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
Add a specialization in one of these areas to your degree:
- Computer Science
- Health and Medical Sciences
Learn more about the Breadth Electives required for these specializations.
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.
- 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.
View all of the B.S. in Neuroscience course requirements
Rankings and Awards
Georgia Tech’s Neuroscience faculty members are frequently recognized for their outstanding contributions to their fields. Some examples include:
- Tim Cope Secures NIH Support to Study Neurobiology of Cancer Therapy
- Audrey Duarte Named Editor in Chief of the Journal of Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition
- Bilal Haider Named Sloan Fellow
- Liang Han Receives NIH Support to Study Neurobiology of Itch
- Eric Schumacher Selected for Director of Center for Advanced Brain Imaging (CABI)
- Simon Sponberg Wins Major Funding to Study Insect Brains
- Garrett Stanley Wins Third BRAIN Award
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:
- Physician’s assistant.
- Research scientist.
- Public health advisor.
- Medical technician.
- Forensic science technician.
- Business consultant.
- Neuromarketing and other neuro-related startup positions.
Explore more career options in Neuroscience
What Are Georgia Tech Graduates Doing Now?
- 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.
Stories about Neuroscience at Tech
An Oasis Inside a Living Learning Community
Podcast: When People Age and Memory Fails
Cosmos in the Cranium
The Force is Strong: Amputee Controls Individual Prosthetic Fingers
- College of Sciences
- Georgia Tech Neuro
- Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
- Center for Advanced Brain Imaging
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