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Honours Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour

(B. Sc)

This program is suited for students with an interest in both the biological and neuroscience fields. Students have the opportunity to experience courses from both the biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB) departments.  Moreover, students are provided with a program that combines molecular biology, ecology, or development, with the ideas from the fieds of cognition, learning, or neurophysiology. 


Future Pathways

Graduate Studies

Clinical Psychology




Genetic Counselling

Professional School (Medical, Law, Dental, etc.)

Hearing Pathology

Examples of

Upper Year Courses

BIOLOGY 2C03 - Genetics

CHEM 2OA3 - Organic Chemistry I

CHEM 2OB3 - Organic Chemistry II


PNB 2XA3 - Human Perception and Cognition


PNB 2XB3 - Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology


PNB 3XE3 - Inferential Statistics

Notable Professors

Daniel Goldreich - Investigates the sense of touch, from the physical stimulation to the perception of touch; understanding phenomena such as perceptual learning, sensory compensation in blindness, development and ageing, and sensory illusions


Deda Gillespie - Neural development, plasticity and sensory processing


Jennifer Ostovich - Human sexual attitudes and behaviours


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:


6 units from the following with an average of at least 7.0 (between the courses) is required:

BIOLOGY 1A03 - Cellular and Molecular Biology

BIOLOGY 1M03 - Biodiversity, Evolution and Humanity


3 units from the following, with a grade of at least B-, is required:

PSYCH 1XX3 - Foundations of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (recommended)

PSYCH 1FF3 - Survey of Biological Basis of Psychology


6 units from the following with an average of at least 7.0 (between the courses) is required:

CHEM 1A03 - Introductory Chemistry I

CHEM 1AA3 - Introductory Chemistry II


3 units from the following:

MATH 1A03 - Calculus For Science I 

MATH 1LS3 - Calculus for the Life Sciences I


3 units from the following:

PHYSICS 1A03 - Introductory Physics

PHYSICS 1C03 - Physics for the Chemical and Physical Sciences


3 units from the Science I Course List

NOTE - Completion of either PSYCH 1F03 - Survey of Psychology or PSYCH 1X03 - Introduction to Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour is required by the end of Level II, however, PSYCH 1X03 is strongly recommended in Level I.


For more information, please visit the Academic Calendar below:

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