Resources for Current Students

Our neuroscience majors have many resources available to help them maximize their success, stay healthy, and get involved in the greater neuroscience community at GSU. See below for more information about how to make the best of your undergraduate neuroscience degree, both in and out of the classroom.

  • Undergraduate Program Petitions and Approvals
    • Undergraduate Petition Online Form
      If you are seeking permission for a course override, course substitution, authorization to take a master’s-level course, and any other exception that will change your program of study, you will now be required to fill out this form. This form will take the place of emails being sent to the department for these requests. Please provide a detailed explanation as to why the petition form is being submitted. You should be as thorough and specific as possible. Incomplete and/or insufficient explanations may result in your request being denied. Before submitting the Undergraduate Petition Form, you are highly encouraged to contact your academic advisor to confirm that your request is in compliance with university academic policies.
    • NEUR 4980 – Undergraduate Research Approval Online Form
      For those of you seeking to get registered for NEUR 4980, you must first complete the linked form. Incomplete forms will not be accepted for review and you will be asked to resubmit the form if any information is not provided and/or further elaboration on what your research is to entail is needed. Before submitting this form, you should first contact a Neuroscience faculty member to supervise this course for you. Both the faculty supervisor and the Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Joe Normandin, will need to provide their review and approval. You will be notified via email once the authorization for you to register for the course has been received. Please also note that a maximum of 5.0 credit hours is allowed for this course to count towards your degree.
  • Keep up to date on what’s happening in the neurosciences at Georgia State.
    • The Brains & Behavior e-mail ListServ
      Get the latest info on research opportunities, funding, and upcoming speakers. To join, e-mail the Associate Director of Brains & Behavior Program, Liz Weaver and ask to join the B&B e-mail list.
    • The Neuroscience Institute Calendar
      Check the calendar regularly for the latest on Neuroscience Institute events!
  • Clubs
    • Collegiate Neuroscience Society
      The Collegiate Neuroscience Society (CNS)] is a GSU undergraduate neuroscience club that sponsors a number of neuroscience education and career panel events.
    • Nu Rho Psi
      The GSU chapter of the National Honor Society in Neuroscience (Nu Rho Psi), accepts distinguished neuroscience majors among their ranks and provides important networking opportunitie to its members.
  • Speaker series & journal clubs
  • Education & Outreach
    • Atlanta Science Festival@GSU
      The Atlanta Science Festival is a celebration of science with innovative and exciting events throughout the Atlanta metro area. GSU holds a number of Atlanta Science Festival@GSU events. There are ample opportunities to volunteer!
    • Brain Awareness Month
      The Dana Foundation organizes a global Brain Awareness Week each year to promote public awareness of neuroscience research. GSU, through the Atlanta Chapter for the Society for Neuroscience, has been heavily involved with this campaign for many years. We hold so many outreach events that, here in GA, we have Brain Awareness MONTH! This is a great opportunity to visit K-12 schools and teach kids all of the fantastic things you have learned as a neuroscience major.
  • Support & Academic Development
    • Student Support Services – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (SSS-STEM)
      GSU’s office of Student Success SSS-STEM program provides academic tutoring, advisement, and career development services to eligible students in the STEM areas of study.
    • Academic Coaching
      The office of Student Success Academic Coaching program at GSU provides mentors that help develop academic skills that can lead to success.
    • Financial Resources
      The office of Student Success maintains a centralized list of financial resources available to GSU students.
    • Office of Disability Services
      GSU’s Office of Disability Services provides support to students who face specific challenges covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act.
    • Counseling Center
      GSU’s Counseling Center provides mental health services to GSU students. These services include individual, couple, and group-type therapy.
    • Student Health Clinic
      The Student Health Clinic at GSU provides a full-range of primary medical care to GSU students, including vaccinations, sexually transmitted disease testing & treatment, and sexual assault services.