SPECIALIST PROGRAM IN NEUROSCIENCE (SCIENCE)

Enrolment Requirements

Enrolment in the Program is limited. Students may apply after completing a minimum of 4.0 credits including 1.0 credit in each of biology, chemistry and psychology. Admission will be based on the cumulative GPA, with 2.8 or higher guaranteeing admission to the Specialist Program. Students with lower CGPAs will be considered to the extent that laboratory spaces are available. The minimum CGPA used to admit these students will be determined in May (after the Winter session) and August (after the Summer session). Application for admission will be made to the Office of the Registrar through ACORN, in April/May and July/August.

Program Requirements
This program requires completion of 14.0 credits:

1. 4.0 credits as follows:
BIOA01H3 Life on Earth: Unifying Principles
BIOA02H3 Life on Earth: Form, Function and Interactions
CHMA10H3 Introductory Chemistry I: Structure and Bonding
CHMA11H3 Introductory Chemistry II: Reactions and Mechanisms
[MATA30H3 Calculus I for Physical Sciences or MATA29H3 Calculus I for the Life Sciences]
[PHYA10H3 Physics I for the Physical Sciences or PHYA11H3 Physics I for the Life Sciences]
PSYA01H3 Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
PSYA02H3 Introduction to Clinical, Developmental, Personality and Social Psychology

2. 3.5 credits as follows:
BIOB10H3 Cell Biology
BIOB11H3 Molecular Aspects of Cellular and Genetic Processes
CHMB41H3 Organic Chemistry I
CHMB42H3 Organic Chemistry II
NROB60H3 Neuroanatomy Laboratory
[PSYB55H3 Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience or (PSYB65H3) Human Brain and Behaviour]
[STAB22H3 Statistics I or PSYB07H3 Data Analysis in Psychology]

3. 5.5 credits as follows:
BIOC12H3 Biochemistry I: Proteins & Enzymes
BIOC13H3 Biochemistry II: Bioenergetics & Metabolism
[(BIOC33H3) Human Physiology II: Lecture & Laboratory or BIOC34H3 Human Physiology II: Lecture]
NROC34H3 Neuroethology (Invertebrate Neurobiology)
NROC36H3 Molecular Neuroscience
NROC61H3 Learning and Motivation
[NROC60H3 Cellular Neuroscience Laboratory or NROC63H3 Neuroscience Laboratory]
NROC64H3 Sensorimotor Systems
NROC69H3 Synaptic Organization & Physiology of the Brain
PSYC08H3 Advanced Data Analysis in Psychology
PSYC62H3 Drugs & the Brain

4. 1.0 credit from the following:
BIOC14H3 Genes, Environment and Behaviour
BIOC32H3 Human Physiology I
BIOD19H3 Epigenetics in Health and Disease
BIOD27H3 Vertebrate Endocrinology
BIOD45H3 Animal Communication
BIOD65H3 Pathologies of the Nervous System
NROD08H3/​BIOD08H3 Theoretical Neuroscience
NROD60H3 Current Topics in Neuroscience
NROD61H3 Emotional Learning Circuits
(NROD63H3) Advanced Neuroscience Laboratory
NROD66H3 Drug Addiction
NROD67H3 Psychobiology of Aging
PSYD17H3 Social Neuroscience
PSYD33H3 Current Topics in Clinical Psychology
PSYD66H3 Current Topics in Human Brain & Behaviour
Note: 0.5 credit of NROD98Y3, Thesis in Neuroscience, may also be counted towards the completion of component 4.