Honours Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB) is designed for students with broad interests in the biological and neurosciences who want the freedom to choose the best courses from the Department of Biology and the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB). The program is uniquely interdisciplinary. Your studies can merge leading-edge knowledge from both fields, combining molecular biology, development, or ecology with the latest ideas in cognition, learning, or neurophysiology to gain a truly ‘big picture’ perspective of the living world.
The fourth year research thesis can be taken under the supervision of either a Biology or PNB faculty member, so you will gain exciting hands-on experience in topics as diverse as clinical studies of child development, fieldwork in behavioural ecology, cellular neuroscience, or the molecular biology of social learning and memory.
Enrollment in this program is limited.
Admission is by selection but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level 1 program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
- BIOLOGY 1A03, 1M03 with an average of 7.0 (B-) between the courses
- 1 course from PSYCH 1XX3, 1FF3 with a grade of at least 7.0 (B-)
- CHEM 1A03, 1AA3 with an average of 7.0 (B-) between the courses
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 1 courses from the Science 1 Course List
Typical Second-Year Courses
Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 2
Human Perception & Cognition
Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology
Animal Behavior & Evolution
Descriptive Statistics and Research Methods
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