Behavioural Neuroscience

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.

Sample Courses

PSYC 2520 - Introduction to Behavioural Neuroscience
PSYC 3450 - Human Cognition
PSYC 3750 - Animal Behaviour I


Career Opportunities

  • Audiologist
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Health educator
  • Law enforcement
  • Medical technician
  • Neuropsychologist

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.


Program Information

Faculty of Science




Bachelor of Science


St. John's

Honours Option:


Co-op Available:



4 years


Fall semester only

Application Deadline:

June 1

Supplementary Application:



Tuition InformationWebsite


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