Undergraduate Program - Bachelor of Science

As of Fall 2017, there will be no new admissions in the Bachelor of Science (Major & Minor) in Psychology: Brain and Cognition. Instead, the University of Guelph will offer Bachelor of Science (Major & Minor) in Neuroscience (NEUR).

This Honours program provides a foundation in the natural sciences and an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of nervous system structure and function, and the skills required for independent inquiry within neuroscience. The specialization is unique in its emphasis on integrative/interdisciplinary problem solving. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program that emphasizes molecular and biomedical neuroscience, behavioural and cognitive neuroscience, or comparative neuroscience.

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

The Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience is a collaborative program that includes the departments of Molecular & Cellular Biology, Psychology, Human Health and Nutritional Sciences, and Integrative Biology.

Students interested in Psychology and Neuroscience should contact the Department of Psychology to obtain additional information prior to the inclusion of the NEUR programs in the academic calendar 2017/2018.

Bachelor of Science

The discipline of Psychology is normally associated with the social sciences, the biological sciences, and the health professions. Specialization in Psychology at Guelph is available as a B.A. honours program major, a B.A. honours program major (co-op), and as an honours specialization in the B.SC. program (described in the schedule of studies for B.SC. programs).

Through its different undergraduate programs, the Psychology Department attempts to provide a) a broad general education emphasizing psychological theory and methodology, with an empirical basis in course work (e.g. experiments and projects); b) an appropriate background in psychology for those who leave the University with an undergraduate degree to embark on careers in related areas (e.g. social services); and c) a sound preparation for graduate study in psychology. Students intending to apply for admission to graduate programs in Psychology are advised to refer to the Graduate Studies Advisory Note.

A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology is required to enter or continue in the Honours Psychology program major in semesters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.