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The faculty of NBB  are actively engaged in research and scholarship representing a wide range of topics, approaches, and disciplines.  NBB majors are offered a rich array of opportunities to learn about and participate in research with any one of our NBB faculty though our credit courses in Undergraduate Research, Supervised Reading, and our NBB Honors Program, which provide students the opportunity to conduct hands-on research and present their work in journal-article and poster form and, in Honors, defend an undergraduate thesis. 

 

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NBB 495A - Honors Research

(Students meet every week for one hour)

Content: Fall, Spring, Summer. Open to senior NBB majors enrolled inthe College Honors Program. Honors research in neurobiology/behavior. Registrants attend biweekly meetings to present progress reports of their ongoing research, discuss how to write proposals and papers, and give oral presentations.

Pre/co-requisites: Permission of instructor and NBB 221 or NBB470: Clinical Research Practicum (Psychology 230 not accepted). Cannot be taken conurrently with NBB 497WR or NBB 499R. A maximum of four hours of NBB 495A, 495BWR, , 497R, 497WR, or 499R accepted as an elective toward the NBB major.(Forms in NBB Ofice)

NBB 495BWR - Honors Research

(Students meet every week for one hour)

Content: Fall, Spring, Summer. Open to senior NBB majors enrolled in the College Honors Program. Honors research in neurobiology/behavior. Registrants attend biweekly meetings to present progress reports of their ongoing research, discuss how to write proposals, papers, and give oral presentations. To receive credit for the course and to satisfy the senior-year writing requirement, a student thesis must be accepted by the Honors Program.

Prerequisites: Permission of instructor; NBB 221 or NBB470: Clinical Research Practicum (Psychology 230 not accepted); NBB 495A (with permission of instructor, may substitute NBB 499R) Cannot be taken concurrently with NBB 499R; may not receive credit for NBB 495BWRa and NBB 497WR under the direction of the same faculty mentor. A maximum of four hours of NBB 495A, 495BWR, 497R, 497WR, or 499R accepted as an elective toward the NBB major.(Forms in NBB Office)

NBB 497R - Supervised Reading

Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit, one to four hours. Independent, faculty-mentored research; designed as a prelude to conducting laboratory research under the same mentor.

Prerequisite: permission of instructor; cannot be taken concurrently with NBB 497WR. A maximum of four hours of NBB 495A, 495BWR, 497R, 497WR, or 499R accepted as an elective toward the NBB major.

NBB 497WR - Supervised Writing

Fall, Spring, Summer. Independent, faculty-mentored research and writing, with major writing assignment(s) accounting for at least 60% of the grade

Prerequisite: permission of instructor; cannot be taken concurrently with NBB 497R; may not receive credit for NBB 497WR and 495BWR under the direction of the same faculty mentor. A maximum of four hours of NBB 495A, 495BWR, 497R, 497WR, or 499R accepted as an elective toward the NBB major.

NBB 497 – (WR) Supervised Writing

Fall, Spring, Summer.  Particulars:  Permission of instructor; cannot be taken concurrently with NBB 497R; may not receive credit for 497WR and 495BWR under the direction of the same faculty mentor.  A maximum of four hours of NBB 495A, 495BWR, 497R, 497WR, or 499R accepted as an elective toward the NBB major.  Independent, faculty-mentored research and
writing, with major writing assignment(s) accounting for at least 60 percent of the grade.

 

NBB 499R - Undergraduate Research

(Students meet every week for one hour)

Fall, Spring, Summer. Credit, three to four hours. Up to eight hours may be taken, but a maximum of four hours of NBB 495A, 495BWR, 497R, 497WR, or 499R accepted as an elective toward the NBB major. Independent research in neurobiology/behavior. Registrants attend biweekly meetings to present progress reports of their ongoing research, discuss how to write proposals and papers, and give oral presentations

Prerequisites: permission of instructor; for enrollment in a second semester NBB 221 (Psychology 230 not accepted); cannot be taken concurrently with NBB 495A, 495BWR, or 497WR.

 


Honors Progam in Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology

Honors Packet

 

All qualified NBB majors are invited to attend a meeting early in their senior year. At this meeting, students can formally register for the Honors Program. Keep in mind that you also need to attend the fall meeting run by Dr. Harvey Klehr for all college honors students; if you miss this meeting you may be dropped from the program. Below is information that should answer most of your questions about requirements for honors in NBB.

You must be a senior, maintain a 3.50 GPA and complete two semesters of NBB 499R, "Undergraduate Research". Your NBB 499R work may be in the laboratory of any member of the NBB faculty. If you wish to pursue honors work in the area of Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology with an Emory faculty member who is not a member of the NBB program, you must petition in writing for permission to the NBB Student Research Committee.

Prior to registering for a second semester of NBB 499R you must complete NBB 221 (Neuroscience Research Methods)

You must pass a graduate level course (500 level or higher). If the class is four credits it can fulfill a NBB course requirement, assuming that your NBB academic advisor feels it is appropriate. A two credit course can fulfill the honors requirement. The graduate course must be taken for a letter grade. Your academic advisor will have a list of appropriate graduate course listings for you to consider.

Prepare a short research proposal (3-5 pages) describing your project. Submit it to any member of the NBB Student Research Committee

By the end of the First semester you must select a committee. The committee of at least three must have two Neuroscience & Behavioral faculty and one faculty member from outside the NBB Program. The two NBB faculty should have primary academic appointments in different departments.

Prepare an oral presentation (15-20 minutes) and a short written progress report for the committee sometime in the 2nd Semester. This should allow time for additional experiments if suggested by the committee. At this meeting determine when your committee wants to see the final draft of your written thesis and set a date for your final oral thesis defense.

Your oral presentation/defense should last about 30 minutes; this will be followed by questions from your committee. The general guidelines for Degrees of Honors (Honors, High Honors, Highest Honors) are discussed on the COLLEGE HONORS PROGRAM sheet.

 

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