Applying to McGill's Undergraduate Neuroscience Programs (Bachelor of Science)
Are you interested in pursuing an undergraduate program in neuroscience?
For detailed information on the Major Program please refer to Major program page.
For detailed information on the Honours Program please refer to Honours program page.
Applying to the Major Program
The Major in Neuroscience is a competitive entry program with admission limited to 50 students per year. For more detailed information on the program structure and content, consult the Major program page.
Applicants from Quebec CEGEPs:
CEGEP students are eligible to apply directly to the Bachelor of Science - Neuroscience Group when they submit an admissions application to McGill. Refer to Undergraduate Admissions for details on the application process, including deadlines and requirements.
Applicants from other schools (including Quebec high school):
All other students must complete one year of study in another program at McGill (and complete the Program Prerequisites listed in the eCalendar) before applying to enter the Neuroscience major. These students will normally apply to the Bachelor of Science – Biological, Biomedical, Life Science (BBL) Group. Refer to Undergraduate Admissions for details on the application process to the BBL Group, including deadlines and requirements.
Applicants from McGill (after completing one year of study at McGill):
Applicants must have:
- Completed the Program Prerequisites outlined in the eCalendar.
- Obtained a CGPA of at least 3.20
- Note: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Major Neuroscience program.
The Neuroscience Major is a limited-enrolment interdisciplinary program. Students should register for and follow the curriculum of an alternate program until receiving confirmation of acceptance into the Neuroscience Major. Students will be informed of the decision concerning their admission after the grades for the Winter semester have been recorded and the applications assessed (late June).
Current McGill students who wish to apply to the undergraduate Major in Neuroscience are required to complete two (2) separate applications:
1) The Neuroscience application. Applications are now closed for Fall 2022. The form for Fall 2023 will be open in early April.
2) The Inter/Intrafaculty Transfer application on Minerva.
- Information and deadlines for this application can be found on the SOUSA degree transfer website.
Applying to the Honours Program
The Honours Neuroscience Program is a limited-enrolment program. For more detailed information on the program structure and content, consult the Honours Program page.
If students are admitted to the honours program, then they will take courses that cover all three of the neuroscience streams while also pursuing an honours research project.
The application to the Honours Program occurs after completion of the 1st year of the neuroscience program.
- Applicants must have taken a minimum of 27 graded credits in their U1 year;
- Applicants must have a CGPA of at least 3.5, and must have obtained minimum grades of B+ in both NSCI 200 and NSCI 201, as well as a minimum grade of C in BIOL 200, BIOC 212 or BIOL 201, and CHEM 212.
- Open only to students pursuing the major in neuroscience program.
Note: meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission to the Honours Neuroscience program.
The application is made via the Honours webform and the deadline is due May 15, the application will open in early April. Late applications will not be considered. Applicants will be notified of admission decisions in early July (after the grades for the winter semester have been recorded and applications have been processed).
Applying to the Minor Program
Bachelor of Science students can declare the minor program in Minerva. The minor program is open only to Faculty of Science students. Please refer to the Changing Programs page for further details.
Email for prospective students: prospective.neuroscience [at] mcgill.ca