This program integrates emerging infectious disease science with learning how to apply science through affecting government policy. This is a newly emerging field and the Georgetown GID program is one of the oldest in existence. Faculty in the Department of Biology (Drs. Armbruster, Bansal, Brinsmade, Elmendorf, Rolfes, Rosenwald, and Singer) accept students through the GID program.
The highly rated IPN program in neuroscience includes faculty from the medical center and main campus. Faculty in the Department of Biology (Drs. Casey, Donoghue, Huang, and Neale) accept students through the GID program.
The Environment initiative is intended to facilitate cooperation and support between different environmental groups and departments at Georgetown University, as well as to help sustainability-minded students find organizations that suit their interests.
The Center for the Environment aims to provide an evolving forum for the discussion, dissemination, and awareness of environmental issues affecting all areas of scholarship, education, and service at Georgetown. A minor is offered to undergraduate students through this program.
Located in the heart of the nation's capital, the Program on Science in the Public Interest promotes direct dialog with the government on critical scientific issues and helps to develop the next generation of citizen scientists.
The Department of Biology participates in the Post-Bac program for students who want to improve their science background to prepare for medical school. The program provides rigorous training in math and laboratory sciences, access to pre-medical advising and, upon completion of the certificate requirements, the opportunity to be evaluated and recommended by the Pre-Med Committee.
Sigma Xi is an international science honor society, currently has more than 60,000 members representing all scientific disciplines, pure and applied. The society was founded in 1886 at Cornell University, and today there are more than 500 chapters around the world. The Georgetown University chapter inducts faculty, graduate students and undergraduate students interested in conducting scientific research.
The Department of Neuroscience offers a rigorous program leading to a Master's in Integrative Neuroscience. The curriculum includes an extensive integrated overview of neuroscience, statistics, experimental design, and technical approaches. The MS degree can be complimented by the addition of one of two concentrations; integrative neuroscience with a concentration in science policy or integrative neuroscience with a concentration in laboratory research. Typical applicants to the program have a BS degree in neuroscience, biology, psychology (with a biology emphasis), or biochemistry.