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Behavioural Neuroscience

Seek to understand the nature of individuals and why they behave the way that they do.


Analyze the structural, chemical, and electromagnetic organization of the brain. Study the relationships that exist between behaviour and the mind.

Study a discipline that strives to relate to all aspects of behaviour, experiences, feelings to changes in the chemistry, cell activity, and the physics of the brain.

Understand why abnormal changes in the physical properties of the brain are responsible for many psychological and social adaptation problems. Discover the specific changes that can produce special behaviours, such as unique talents.

Enjoy a program that is designed to meet the growing demand for scientists and technicians with a broad knowledge of both behavioural and biochemical sciences. Equip yourself with all the necessary knowledge for medical school, research, biomedical and psychology graduate programs.

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Éléments clés

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Four-year program that prepares students interested in studying human behaviour with neurobiological perspectives, leading to an Honours Bachelor of Science in Behavioural Neuroscience
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Opportunity for third-year students who display exceptional dedication and skill to work in research laboratories on cutting-edge neuroscience projects
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All students must complete a fourth-year thesis

Perspectives de carrière

Graduates can rest assured knowing there is a multitude of career options they can explore post-graduation. Some career options include, but are not limited to:

  • Biology
  • Dentistry
  • Graduate studies
  • Medicine
  • Neuroscience,
  • Psychology
  • Research,
  • Teaching in colleges or universities

Many of these careers can be found in the public and private sector.

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Allison Chown

Enrolling in the B.Sc. in Behavioural Neuroscience was the best decision I’ve ever made. The opportunities that it has led to, the development I experienced as a learner and critical thinker, and the amazing faculty are some of the many reasons why. In addition, it is very rare to be able to conduct research during an undergraduate degree. Not only did I get to do this, but in my third year, I was given the opportunity to design my own research project and conduct it. The support I received on this project was incredible. I was interested in using stem cell therapy for neurodegenerative diseases (for example, Parkinson’s Disease) so I received help in designing a project to work towards this. It was the perfect combination of self-learning and help from faculty and graduate students. This developed my skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, and taught me what research really was. This degree was everything an undergrad program should be. It taught me to love my education, to ask questions, and to find ways to answer them. It developed my interest in not only the brain but in healthcare, in education, and in the importance of learning what you are passionate about.

A young student beside a scientific poster on the:  Crosstalk between astrocytes and neurons and how they relate to cognitive deficits

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