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 1040Scientific Foundations of Health2
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 1101English Composition I3
ENGL 1102English Composition II3
MATH 1552Integral Calculus4
or MATH 1555 Calculus for Life Sciences
Core B - Institutional Options
CS 1301Introduction to Computing3
or CS 1315 Introduction to Media Computation
or CS 1371 Computing for Engineers
Core C - Humanities
Any HUM 6
Core D - Science, Math, & Technology
PHYS 2211Introductory Physics I4
PHYS 2212Introductory Physics II4
MATH 1551Differential Calculus2
or MATH 1550 Introduction to Differential Calculus
MATH 1553Introduction to Linear Algebra 12
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
The United States since 1877
American Government in Comparative Perspective
Government of the United States
American Constitutional Issues
PSYC 1101General Psychology3
Any SS6
Core F - Courses Related to Major
CHEM 1310General Chemistry4
or CHEM 1211K Chemical Principles I
CHEM 1315Survey of Organic Chemistry 23
or CHEM 1212K Chemical Principles II
BIOS 1107
Biological Principles
and Biological Principles Laboratory
CHEM 3511Survey of Biochemistry 33
NEUR 2001Principles in Neuroscience4
Major Requirements
BIOS 4400Human Neuroanatomy3
NEUR 3001Cell and Molecular Neuroscience3
NEUR 3003Neuroscience of Behavior3
NEUR 3010Methods in Neuroscience3
Neuroscience Depth Electives18
Select one research based elective:
Neuroscience Research Project 4
NEUR Thesis Option
Select one interest area elective:
Cell and Molecular Biology
and Cell and Molecular Biology Lab
Cognitive Neuroscience
Human Physiology
and Physiology Laboratory
Select one statistics elective: 5
Experimental Design and Statistical Methods in Biological Sciences
Introduction to Bioengineering Statistics
Statistics and Applications
Psychological Statistics
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Honors Probability and Statistics
Probability and Statistics with Applications
6-8 credits of additional Neuroscience electives 6
Integrative Genetics
Cell and Molecular Biology
Fundamentals of Human Anatomy
Laboratory in Human Anatomy
Human Physiology
Physiology Laboratory
Kinesiological Basis of Human Movement
Ion Channels
Developmental Biology
Behavioral Biology
Evolutionary Developmental Biology – How to Build an Organism
Signaling Molecules
Biochemistry I
Biochemistry II
Undergraduate Research
Neuroscience of Memory
Undergraduate Research
Special Topics
Special Topics (Neurophysics)
Special Topics (Physical Principles of Living Systems)
Research Methods
Human Development Over the Life Span
Abnormal Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
Sensation and Perception
Human Sensation and Perception
Behavioral Pharmacology
Cognitive Neuroscience
Breadth Electives15
Free Electives14
Total Credit Hours122

Research 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]