Frequently asked questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does Georgia Tech grant credit for my AP/IB and dual enrollment classes?
A: Yes, Georgia Tech offers credit for many AP exams, generally for exam scores of 4 or 5. Check out a list of AP, IB and SAT-II subject exam equivalencies

Q: Is neuroscience a good choice of major for a pre-med student?
A. Neuroscience is an excellent preparation for medical school! The pre-health track in the degree allows you to take all of the classes that are normally expected for admission to medical school. These include a year each of biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry, calculus, English and physics, along with anatomy and biochemistry. The Office of Pre-health Advising and the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) are great resources for pre-health. Make an early start preparing for pre-med (as well as pre-dental, pre-veterinary, pre-nursing and pre-PT) by participating in the Science, Health and Related Professions (SHaRP) Living Learning Community.

Q: What research opportunities are there for me at Georgia Tech?
A. There are outstanding opportunities fro undergraduates to get involved in research projects in the world renown research labs at Georgia Tech. Undergraduates receive academic credit or a stipend for research. Many students recieve the Presidents Undergraduate Research Award that provides a stipend and travel funds to support attendance at professional conferences.

Q: How do I find a research project with a facuty advisor?
A: A great place to start is by reading through the faculty research profiles on the Neuro at Tech Research Portal.

Q: Can I participate in the co-op program as a neuroscience major?
A: Yes, the co-op program at Georgia Tech provides outstanding opportunities to gain professional experiences, as well as a pay heck, while completing your studies. The Center for Career and Discovery and Development (C2D2) is the place to go to explore co-op and internship assignments.

Q: I am on a waitlist for the neuroscience major. What are my chances of getting in and when will I know?
A: Once you are on the waitlist, we will do whatever we can to admit students to the new major. Students will initially be admitted in mid-March to mid-May, 2017. When you are admitted, you will be provided with a schedule of classes. It will be important to take these classes according to this schedule so that you can graduate in a timely manner.

Q: If I change my major, will it take me longer to graduate?
A: Possbly not. If you change your major when you have 60 or fewer credits, most (or all) of your credit will most likely be applied to the requirements in the B.S. in Neuroscience program. You should discuss this with a research advisor.

Q: Can I combine an international program with the neuroscience major?
A. A large fraction of Georgia Tech undergraduate students study abroad - for a semester, a whole academic year, or for the summer. Many students participate in faculty led programs in, for example, Lyon, France and Barcelona, Spain; in the Pacific Program (News Zealand, Australia, Fiji), and at Oxford (U.K.). Other students go to Hong Kong or Munich or to Georgia Tech's campus in Lorraine (France). The Office of International Education has a looonnnnngggggg list of opportunities!

Q:  I understand that by completing the neuroscience major that I am eligible to earn a minor in a number of the breadth specializations (e.g. psychology, biology, biochemistry). However, can I complete another major (e.g. Aerospace Engineering) and earn a minor in neuroscience?  A.  No, a minor in neuroscience is not currently offered.

Q:  Is it possible to declare neuroscience as a second major? A.  Yes, please review Section F information in the Institute's Catalog Rules for Undergraduate Degrees, http://catalog.gatech.edu/rules/13/.  Academic advisors for both majors can assist you with understanding which courses count for both degree and which remaining courses must be fulfilled.

Q: Who can I contact to discuss the neuroscience major?
A: For more information, please contact Ms. Ashley Edwards, Academic Program Manager-College of Sciences.