Major in Behavioural Neuroscience
Suggested Course Sequence
Admission to the Behavioural Neuroscience major is competitive and selective. Students who wish to enter these programs must submit a completed online application form by June 1 for Fall semester registration.
To be eligible for admission, students must have completed the 24 credit hours listed below with an average of at least 65% in Psychology 1000/1001 and an overall average of at least 60% in Psychology, Critical Reading and Writing, and Mathematics:
- Psychology 1000, 1001
- Six credit hours in Critical Reading and Writing (CRW) courses, including at least 3 credit hours in English courses.
- Mathematics 1000, or two of 1090, 1050, 1051 (or equivalents).
- Six credit hours of electives (9 if only Mathematics 1000 is completed).
Students who fulfil the eligibility requirements compete for a limited number of available spaces. Selection is based on academic performance, normally cumulative average and performance in recent courses.
Students typically apply after their first year, when they have completed the 24 credit hours list above. The deadline for applying is June 1 for Fall registration.
Suggested Course Sequence for Behavioural Neuroscience Students
It is a student’s responsibility to ensure that they are registered for the appropriate courses and are familiar with all program regulations. The University Calendar is the authority on university regulations.
|Psychology 2910||Psychology 2911|
|Psychology 2930 or 2520||Psychology 2520 or 2930|
|Chemistry 1050 or Physics 1020 (1050)||Chemistry 1051 or Physics 1021 (1051)|
|Science course which satisfies 188.8.131.52||Science course which satisfies 184.108.40.206|
Years 3 and 4
Behavioural Neuroscience students must take 3800: Cellular Neuroscience and 3820: Research Techniques in Behavioural Neuroscience, and then take one of the following 7 courses:
3050 Developmental Psychology
3100 Social Psychology
3450 Human Cognition
3620 Personality Theory and Research
3650 Abnormal Psychology
3750 Animal Behaviour
Students must take two 4000-level courses, one of which must be a research experience course, and one of which must be a selected topics course.
Additional course info can be found in the Calendar