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Neuroscience Major

Neuroscience (NEUR)

Admission Requirements

Investigating the Science of the Mind

 Study a Rapidly Evolving Field

Neuroscience is a rapidly emerging and interdisciplinary science that is uncovering the mysteries of how the brain and nervous system function, changing our understanding of animal and human behaviour, cognition and health.

 Investigate Complexities of the Brain

Your studies involve a series of core neuroscience courses that explore and apply perspectives to contemporary problems in neurological disease, toxicology and psychology. 

 Gain Hands-on Experience

Participate in research projects with professors to gain additional hands-on training for a career in this exciting field.

What Can You Do with a Degree in Molecular Biology and Genetics?

This major prepares students for professional programs in health science (medical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing), post-graduate degrees in neuroscience research, and provides a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, public health, teaching, and scientific publishing & journalism.

Here are just a few careers our Molecular Biology and Genetics graduates have successfully pursued:

  • Public health and policy
  • Biotechnology
  • Neuroethics
  • Neuroengineering
  • Neuroscientist
  • Behavioural therapist
  • Speech and language therapist
  • Social worker
  • Registered nurse

Why Neuroscience?

The brain is one of the most complex and important organs in the human body, yet one of the most poorly understood. The Neuroscience major empowers students to learn about the complexities of the nervous system and the human mind, from molecular and cellular, physiological and behavioural perspectives.  

Students in the Neuroscience NEUR program may also be interested in studying Psychology, Human Kinetics, Molecular Biology and Genetics, Nutritional and Nutraceutical SciencesBiomedical Toxicology, or select from our other majors.

NEUR Course Calendar

Amanda Reynolds
I chose this program beause I love all aspects of Biology, especially with structured courses for Biological Sciences in the first two years and the later years diving into Neuroscience and other electives.

Amanda Reynolds


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