York’s undergraduate Neuroscience program has several unique features. Based on their interests, students choose one of three entry pathways by selecting Biology, Kinesiology & Health Science, or Psychology as their home program. The adventure begins with a solid science curriculum in first year, including the keystone course Frontiers in Neuroscience.
Each year then builds on the successes of the prior year. Students experience a broad neuroscience foundation in second year. In third year, they develop their understanding by choosing courses from the three specialization streams (cellular/molecular, cognitive/behavioural, or systems neuroscience), and put it all together with a stimulating, research-based capstone course in fourth year.
Typical First-Year Courses
- BIOL 1000 Biology I - Cells, Molecular Biology and Genetics
- BIOL 1001 Biology II - Evolution, Ecology, Biodiversity and Conservation Biology
- MATH 1505 Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences
- CHEM 1000 Chemical Structure
- CHEM 1001 Chemical Dynamics
- PSYC 1010 Introduction to Psychology
- NRSC 1001 Frontiers of Neuroscience
Students entering Faculty of Science, B.Sc., Spec. Hons. Neuroscience - Biology, will take the following 25 credits, plus 6 others for a total of 31 credits.
- English ENG4U
- Biology SBI4U
- Chemistry SCH4U
- Advanced Functions MHF4U
- Medical school
- Graduate school in the Neuroscience field,
- Clinical data collection
- Clinical research
- Community programming
- Analytical laboratory work
- Medical devices and therapies
- Regulatory affairs
- Science advocacy