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Course Selection

Enrolment in the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience is limited and admission into this module in Year 2 and progression into Year 3 and 4, requires the completion of certain courses with the appropriate marks and averages.  See the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience in the Academic Calendar for more details.  The sections below provide a bit more information than what is housed in the Academic Calendar.

Optional courses are not indicated in the sections below but students should note that they require 20.0 credits for this degree, including 1.0 course from Category B.

Year 1 course selection

Principal courses:

1.0 course from: Biology 1001A and 1002B (students in faculties other than Science in Year 1 may take Biology 1201A and 1202B)
1.0 course: Psychology 1000
1.0 course: Chemistry 1301A and 1302B
1.0 course from: Calculus 1000A/B or 1500A/B, 1301A/B or 1501A/B, Mathematics 1225A/B, 1228A/B, 1229A/B, 1600A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B, Applied Mathematics 1201A/B. 

Additional course required:

1.0 first-year course in physics must be completed prior to Year 3. Whether taken in first or second year, a minimum mark of 60% must be achieved in each of two courses in physics, as follows:

0.5 course from: Physics 1028A, 1301A/B or 1501A/B
0.5 course from: Physics 1029B, 1302A/B or 1502A/B

If 1.0 Physics course is not taken in Year 1, then students can select another course numbered 1000-1999 as an option.

Link to Academic Calendar for Honors Specialization in Neuroscience

Year 2 course selection

Modular courses:

1.0 course: Neuroscience 2000 (minimum mark of 75% is required)
0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A
0.5 course: Biology 2382B
1.0 course from:  Psychology 2810* or the combination of Biology/Statistics 2244A/B + Computer Science 2120A/B
1.0 course: Psychology 2800E

NOTE:

  • Although the Academic Calendar states that a minimum of 3.5 of the modular courses must be completed in Year 2, the only course that can actually be deferred until Year 3 is Computer Science 2120A/B. All of the other 2000-level courses are necessary prerequisites for the 3000-level courses required in the module
  • Students interested in keeping open the option of applying to Year 3 BMSc must take either Biology or Statistics 2244A/B.
    *Psychology 2810 may not be used in lieu of Biology or Statistics 2244A/B in any basic medical science module other than the Honors Specialization in Neuroscience.

Link to Academic Calendar for Honors Specialization in Neuroscience

Year 3 course selection

Modular courses:

0.5 course: Neuroscience 3000F/G (minimum mark of 75% is required)
1.0 course: Pharmacology 3620
0.5 course: Physiology 3140A
0.5 course: Psychology 3224A/B
1.0 course from: Psychology 3138F/G, 3139A/B, 3185F/G, 3209F/G, 3221F/G, 3225A/B, 3226A/B, 3228A/B, 3230F/G, 3285F/G, 3312F/G, 3316F/G, 3440F/G, 3441F/G, 3442F/G, 3443F/G, 3444F/G, 3485F/G.

NOTES:

  • to progress to Year 4, students must complete at least 3.0 modular courses in Year 3. One half course in Psychology may be delayed until Year 4 - the other modular courses are prerequisites for 4000-level courses and must be completed in Year 3.
  • Although it isn't stated in the Academic Calendar, either Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B can be used in place of Psychology 2810 as the statistics prerequisite for the Psychology courses above.  The online registration system should recognize either 2244A/B course as an acceptable statistics prerequisite - no special permission is required.
  • Computer Science 2120A/B may be taken in Year 3 for those students who completed either Biology or Statistics 2244A/B in Year 2

The following 3000-level Psychology courses are not offered in 2017/18: 3230F/G, 3285F/G, 3312F/G, 3441F/G, 3443F/G

Link to Academic Calendar for Honors Specialization in Neuroscience

Year 4 course selection

Modular courses:

1.5 courses: Neuroscience 4000E (Honors Thesis = 1.5 courses)
0.5 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4451F, 4452B, Pharmacology 4370B, 4380B
0.5 course from: Physiology 4630B, 4650A, 4680B, 4710A
0.5 course from: Psychology 4190F/G, 4195F/G, 4222F/G, 4223F/G, 4224F/G, 4290F/G, 4295F/G

**The following 3000-level Psychology courses are not offered in 2017/18: 3230F/G, 3285F/G, 3312F/G, 3441F/G, 3443F/G**

**The following 4000-level Psychology courses are not offered in 2017/18: 4190F/G, 4223F/G, 4290F/G, 4295F/G

Link to Academic Calendar for Honors Specialization in Neuroscience

 

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