Honours Neuroscience is geared towards undergraduate students who are interested in a career in neuroscience research. The program is jointly administered by the Departments of Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB).
Neuroscience is an inherently interdisciplinary field. Comprising all research related to neurons and nervous systems, neuroscience spans a vast array of topics, from the biophysical and electrochemical properties of nerve cells to the developmental biology of neural circuit formation to the information processing calculations carried out by the brain. To be able to comprehend past and current developments in neuroscience, and to contribute to future developments, students obtain a broad foundational skill set in biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, and physics, coupled with a strong introduction to the core areas of molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience.
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
- CHEM 1A03, 1AA3
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- 1 course from PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 1 course from PSYCH 1XX3, 1FF3
- 1 course from MATH 1AA3, 1B03, 1LT3, 1MP3, COMPSCI 1MD3
Typical Second-Year Courses
Integrative Physiology of Animals
Organic Chemistry 1
Organic Chemistry 2
NEUROSCI 2XN0 A/B
Electricity and Magnetism 1
Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology