Fall 2013 – Summer 2014
|Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser|
Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary science devoted to the understanding of the nervous system. The brain is one of the most complex systems in the universe, and understanding how it functions is among the most challenging questions in science. Scientists are investigating the brain at many levels, from the molecules at synapses to complex forms of behaviour, and use methods of inquiry that are drawn from a number of disciplines, including molecular and cellular biology, physiology, behavioural sciences and cognitive psychology, computer science, and artificial intelligence. In addition, scientists are investigating the nervous system of many different animals, from simple invertebrates to humans. These wide-ranging investigations are providing a clearer understanding of how neurons work; how they communicate with one another; how they are organized into local or distributed networks; how the connections between neurons are established and change with experience; how neuronal function is influenced by pharmacological agents, and during disease states. As a result, we are gaining deeper insights into the neural basis of mental activity, as well as developing new therapeutic approaches to alleviate neurological and psychological diseases.
This Minor is intended to provide students with a basic understanding of how the nervous system functions. The Minor is composed of 25 credits: 13 required and 12 complementary. For the 12 complementary credits, at least 6 must be at the 400 or 500 level and not from the student's home department. All course selections for the Minor must be approved by the ...
For more information, see Minor Neuroscience (25 credits).
The Major program in Neuroscience is a focused program for students interested in how the nervous system functions. It is highly interdisciplinary and borrows principles and methodologies from a number of fields including: biology, biochemistry, physiology, psychology, as well as mathematics, physics, computer science, and immunology. To ensure that students have ...
For more information, see Major Neuroscience (65 credits).
The Honours program is intended for students who are interested in laboratory-based research and in acquiring a foundation in each of the 3 streams of the Neuroscience Major Program (cell and molecular; neurophysiology and computational; cognition and behaviour). Students are admitted to the program after one year in a major. The program is composed of 74 ...
For more information, see Honours Neuroscience (74 credits).