In Honours Life Sciences – Sensory Motor Systems, students examine how we receive and respond to signals in our environment. This specialization provides a strong grounding in sensory processing from both psychology/perception and neuroscience/physiology perspectives and integrates these traditional approaches with training in biophysics.
A unique aspect to our programs involves the implementation of community-based projects and peer mentoring experiential opportunities that are tied to in-course experiences. This multi-disciplinary approach to studying the Life Sciences provides students with a broad perspective for problem-solving and to undertake post-graduate research in an emerging life science field.
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
- CHEM 1A03
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 1 course from BIOLOGY 1M03, EARTHSC 1G03, ENVIRSC 1C03, PSYCH 1XX3,1FF3
- 3 courses from the Science 1 Course List (Completion of PSYCH 1XX3, 1FF3 BIOLOGY 1M03 and CHEM 1AA3 is strongly recommended as they serve as prerequisites for required courses in Levels 2 and 3.)
Typical Second-Year Courses
Research Methods in Life Science
Fundamentals of Neuroscience
Living Systems Laboratory
Statistical Methods of Science
Human Anatomy and Physiology 1