Courses

The Neuroscience degree is 120 credits including Neuroscience, general education, basic science, and prerequisite courses.

1st Year Courses

Depending on the pathway of entry, first year courses may vary (see below). All students in all three pathways will be required to take NRSC 1001 1.00; this is a 1-credit pass-fail course spread over two terms that will help establish the cohort and will expose students to the science and practice of Neuroscience.

Neuroscience – Kinesiology & Health Science

Students entering Faculty of Health, B.Sc., Spec. Hons. Neuroscience – Kinesiology & Health Science, will take the following 31 credits:

  • BIOL 1000 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • BIOL 1001 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • MATH 1505 Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences
  • KINE 1000 Sociocultural Perspectives in Kinesiology
  • KINE 1020 Fitness and Health
  • PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology
  • NRSC 1001 Frontiers of Neuroscience

Neuroscience - Psychology

Students entering Faculty of Health, B.Sc., Spec. Hons. Neuroscience - Psychology, will take the following 25 credits, plus 6 others for a total of 31 credits:

  • BIOL 1000 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • BIOL 1001 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • MATH 1505 Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences
  • PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology
  • CHEM 1000 Chemical Structure
  • CHEM 1001 Chemical Dynamics
  • NRSC 1001 Frontiers of Neuroscience

Neuroscience - Biology

Students entering Faculty of Science, B.Sc., Spec. Hons. Neuroscience - Biology, will take the following 25 credits, plus 6 others for a total of 31 credits:

  • BIOL 1000 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics
  • BIOL 1001 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
  • MATH 1505 Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences
  • CHEM 1000 Chemical Structure
  • CHEM 1001 Chemical Dynamics
  • PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology
  • NRSC 1001 Frontiers of Neuroscience

2nd, 3rd and 4th Year Courses:

Regardless of the entry pathway, beginning in 2nd year students who satisfy the continuation requirements enroll in courses to contribute to the 64 credits required for their neuroscience major including:

  • NRSC 2000 3.00 Fundamental Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
  • NRSC 2100 3.00 Systems, Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience
  • NRSC 2200 3.00 Neuroscience Techniques
  • PSYC 2021 3.00, or BIOL 2060 3.00, or KINE 2050 3.00 Statistics
  • NRSC 3000 3.00 Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology
  • PSYC 3250 3.00 Neural Basis of Behaviour
  • KINE 3650 3.00 Functional Neuroanatomy
  • NRSC 4000 6.00 or NRSC 4002 6.00
  • 12 credits from chosen stream plus 12 credits from alternative streams

Courses in the three streams are as follows:

Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience

  • KINE 3670 3.00 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience with Applications to Health
  • BIOL 4310 3.00 Physiology of Circadian Timing
  • BIOL 4370 3.00 Neurobiology
  • KINE 4230 3.00 Neuronal Development for Activity and Health
  • KINE 4505 3.00 Neurophysiology of Movement in Health and Disease

Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience

  • PSYC 2220 3.00 Sensation and Perception I
  • PSYC 2260 3.00 Cognition
  • PSYC 3140 3.00 Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 3265 3.00 Memory
  • PSYC 3270 3.00 Sensation and Perception II
  • PSYC 3495 3.00 Neuroscience of Aging & Cognitive Health
  • PSYC 4080 6.00 Neuropsychology of Abnormal Behaviour
  • KINE 4210 3.00 Disorders of Visual Cognition
  • PSYC 4260 3.00 Seminar in Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 4270 3.00 Seminar in Memory and Cognition
  • PSYC 4360 3.00 Visuospatial Memory and Goal-Directed Action

Systems Neuroscience

  • KINE 3020 3.00 Skilled Performance and Motor Learning
  • BIOL 4380 3.00 Systems Neuroscience
  • PSYC 4215 3.00 Neuroimaging of Cognition - fMRI Methods
  • KINE 4225 3.00 Principles of Neuro-motor Learning
  • KINE 4240 3.00 Applied Human Factors
  • KINE 4500 3.00 Neural Control of Movement
  • PSYC 4380 3.00 Seminar in Neuroscience: Rhythms of the Brain