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Minor in Neuroscience

The Minor is composed of 25 credits, 13 required credits of required courses and 12 credits of complementary courses. A maximum of 6 credits can be counted both for the student's primary program and for the Minor in Neuroscience, where appropriate.

A full list of courses in the program can be found in the eCalendar:

Neuroscience Minor program entry

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Minor Neuroscience(25 Credits)

    Offered by:Science
    Degree:Bachelor of Science

Program Requirement:

This Minor is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of how the nervous system functions. The Minor is composed of 24-25 credits: 9 required and 15-16 complementary. For the 15-16 complementary credits, at least 12-13 must be from outside the student's home department and at least 6 of the 12-13 must be at the 400 or 500 level. All course selections for the Minor must be approved by the program’s adviser, Ryan Bouma(Email: ryan.bouma@mcgill.ca; Office: Dawson Hall, Rm 405). Note 1: A maximum of 6-7 credits can be counted for both the student's primary program and for the Minor in Neuroscience.

Required Courses (9 credits)


  • BIOL 200 Molecular Biology 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NSCI 200 Intro. to Neuroscience 1 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

  • NSCI 201 Intro. to Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
      Offered in the:
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Summer

Complementary Courses (16 credits)

15-16 credits selected as follows:

- At least 12-13 credits must be from outside the student's home department.

- At least 6 of the 12-13 credits have to be at the 400 or 500 level.


    0-10 credits from the following list of 200- and 300-level courses:

    * Students may select ANAT 212 or BIOC 212 or BIOL 201.

    ** Students may select either BIOL 306 or PHGY 314.

    Note 2: Since CHEM 212 is a prerequisite/corequisite for NSCI 200 and BIOL 200, students must take CHEM 212 if they have not yet done so.


    • ANAT 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOC 212 Molec Mechanisms of Cell Funct 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 201 Cell Biology & Metabolism 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 202 Basic Genetics 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 300 Molecular Biology of the Gene 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 306 Neural Basis of Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 320 Evolution of Brain & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 389 Laboratory in Neurobiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • CHEM 212 Intro Organic Chemistry 1 4 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • LING 390 Neuroscience of Language 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • NEUR 310 Cellular Neurobiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 311 Channels, Synapses & Hormones 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 314 Integrative Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 302 The Psychology of Pain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 311 Human Cognition and the Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 315 Computational Psychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 317 Genes and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 318 Behavioural Neuroscience 2 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 342 Hormones & Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    6-15 credits from the following list of 400- and 500-level courses:

    *** Students may select either BIOL 514 or PSYC 514.


    • BIOL 514 Neurobiology Learning Memory 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 530 Advances in Neuroethology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 532 Developmental Neurobiology Sem 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 580 Genet Approaches to Neur Syst 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • BIOL 588 Advances in Mol/Cell Neurobiol 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 425 Analyzing Physiological Sys. 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 451 Advanced Neurophysiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 520 Ion Channels 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 524 Chronobiology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PHGY 556 Topics in Systems Neuroscience 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 410 Sp Topics in Neuropsychology 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 427 Sensorimotor Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 444 Sleep Mechanisms and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 470 Memory and Brain 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 501 Auditory Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 506 Cognitive Neuroscience of Attn 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 514 Neurobiology Learning Memory 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 522 Neurochemistry and Behaviour 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 526 Advances in Visual Perception 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYC 532 Cognitive Science 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 455 Neurochemistry 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 500 Adv: Neur of Mtl Disorders 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    • PSYT 505 Neurobiology of Schizophrenia 3 Credits
        Offered in the:
      • Fall
      • Winter
      • Summer

    All course selections for the Minor in Neuroscience must be approved by an adviser. Contact ryan [dot] bouma [at] mcgill [dot] ca (Ryan Bouma), Interdisciplinary Programs Advisor, Science Office for Undergraduate Student Advising (SOUSA).