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||Scientific Foundations of Health||2|
|or APPH 1050||The Science of Physical Activity and Health|
|or APPH 1060||Flourishing: Strategies for Well-being and Resilience|
|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 for Life Sciences|
|Core B - Institutional Options|
|CS 1301||Introduction to Computing||3|
|or CS 1315||Introduction to Media Computation|
|or CS 1371||Computing for Engineers|
|Core C - Humanities|
|Core D - Science, Math, & Technology|
|PHYS 2211||Introductory Physics I||4|
|PHYS 2212||Introductory Physics II||4|
|MATH 1551||Differential Calculus||2|
|or MATH 1550||Introduction to Differential Calculus|
|MATH 1553||Introduction to Linear Algebra 1||2|
|or MATH 1554||Linear Algebra|
|or MATH 1564||Linear Algebra with Abstract Vector Spaces|
|Core E - Social Sciences|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|The United States to 1877|
or HIST 2112
|The United States since 1877|
or INTA 1200
|American Government in Comparative Perspective|
or POL 1101
|Government of the United States|
or PUBP 3000
|American Constitutional Issues|
|PSYC 1101||General Psychology||3|
|Core F - Courses Related to Major|
|CHEM 1310||Principles of General Chemistry for Engineers||4|
|or CHEM 1211K||Chemical Principles I|
|CHEM 1315||Survey of Organic Chemistry for Engineers 2||3|
|or CHEM 1212K||Chemical Principles II|
|BIOS 1107||Biological Principles||3|
|or BIOS 1207||Biological Principles for Majors|
|BIOS 1107L||Biological Principles Laboratory||1|
|or BIOS 1207L||Biological Principles Project Laboratory|
|CHEM 3511||Survey of Biochemistry 3||3|
|NEUR 2001||Principles in Neuroscience||4|
|NEUR 3001||Cell and Molecular Neuroscience||3|
|NEUR 3002||Neural Systems, Networks, and Behavior||3|
|NEUR 3003||Neuroscience of Behavior||3|
|NEUR 3010||Methods in Neuroscience||3|
|Neuroscience Depth Electives||18|
|Select one research based elective:|
|Neuroscience Research Project 4|
NEUR Thesis Option
|Select one statistics elective: 5|
|Experimental Design and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences|
|Introduction to Bioengineering Statistics|
|Statistics and Applications|
|Introduction to Probability and Statistics|
|Honors Probability and Statistics|
|Probability and Statistics with Applications|
|10-11 credits of additional Neuroscience electives 6|
|Cell and Molecular Biology|
|Cell and Molecular Biology Lab|
|Laboratory in Human Anatomy|
|Kinesiological Basis of Human Movement|
|Evolutionary Developmental Biology – How to Build an Organism|
|Neuroscience of Memory|
|Special Topics (Neurophysics)|
|Special Topics (Physical Principles of Living Systems)|
|Human Development Over the Life Span|
|Introduction to Cognitive Psychology|
|Sensation and Perception|
|Human Sensation and Perception|
|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 2312 or CHEM 2313 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.
Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Psychology Special Topics must be approved by Neuroscience Curriculum Committee
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]
The BSMS Option allows eligible students to double count a maximum of 6 credit hours toward undergraduate and graduate requirements while still completing all other program requirements to earn both degrees. The credit must be approved coursework (4000-level or higher; not seminar or research credit) completed with a grade of 'B' or higher.
To apply for the option, undergraduate Neuroscience students must have at least 30 credit hours earned at Georgia Tech with an undergraduate GPA of 3.3 or higher, and fewer than 90 credits overall (including transfer credit).
The minimum GPA to graduate with an undergraduate degree in Neuroscience to continue to the MS in Psychology program is 3.0. The minimum GPA for graduation with the MS in 2.7.
Students will need to consult with an advisor to indicate which courses are sharing with the graduate degree in DegreeWorks.