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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- 1 grade 12 English U/M course; 1 grade 12 4U Advanced Functions; 2 grade 12 U Science courses or 1 Science + 1 Math; 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
If you are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, you must complete your application through the Ontario Universities Application Center (OUAC).
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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 (Honours) in Behavioural Neuroscience
Students must follow these regulations in order to meet graduation requirements for the BA or B.Sc.
Specialization in Behavioural Neuroscience
BIOL 1506E Biology I
BIOL 1507E Biology II
CHMI 1006E General Chemistry I #
CHMI 1007E General Chemistry II
PHYS 1006E Introductory Physics I
PHYS 1007E Introductory Physics II
PSYC 1105E Introduction to Psychology
6 credits in MATH or COSC
# Students lacking grade 12 4U Chemistry must first take CHMI 1031.
Second and Third Years
CHMI 2227E Biochemistry I
CHMI 2426E Organic Chemistry I
CHMI 2427E Organic Chemistry II
CHMI 3226E Biochemistry II
CHMI 4297E Biochemistry of the Immune System
NATS 3106E Scientific Writing and Communication
NSCI 2606E Brain and Behaviour
NSCI 2617E Human Neuropsychology
NSCI 3506E Neuropharmacology
NSCI 3507E Behavioural Neurobiology
STAT 2126E Introduction to Statistics
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
CHMI 3217E Biochemistry of Nucleic Acids
OR CHMI 4217E Biomembranes, Structure and Function
NATS 4005E Honours Thesis
NSCI 4706E Advanced Neuroanatomy
NSCI 4707E Behaviour and the Electromagnetic Chemical Basis of Behaviour
NSCI 4907E Current Developments in the Neurosciences
PSYC 3256E Design and Analysis I
OR 3 CHMI credits at the 3000 or 4000 level
3 credits from the following:
BIOL 4717E Animal Behaviour
NATS 3206E Internship
PSYC 4206E Adolescent and Adult Clinical Psychology
PSYC 4207E Clinical Child Psychology
6 elective credits
Note: Students may not exceed 48 credits at the 1000 or 9100 level in their degree program.
SCOM 4006EL is recommended as an elective.