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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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Mentor Information  for Faculty

NBB 495A - Honors Research

Fall, Spring, Summer.  4 hours credit.  Honors research in neuroscience and behavioral biology.  Open to senior NBB majors enrolled in the College Honors Program. 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 QTM 100). Cannot be taken concurrently with NBB497R, NBB497W or NBB499R.  For anyone who declares NBB as their major in the fall of 2013 or later completion of 8 hours of any combination of NBB495 and NBB499 counts as two electives.  Taking a total of 4 credits of any combination of NBB495 and NBB499 would NOT qualify for an NBB elective. For those who declare their major prior to fall 2013 a maximum of one elective may be earned for taking four hours of NBB495A, NBB495B, NBB497R, NBB497W or NBB499R.

 

NBB 495BWR - Honors Research

Fall, Spring, Summer.  4 hours credit.  Open to senior NBB majors enrolled in the College Honors Program. 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, you must write and successfully defend an Honors thesis. (Fulfills Writing Requirement.)  Pre/co-requisites: Permission of instructor, NBB 221 (or QTM 100) and NBB495A (with permission of instructor, may substitute NBB499R).  Cannot be taken concurrently with NBB497R, NBB497W or NBB499R.  For anyone who declares NBB as their major in the fall of 2013 or later completion of 8 hours of any combination of NBB495 and NBB499 counts as two electives.  Taking a total of 4 credits of any combination of NBB495 and NBB499 would NOT qualify for an NBB elective.  For those who declare their major prior to fall 2013 a maximum of one elective may be earned for taking four hours of NBB495A, NBB495B, NBB497R, NBB497W or NBB499R

 

NBB 499R - Undergraduate Research

Fall, Spring, Summer.  1-4 hours credit (4 is highly recommended).  Independent faculty-mentored research. Registrants attend biweekly meetings to present progress reports of their ongoing research, discuss how to write proposals, papers, and give oral presentations.  Prerequisites:  Permission of instructor; for enrollment in a second semester, NBB 221 (or QTM 100) is required.  Cannot be taken concurrently with NBB495A, NBB495BW, NBB497R or NBB497W.  For anyone who declares NBB as their major in the fall of 2013 or later completion of 8 hours of any combination of NBB495 and NBB499 counts as two electives.  Taking a total of 4 credits of any combination of NBB495 and NBB499 would NOT qualify for an NBB elective.  For those who declare their major prior to fall 2013 a maximum of one elective may be earned for taking four hours of NBB495A, NBB495B, NBB497R, NBB497W or NBB499R.

 

 


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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