New applicants should refer to A.2 "Admission Requirements" in the Undergraduate Admissions section of this Calendar for general regulations regarding admission requirements to the University of Calgary.
Space in the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience program is limited to 30 students each year. Admission is highly competitive and is based on high school averages or university GPA. Students with excellent non-academic records are encouraged to explore the A.15 “Diverse Qualifications Admission Policy”.
New applicants are considered for admission to the first or third years of the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree program only. There is no second year admission. To be eligible for first year admission consideration, applicants must be coming directly from high school and/or presenting no more than two half-course equivalent transferable post-secondary courses (including University of Calgary courses). To be considered for admission to third year, transfer applicants must have completed 10.0 full-course equivalent transfer courses and have earned a GPA that meets the standard for admission into an honours program (Section 3.2 “Admission” and 3.4D “Program Requirements”). These courses must include the following or their equivalents:
Additionally, it is recommended that students take Psychology 375 or its equivalent prior to transferring.
Students who have obtained a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Psychology or Zoology, or an equivalent degree, may not enrol in Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree, as Biological Sciences, Psychology and Zoology are integral components of the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree. Students with such degrees are encouraged to seek a second degree in the other discipline (Psychology or Biological Sciences/Zoology, as appropriate) or to consider applying to a graduate degree in Psychology, Biological Sciences or Neuroscience.
Students who hold an approved Bachelors degree recognized by the University of Calgary (BA, BSc, BEd, etc) in disciplines other than Psychology or Biological Sciences, who wish to pursue the Bachelor of Science in Neuroscience degree as a second or subsequent undergraduate degree are advised that they will be required to follow the admission procedures and meet the requirements in place for transfer applicants to the program. For additional regulations regarding admission to a second undergraduate degree, refer to A.9.5 Second Baccalaureate Degrees in the Undergraduate Admissions section of this Calendar.
Note: Students admitted directly from High School into the Neuroscience Honours program are encouraged to sign up also for the Graduation Guarantee, Subsection 3.4.A.
Note: Any student in an Honours program is subject to the provisions for continuation in an Honours program, Subsections 3.2 and 3.4D.