Life Sciences Programs



OUAC Code:
Bachelor of Science
4-Year BSc (Honours) Neuroscience
4-Year BSc (Honours) Neuroscience Co-op
Program Description:
Neuroscience is the study of the nervous system and how it generates behaviour. You’ll study the link between neural function and behaviour at many levels, from the interactions between molecules to the interactions between people. These levels are reflected using techniques in molecular genetics, biochemistry, cellular physiology, neuroanatomy, electrophysiology, pharmacology, behavioural biology, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and kinesiology.

You may choose from three streams including neurobiology, neuropsychology or neuromotor systems. You’ll assist in active neuroscience laboratory research dealing with humans and non-humans. The university maintains close research and academic ties to the Ontario Brain Injury Association. This relationship enables you to work as volunteers in assessing, testing and implementing rehabilitation programs with individuals who have sustained a brain injury.

The Neuroscience Co-op program provides valuable work experience by combining academic and work terms over a five-year period. As a Co-op student, you’ll complete four academic terms prior to beginning your first work placement. You may wish to supplement this degree with our one-of-a-kind Med Plus program.


• physician, surgeon, nursing
• physical or occupational therapist, speech language pathologist
• pharmacist or toxicologist
• researcher or research technician in academia, medicine, or industry
• veterinarian, anesthesiologist rehabilitation, or dentistry
• rehabilitation for persons with neural complications
• professor
* Please note that some careers may require additional professional or graduate qualifications.


Entrance Requirements:
MHF4U or MCV4U (min. 70%), SCH4U (min. 70%), two from SBI4U, SPH4U, SES4U, a second 4U math or ENG4U. Strongly recommended subjects: ENG4U.

Applicants with 65-69% in SCH4U will be considered for admission, but will be required to pass a chemistry proficiency test or complete Introductory Chemistry (CHEM 1P00) prior to enrolling in CHEM 1F92. 

Expected Cut-off:
Mid 70s
Program Plan:
To see the courses that you will be taking within this program check the online Undergraduate Course Calendar

For more information contact
Heather Bellisario, Academic Advisor
905-688-5550 x4102