The Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour – Mental Health Specialization is the scientific study of the human mind and behaviour, whereas Mental Health focuses on psychopathology – or what happens when thoughts or behaviours impinge on day-to-day functioning and well-being. This highly competitive program offers students a curriculum designed to study the genetic, neural, and cognitive processes underlying mental illnesses. It also seeks to teach students to evaluate human behaviour through assessment, diagnosis, and rehabilitation.
The Mental Health specialization provides a strong foundation in human sensation and perception, abnormal psychology, psychometrics, and cognitive neuroscience. It further prepares students for a wide variety of graduate trainings for professional careers promote mental wellness including Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Psychotherapy, Clinical Psychology, and Psychiatry.
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:
- 1 course from PSYCH 1XX3, 1FF3 with a grade of at least a 7.0 (B-)
- 1 course from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
- BIOLOGY 1A03, 1M03
- 1 course from BIOPHYS 1S03, CHEM 1A03, PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
- 3 courses from the Science 1 Course List
Typical Second-Year Courses
Human Perception & Congition
Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology
Animal Behaviour & Evolution
Integrative PNB Through Scientific Writing
Description Statistics and Research Methods
Perspective in PNB
Abnormal Psychology: Fundamentals and Major Disorders