completing the Psychology Breadth Elective option.
BS in Neuroscience students are able to complete the Georgia Tech Research Option.
To complete the research option for Neuroscience, the student must:
- Complete ten units of supervised research, over a period of preferably three but at least two terms.
- Research may be for either pay or credit [typically 4698 or 4699]* - for BS in Neuroscience, this will be NEUR 4699.
- At least six credit hours must be on the same research project, broadly defined.
- Write an undergraduate thesis or other substantial, written report showing results of the research.
- A research proposal must be approved by a faculty advisor and one other faculty member. The proposal will normally be completed at the end of the student’s first semester of research, but must be approved at latest before the start of their final term of research. An approved proposal is required for admission to the class “Writing an Undergraduate Thesis” (see below).
- The thesis/report must be approved and graded by two faculty members.
- Theses will be published in the Georgia Tech Library.
- Take the two-credit class “Writing an Undergraduate Thesis.” [LMC 4701 and LMC 4702]