Honours in Psychology (Neuroscience Option)Document Transcript
Honours in Psychology (Neuroscience Option) (revision 8/4/2009) Disclaimer: Although this document was prepared with care, it is only intended as a supplement to the Academic Undergraduate Calendar to assist with course selections. In case of a discrepancy, information in the Calendar is binding.If you are planning to pursue a Master’s or PhD degree in neuroscience or related disciplines, you should take thefollowing courses to achieve an honours degree. An honours degree with specialization in neuroscience provides a strongfoundation for postgraduate studies in experimental and neuroscience research, medicine, nursing, physical andoccupational therapy, speech-language pathology, and audiology. This guide will advise you about what courses to take tofulfill the requirements of a BScH in Psychology (Neuroscience Option).Courses to take in your first year of university: Courses to take in your third or fourth year: o Introductory Psychology (1013/1023) o Students will need to take 5 more courses (15 o Statistics and Probability (MATH 1213/1223 or hr) from the following list: Comparative 2233/2243, plus lab). Although the statistics Psychology (3133), Hormones, Drugs and course can also be taken in second year, it is Behaviour (3323), Human Neuropsychology highly recommended you do so in 1st year. (3383), Psycholinguistics (3613), Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (4323),Courses to take in your second year: Neurodegenerative Diseases (4343), Animal o Research Design and Analysis (2013/2023; plus Behaviour (BIO3143) and/or Motor Neurons lab) (KINE4373). o Statistics (MATH 1213/1223 or 2233/2243, plus lab), if not taken the previous year You must apply to the honours program in January of o Physiological Psychology (2133); and at least your third year. A program GPA of at least 3.33 (B+) or one of Introduction to Cognition (2143) and better, and grades of B- or better in 3243 and all other Sensory Processes (2173) courses used to fulfill the above requirements, is required to be accepted into the program.To fulfill breadth requirements, you need to take at leastone course from each of the following two groups. Most Courses to take in your fourth year:students fulfill these breadth requirements in their o Advanced Seminar in History and Systemssecond year. (4183) o Psychology Honours Thesis (4996) 1. Abnormal Psychology (2113) and/or Personality o Any course requirements not previously fulfilled (2123) 2. Social Psychology (2103) and/or Developmental A grade of B- or better is required in all courses used Psychology (2153) to fulfill the Honours requirements.To help you decide which classes to choose, look ahead Other Recommendations:to see which ones are prerequisites for the 3rd and 4th Although not required, students in the neuroscienceyear courses you want to take. option may consider taking some of the following courses from other departments (other than the onesCourses to take in your third year: mentioned specifically above), that are relevant to the o Advanced Research Methods (3243) * field of neuroscience: Human Biology 1 and 2 o Honours Seminar (3023)** (BIO1813/1823), Cell Biology (BIO2013), Principles of o At least one third year lab course: Cognitive Heredity (BIO2023), Human Physiology and Anatomy 1 Neuroscience (3053), Sensation and Perception and 2 (BIO2813/2823), Fundamental Chemistry 1 and 2 (3083), or Introductory Neuroscience (CHEM1013/1023), Organic Chemistry (CHEM2153), (BIO3063).** and Biochemistry (CHEM2713). * Must be taken in first term of third year. ** Note that Honours Seminar and the lab course can be done in third or fourth year, but will be of most help to you in your thesis if you take them in third year. Note that not all courses will necessarily be offered every year.