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  • Director of Neuroscience
  • Dr. Monroe Cohen
  • Department of Physiology
  • McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, Room 1150
  • 3655 Promenade Sir-William-Osler
  • Montreal QC H3G 1Y6
  • Website:
  • Interdisciplinary Programs Adviser
  • Ryan Bouma
  • Telephone: 514-398-7330
  • Email: ryan.bouma [at]

About Neuroscience

About Neuroscience

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; and 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.

Please note: New students are required to attend an information session held at the end of August. Please consult the neuroscience website in early August for the date and location.
Programs, Courses and University Regulations—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)

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

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...

For more information, see Minor Neuroscience (25 credits).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Major Neuroscience (65 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).

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) - Honours Neuroscience (74 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. ...

For more information, see Honours Neuroscience (74 credits).

Faculty of Science—2016-2017 (last updated Aug. 16, 2016) (disclaimer)
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