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  • Objectives
    Our department combines a tradition of excellence in research with modern and multidisciplinary teaching in the major areas of biology including animal behavior, biochemistry, cell biology, developmental biology, ecology, evolution, genetics, genomics, microbiology, molecular biology, insect biology and plant biology. Our programs offer students an intellectually stimulating environment, with many opportunities to conduct research in state-of-the-art facilities. We emphasize experimentation and combine course-related laboratory work with opportunities in research laboratories. Students at all levels are encouraged to acquire familiarity with advanced research techniques.
  • Academic Title
    Bachelor of Science (Combined Honours) in Neuroscience
  • Course description
    Neuroscience
    B.Sc. Combined Honours (20.0 credits)

       1. Credits Included in the Major CGPA (12.5 credits):

       1. 3.0 credits in BIOL 1003, BIOL 1004, BIOL 2001, BIOL 2200, BIOL 2104, and BIOL 3305;
       2. 1.0 credit in BIOL, BIOC or CHEM;
       3. 1.5 credits in BIOL, BIOC or CHEM at the 3000-level or above;
       4. 4.0 credits in PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, PSYC 2001, PSYC 2200, PSYC 2700, PSYC 3200 [1.0] and PSYC 4200;
       5. 0.5 credit in PSYC 2002 (for students who plan to complete PSYC 3000 - see Item 10 below) or 0.5 credit from: PSYC 3202, PSYC 3203 (BIOL 3605), PSYC 3204, PSYC 3205, PSYC 3207, PSYC 4001 (with permission), or PSYC 4207;
       6. 1.0 credit from PSYC 3202, PSYC 3203 (BIOL 3605), PSYC 3204, PSYC 3205, PSYC 3207, PSYC 3700 [1.0], PSYC 4001 (with permission), PSYC 4207;
       7. 0.5 credit from BIOL 3802, BIOL 4317 or BIOC 4007;
       8. 1.0 credit in PSYC 4907 [1.0] or BIOL 4908 [1.0];

       2. Credits Not Included in the Major CGPA (7.5 credits):

       9. 1.0 credit in MATH 1007and MATH 1107;
      10. 1.0 credit in PSYC 3000 [1.0] (for students who have completed PSYC 2002) or 1.0 credit in STAT 2507 and STAT 2509;
      11. 1.5 credits in CHEM 1000 [1.0] and CHEM 2203;
      12. 1.0 credit in (PHYS 1007 and PHYS 1008) or (PHYS 1001 and PHYS 1002);
      13. 0.5 credit in NSCI 1000 or approved Arts or Social Sciences, not in PSYC;
      14. 1.5 credits in Approved Arts or Social Sciences, not in PSYC or BIOL;
      15. 1.0 credits in free electives. Note: the topic for Item 8 above must be in neurophysiology, animal behaviour, neuropsychology or a related topic.

    NSCI 1000 [0.5 credit]
    Seminar in Science
    This cross-disciplinary course presents a survey of current issues in science. The course provides new science students with an orientation to the study of science at the university level. The course is structured around seminars, oral and written presentations.
    Restricted to students in the first year of B.Sc. programs or B.A. Biology programs.
    Lectures and tutorials three hours a week.


    PSYC 1001 - Introduction to Psychology I
    PSYC 1002 - Introduction to Psychology II
    PSYC 2001 - Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology
    PSYC 2002 - Introduction to Statistics in Psychology
    PSYC 2003 - Origins of Modern Psychology
    PSYC 2009 - Psychology Research Laboratory
    PSYC 2100 - Introduction to Social Psychology
    PSYC 2200 - Biological Foundations of Behaviour
    PSYC 2301 - Introduction to Health Psychology
    PSYC 2400 - Introduction to Forensic Psychology
    PSYC 2500 - Foundations of Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 2600 - Introduction to the Study of Personality
    PSYC 2700 - Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    PSYC 2800 - Introduction to Human Factors
    PSYC 3000 - Design and Analysis in Psychological Research
    PSYC 3100 - Social Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3101 - Applied Social Psychology
    PSYC 3102 - Cognitive Processes in Social Psychology
    PSYC 3103 - Group Processes in Social Psychology
    PSYC 3105 - Organizational Psychology
    PSYC 3200 - Behavioural Neuroscience (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3202 - Sensory Processes
    PSYC 3203 - Field Course in Animal Behaviour
    PSYC 3204 - Drugs and Behaviour
    PSYC 3205 - Psychopharmacology and Behavioural Medicine
    PSYC 3207 - Human Neuropsychology
    PSYC 3300 - Health and Illness (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3400 - Forensic Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3402 - Criminal Behaviour
    PSYC 3403 - Addiction
    PSYC 3405 - Psychology of Motivation and Emotion
    PSYC 3500 - Developmental Psychology (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3505 - Exceptional Children
    PSYC 3506 - Cognitive Development
    PSYC 3507 - Social Development
    PSYC 3508 - Child Language
    PSYC 3600 - Personality (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3603 - Psychology of Women
    PSYC 3604 - Abnormal Psychology
    PSYC 3606 - Issues in Personality
    PSYC 3700 - Cognition (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3702 - Perception
    PSYC 3709 - Language Processing and the Brain
    PSYC 3800 - People and Technology (Honours Seminar)
    PSYC 3901 - Practicum in Community Psychology
    PSYC 3902 - Practicum in Community Psychology
    PSYC 3903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 1
    PSYC 4001 - Special Topics in Psychology
    PSYC 4008 - Human Assessment
    PSYC 4200 - Seminar on Current Research in Neuroscience
    PSYC 4207 - Neuropsychology of Memory Disorders
    PSYC 4300 - History and Theory of Psychology: Selected Topics
    PSYC 4402 - Police Psychology
    PSYC 4500 - Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology
    PSYC 4703 - Cognition and Instruction
    PSYC 4704 - Psychology and Language
    PSYC 4800 - Aspects of Product Design Methodology
    PSYC 4805 - Social Aspects of Computer Use
    PSYC 4900 - Independent Study
    PSYC 4902 - Independent Study
    PSYC 4903 - Co-operative Work Term Report 2
    PSYC 4904 - Co-operative Work Term Report 3
    PSYC 4905 - Essay for B.A. (Honours) in Psychology
    PSYC 4907 - Thesis for B.Sc. with Honours in Psychology
    PSYC 4908 - Thesis for B.A. with Honours in Psychology

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