Curriculum

The B.S. in Neuroscience at Georgia Tech is an interdisciplinary 122 credit hour degree that provides training in behavioral/cognitive, cell/molecular, and systems neuroscience. Students have a lot of flexibility in the design of their four-year program of study. In addition to 59 credits of courses that constitute Georgia Tech's core curriculum, students complete 16 credits of Neuroscience-specific core courses, 18 credits of neuroscience depth electives, and 15 credits of breadth electives—which qualify for a minor in biology; chemistry & biochemistry; computer science; health and medical sciences; law, science, and technology; mathematics; physics; physiology; or psychology; or a specialization in biomedical or electrical engineering. The remaining credits can be applied as free electives.
 
The B.S. in Neuroscience is an attractive degree program for students who are interested in health-related careers (e.g., medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, physical therapy, etc). Pre-health students often pursue the Health Medical Sciences Minor as their breadth specialization. Students should discuss their individual pre-health plans with neuroscience academic advisors and the Georgia Tech Pre-Health Office. Prospective first-year students interested in pursuing a B.S. in Neuroscience or other degree in the College of Sciences should consider joining the Explore Living Learning Community.
 
If you are interested in changing your major to neuroscience, or adding it as a second major, please contact Dr. Mary Holder or Dr. Alonzo Whyte.

NEUR 2001

 
Principles of Neuroscience covers the guiding principles and foundations of neuroscience, including cell/molecular, systems, and behavioral/functional studies.
 
Pre/Co-Reqs: BIOS 1107 and PSYC 1101
 

NEUR 3001

 
Cell and Molecular Neuroscience covers the fundamentals of cellular and molecular function of the nervous system.
 
Pre-Reqs: NEUR 2001
 

NEUR 3003

 
Neuroscience of Behavior covers the neurophysiological, endocrinological, and biochemical bases of sensory and motor functioning, motivation, learning, memory, and behavior dysfunction.
 
Pre-Reqs: PSYC 1101; BIOS 1108 or NEUR 2001
 

NEUR 3010

 
Methods in Neuroscience covers a critical methodological review of, and hands-on experience with, traditional and cutting-edge techniques to understand neural function in cells, animals, and humans.
 
Pre-Reqs: NEUR 3001; CS 1301/1315/1371
 

BIOS 4400

 
Human Neuroanatomy is a systems-based study of the anatomy of central and peripheral nervous systems for the control of behavior.
 
Pre-Reqs: None
 

NEUR 4001

 
Neuroscience Research Project Laboratory is one of two required research course options that all Neuroscience students must complete. Students may also choose to complete the Research Option.
 
Pre-Reqs: NEUR 3010
 
A full list of major requirements and elective options can be found in the most up-to-date version of the Neuroscience Handbook, which you can download below. If you would like to review your major plans and any requirements to complete the major, please set up an appointment with your neuroscience advisor.

Neuroscience Handbook

 
 

Neuroscience Advisors