Behavioural Neuroscience (BSc)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) / Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Why study Behavioural Neuroscience?

Hormones, steroids and neurotransmitters start pumping through our brains the minute we’re born. Chemicals like adrenalin, cortisol, serotonin and dopamine play key roles in our emotions. When you study behavioural neuroscience, you’ll investigate the links between the chemical changes in the brain, emotions and behaviour.

The Behavioural Neuroscience option is designed for psychology students who want to research the neurobiology of behaviour. As a student, you’ll follow a core psychology curriculum. You’ll also:

  • Receive fundamental training in statistics and research methods
  • Study the history of psychology
  • Take courses in chemistry, biochemistry and biology

After graduation, you’ll have the skill and knowledge to pursue research, medicine or graduate studies in psychology.

Program details

A Bachelor of Science degree takes a minimum of three or four years (90 – 120 credits) of full-time study, depending on your academic background.

Program options

  • Honours in Psychology/Behavioural Neuroscience (66 credits)*
  • Specialization in Psychology/Behavioural Neuroscience (60 credits)

*Honours is a highly concentrated program, ideal for students planning to continue to graduate studies. If you are interested in Honours, speak with your program advisor in your first year of study at Concordia. Students applying to the University are able to apply to the specialization.

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