Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience

Undergraduate Neuroscience Degree Overview

In addition to its technology-focused curriculum and state-of-the-art laboratories, Georgia Tech’s B.S. in Neuroscience degree offers several key advantages: 

  • Interdisciplinary training. Immersive experiences across multiple fields such as psychology, biology, biochemistry, physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering.
  • Flexible degree options. Customized degrees to fit specific interests and career goals.
  • Research opportunities with world-renowned neuroscience researchers.
  • Atlanta location. Atlanta, Georgia is one of the most tech-savvy cities in the U.S. and home to some of the world’s biggest companies.   

As a Neuroscience major, you will develop a basic competence and knowledge of behavioral and cognitive, molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience. You will develop a strong understanding of the structure and function of the brain and nervous system, and a familiarity with the methods, applied solutions, and technologies that enable new discoveries and support their translation into diagnoses and treatments of brain disorders.

 

Neuroscience Degree Concentrations and Options


Concentrations

Add a specialization in one of these areas to your degree:

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health and Medical Sciences
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Physiology
  • Psychology

Learn more about the Breadth Electives required for these specializations.


Options

Increase your competitiveness for jobs and graduate school by adding a designation to your degree.

  • Prepare for medical school. Learn more about the Pre-Health Option.
  • Pursue an in-depth, long-term research experience. Learn more about the Research Option.
  • Build a business perspective into your degree without adding the hours required for a minor. See the course requirements for the Business Option.


B.S. Neuroscience Degree Requirements

The Bachelor’s in Neuroscience degree program contains the following: general core classes; technical courses that provide a strong background in mathematics; technical electives to explore areas in greater depth; courses involving undergraduate research, and free electives. View sample eight-term plans.

Course Highlights
  • Methods in Neuroscience
    Within your first year, engage in hands-on experience with traditional and cutting-edge techniques to understand neural function in cells, animals, and humans. Additional coursework provides critical methodological examination of multiple techniques.
  • Data Analysis and Critical Thinking Skills
    Exploration of neuroscientific concepts utilizing a data-driven approach, providing skills in forming hypotheses and drawing conclusions based on quantitative data and proposed neural models.
  • Research and internship opportunities
    Students in the B.S. in Neuroscience program are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research with one of over 60 professors on campus conducting neuroscience-related studies.


Rankings and Awards

Georgia Tech’s Neuroscience faculty members are frequently recognized for their outstanding contributions to their fields. Some examples include:

 

What Can You Do with a Degree in Neuroscience?

The B.S. in Neuroscience is solid preparation for a wide variety of careers, graduate schools, professional training programs, and industry positions such as:

  • Pharmacist.
  • Physician’s assistant.
  • Neurosurgeon/Neurologist.
  • Research scientist.
  • Neuropsychologist
  • Public health advisor.
  • Medical technician.
  • Forensic science technician.
  • Business consultant.
  • Neuromarketing and other neuro-related startup positions.


First Graduating Class in Spring 2019: What are their plans?

  • Medical school.
  • Dental school.
  • Graduate school.

Neuroscience Research Opportunities

Students in the B.S. in Neuroscience program are strongly encouraged to participate in undergraduate research with one of over 60 professors on campus conducting neuroscience-related studies. Explore the undergraduate research opportunities.


Beyond the Classroom

  • Apply to reside in Living Learning Community as a first-year neuroscience student: Science, Health, and Related Professions (SHaRP) Living Learning Community or the Science and Mathematics Research Training (SMART) Living Learning Community.
  • Gain employment experience and benefit from real-world experience in your field. Learn more about the Co-op Program and internships.
  • Join our Neuroscience Club to learn more about the field and its applications. Find out more: Undergraduate Student Activities.
  • Learn more about study abroad opportunities led by College of Sciences faculty.


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