Behavioural neuroscience is the general study of the relations between the structure and activity of the brain and its function in generating integrated adaptive behavioural responses. Memorial’s neuroscience program has strong links to the Faculty of Medicine, located on the same campus in St. John’s.
Psychology at Memorial
Our major program options in psychology provide students with a solid background in the science of psychology. They culminate with small classes offering direct, hands-on experience in conducting research in a wide variety of areas such as observation of sea bird behaviour, assessment of people’s attitudes, and experiments on memory and spatial learning.
In addition to the B.Sc. major and honours options in behavioural neuroscience, joint programs are offered in:
- behavioural neuroscience/biochemistry (B.Sc. honours)
- behavioural neuroscience/biology (B.Sc. honours)
- behavioural neuroscience/nutrition (B.Sc. honours)
The Department of Psychology offers a co-operative education option available to behavioural neuroscience majors.
Admission to the co-op option is competitive for a limited number of places.
- Clinical research assistant
- Clinical psychologist
- Health educator
- Law enforcement
- Medical technician
Note: some of these careers may call for supplementary education or preparation in the form of graduate studies, experiential learning or professional courses and exams.