New applicants should refer to A.2 in the Admissions section of this Calendar for general regulations regarding admission requirements to the University of Calgary.
Bachelor of Science Honours in Neuroscience program is limited to 30 students each year. Admission is based on high school averages or university GPA.
New applicants are considered for admission to the first or third years of the Bachelor of Science Honours 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 6 units transferable post-secondary courses (including University of Calgary courses). To be considered for admission to third year, transfer applicants must have completed 60 units transfer courses and have earned a GPA that meets the standard for admission into an honours program (Section 3.2 Admission and 3.4C Program Requirements). Transfer admission into this program is highly competitive and a GPA of at least 3.70 is required in order to be considered for a transfer, although does not guarantee admission. Students will be evaluated on their academic performance as outlined for the honours review and must have completed or be currently enrolled in the following courses. These courses must include the following or their equivalents:
Additionally, it is recommended that students take Psychology 375 and one of Computer Science 217 or 231 or Data Science 211, or their equivalents, prior to transferring.
Students who have obtained a Bachelor degree in Biological Sciences, Psychology or Zoology, or an equivalent degree, may not enrol in the Bachelor of Science Honours in Neuroscience degree, as Biological Sciences, Psychology and Zoology are integral components of the Bachelor of Science Honours 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 Bachelor's 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 Honours 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.5.5 Second-Degree Students in the Admissions section of this Calendar.
Note: Any student in an Honours program is subject to the provisions for continuation in an Honours program, Subsections 3.2 and 3.4C.