Behavioural Neuroscience

Seek to understand the nature of individuals and why they behave the way that they do.

Behavioural Neuroscience prepares students interested in studying human behaviour with neurobiological perspectives.

Emphasis on a broad range of topics, from understanding behaviour to the complex molecular biology of the junctions between nerves and muscles. The courses required in this program correspond with admission requirements to medical schools and biomedical and psychology graduate programs.

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Delivery Method: On campus
Program Language: English

Ontario High School Applicants

1 grade 12 English U/M course

1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions

1 grade 12 U/M Science course

1 additional grade 12 U/M Math or Science course

2 other grade 12 U/M courses 

A minimum overall average of 70% in the 6 best grade 12 U/M courses


Additional information for applicants who have completed Advanced Placement courses.

Additional information for applicants who have completed the International Baccalaureate.

 

Applicants from outside an Ontario High School 

International Students

Canadian High School Applicants from outside Ontario

Applicants from Colleges

Applicants from other Universities

Mature Students

For Current Students

The degree options listed below are for the upcoming academic year, not the current academic year. If you are a current student looking for which courses to take in order to complete your degree options from a previous academic year's curriculum, please consult with an academic advisor.


Bachelor of Science (4 year) in Behavioural Neuroscience

Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.

 

Specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience

First Year

   BIOL 1506E          Biology I

   BIOL 1507E          Biology II

   CHMI 1006E         General Chemistry I#

   CHMI 1007E         General Chemistry II

   PHYS 1006E         Introductory Physics I

                 OR

   PHYS 1206E Physics for the Life Science I

   PHYS 1007E         Introductory Physics II

                  OR

   PHYS 1207E Physics for the Life Science II

   PSYC 1105E         Introduction to Psychology

   6 credits in MATH or COSC

 

#             Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1041.

 

Second and Third Years

   CHMI 2227E        Biochemistry I

   CHMI 2426E        Organic Chemistry I

   CHMI 2427E        Organic Chemistry II

   CHMI 3226E        Biochemistry II

   PSYC 2127E       Scientific Method and Analysis II

   PSYC 2606E       Brain and Behaviour

   PSYC 2617E       Human Neuropsychology

   PSYC 3506E       Neuropharmacology

   PSYC 3507E       Behavioural Neurobiology

   STAT 2126E        Introduction to Statistics

   CHMI 4297E        Biochemistry of the Immune System

   3 PSYC credits at the 2000 or 3000 level

   6 BIOL credits from the following:

                BIOL 2007E          Genetics

                BIOL 2026E          Introduction to Microbiology

                BIOL 3026E          Applied and Environmental Microbiology

                BIOL 3726E          Animal Histology

                BIOL 3756E          Vertebrate Physiology

                BIOL 4797E          Environmental Physiology

 

   12 upper year BIOL credits, at least 6 of which must be at the 3000 or 4000 level

   6 elective credits in the sciences in subjects other than BIOL and CHMI

 

Fourth Year

   CHMI 3217E        Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids

                  OR

   CHMI 4217 Biomembranes, Structure and Function

   PSYC 4104E       Student’s Investigation

   PSYC 4706E       Advanced Neuroanatomy

   PSYC 4907E       Current Developments in the Neurosciences

   PSYC 3256E       Design and Analysis I


             OR     

   3 CHMI credits at the 3000 or 4000 level

   6 credits from the following:

                BIOL 4717E          Animal Behaviour

                PSYC 4206E        Adolescent and Adult Clinical Psychology

                PSYC 4207E        Clinical Child Psychology

                PSYC 4707E        Behaviour and the Electromagnetic Chemical Basis of Behaviour

   3 elective credits

 

Note:    Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.

Year:

BIOL-1506EL - Biology I BIOL-1507EL - Biology II CHMI-1006EL - General Chemistry I CHMI-1007EL - General Chemistry II PHYS-1006EL - Introductory Physics I PHYS-1007EL - Introductory Physics II PHYS-1206EL - Physics for the Life Science I PHYS-1207EL - Physics for the Life Science II PSYC-1105EL - Introduction to Psychology BIOL-2007EL - Genetics BIOL-2026EL - Introduction to Microbiology CHMI-2227EL - Biochemistry I CHMI-2426EL - Organic Chemistry I CHMI-2427EL - Organic Chemistry II PSYC-2127EL - Scientific Method and Analysis II PSYC-2606EL - Brain and Behaviour PSYC-2617EL - Human Neuropsychology
STAT-2126EL - Introduction to Statistics BIOL-3026EL - Applied and Environmental Microbiology BIOL-3726EL - Animal Histology BIOL-3756EL - Vertebrate Physiology CHMI-3217EL - Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids CHMI-3226EL - Biochemistry II PSYC-3256EL - Design and Analysis I PSYC-3506EL - Neuropharmacology PSYC-3507EL - Behavioural Neurobiology BIOL-4717EL - Animal Behaviour BIOL-4797EL - Environmental Physiology CHMI-4217EL - Biomembranes CHMI-4297EL - Biochemistry-Immune System PSYC-4706EL - Advanced Neuroanatomy PSYC-4707EL - Behaviour and the Electromagnetic Chemical Basis of Behaviour PSYC-4907EL - Current Developments in the Neurosciences
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