Courses

Year 1

BIOL 107
CHEM 101, 261
*6 junior ENGL or WRS
MATH 113 or 114
MATH 115 or STAT 141 or 151
PHYS 124, 126
PSYCO 104


Year 2

BIOCH 200
BIOL 207
CHEM 263
NEURO 210
PHYSL 212, 214 (Students must be manually enrolled in both courses by the Department of Physiology. Registration via Bear Tracks is not possible.)
PSYCO 275
*6 in Science options
*3 in Arts options


Year 3

NEURO 375
PMCOL 371 or ZOOL 342 but not both.
PHYSL 372
One of PSYCO 371, 375, 377; GENET 270, 390; ZOOL 344
*12 in approved options
*6 in Arts options


Year 4

Honors in Neuroscience students may choose from two research streams during their fourth year of study. Research Stream A (Independent Study and Laboratory Research) allows for *6 or *9 credits of independent study and research in one or more labs in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. This stream provides flexibility and allows for exposure to multiple research areas. Research Stream B (Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Neuroscience) involves *12 in independent study and research to be performed in the lab of a single faculty member in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, with the development of an undergraduate honors research thesis. This option is therefore a more intensive research experience allowing for more time and independent study in a neuroscience lab, and will culminate with a written research thesis and oral thesis defense.

Research Stream A (Independent Study and Laboratory Research):

NEURO 450
NEURO 451 and/or 452
*6 chosen from the following courses covering topics in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: NEURO 410; PHYSL 444; PMCOL 412; 512; PSYCO 478.
*6 chosen from the following courses covering topics in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience: NEURO 443, 472, 496; PHYSL 403, 405; PSYCI 511; PSYCO 471, 475.
*6 (if NEURO 450, 451 and 452 are taken) or *9 (if NEURO 450 and one of NEURO 451 or 452 are taken) of Science options.
*3 in Arts options


Research Stream B (Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Neuroscience):

*6 NEURO 498 and *6 NEURO 499
*6 chosen from the following courses covering topics in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: NEURO 410; PHYSL 444; PMCOL 412, 512; PSYCO 478
*6 chosen from the following courses covering topics in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience: PSYCO 471; PHYSL 403, 405; NEURO 443, 472, 496; PSYCI 511.
*3 of Science options approved by the program coordinator for the Undergraduate Honors Program in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute
*3 in Arts options



Notes

  • Each student's program must include:
    • a minimum of *18 in Arts courses;
    • a minimum of *90 in Science courses;
    • no more than *12 in Outside (non-Science, non-Arts) courses;
    • no more than *42 at the junior level.
  • Each student's program must have the approval of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.
  • Approved science options in Years 1 to 3 may be chosen from science departments including BIOCH, BIOL, CELL, CHEM, CMPUT, EAS, ENT, GENET, IMIN, MATH, MICRB, PMCOL, PHYS, PHYSL, PSYCO, STAT. The 300- and 400-level options are preferable in Years 3 and 4. Science options must be approved by the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.
  • Courses in faculties outside of the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Arts that may be used as approved outside (non-science, non-arts) options include:
    • ANAT 200
    • ANAT 400
    • LABMP 400
    • PTHER 567
    • BME 520
    All other outside options require prior approval by the NMHI.
  • In the fourth year, all students must successfully complete an individual study program with members of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. This program can be chosen from either Research Stream A (Independent Study and Laboratory Research) or Research Stream B (Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Neuroscience).
  • Credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 107, 108, CHEM 101, 164, MATH 114, 115, PHYS 144, 146 and PSYCO 104.