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.
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.
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
- College of Sciences
- Georgia Tech Neuro
- Petit Institute for Bioengineering and Bioscience
- Center for Advanced Brain Imaging
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