Neuroscience (Honours)

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

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What you will learn in this program

Neuroscience scholars ask questions such as: Why do we experience emotions? What role do odours play in mothers bonding with their offspring? How are memories stored and retrieved?

Neuroscience is a rapidly expanding branch of the life sciences that examines brain and behaviour. This degree will provide you with a broad understanding of the molecular and cellular foundations of the behavioural processes that allow animals and humans to respond to the challenges encountered in daily life. During the course of your studies, much of your learning will occur while actively working on problems in class, during tutorials, and in the laboratory.

Career opportunities

​​Neuroscientists have global opportunities to work in areas such as biotechnology, biomedical research, pharmaceuticals, public health services, and more. A degree in Neuroscience can also be used as a stepping-stone to graduate studies or another professional degree such as medicine or veterinary medicine.

Courses you'll take:

General Chemistry (Structure and Bonding), Introduction to Neuroscience, Linear Methods I, Scientific and Critical Reasoning, ​​Energy Flow in Biological Systems

Admission requirements and information

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Through his five years at UCalgary completing his degree in neuroscience, Bogdan Knezevic excelled in athletics and academics, consistently maintaining a 4.0 GPA, earning him a place on the Dean’s List. He was also an Academic All-Canadian Scholar Athlete and Academic All-Americas Athlete for his accomplishments as a swimmer — he has won a number of varsity, national and international medals. He won the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship in 2014.

Star student athlete becomes Rhodes Scholar

Did you know? You can earn two degrees in five years. Learn more about combined degree program options.

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Join our community in fall 2018

We'll be accepting applications to attend the University of Calgary in fall 2018 starting on Sunday, October 1, 2017. You'll be able to submit an application until Thursday, March 1, 2018. Check out our student experience page to find out more about what life is like on campus or consider visiting campus for a tour led by one of our current students.

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Faculty Information

Faculty of Science
Biological Sciences, Room 570
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4
403.220.5516