Undergraduate Program - Bachelor of Science

Bachelor of Science: BSc.NEUR

Honours collaborative program that includes departments of Biomedical Sciences (Ontario Veterinary College), Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (College of Biological Science), Molecular and Cellular Biology (College of Biological Science), and Psychology (College of Social and Applied Human Science).

This program provides an opportunity to develop advanced knowledge of nervous system structure and function, and the skills required for independent inquiry within neuroscience. The specialization is unique in its emphasis on integrative/interdisciplinary problem solving. Through the use of electives, students may structure a program that emphasizes molecular/cellular neuroscience, behavioural neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, neurophysiology and computational neuroscience.

The major prepares students for professional programs in health science (medical, physiotherapy, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, nursing), post-graduate work in neuroscience, and provides a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue careers in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, public health, teaching, and scientific publishing & journalism.

The University of Guelph offers Bachelor of Science (Major & Minor) in Neuroscience (NEUR).

Students may enter the major in Semester 1, or any semester thereafter. A student wishing to declare the major may wish to consult with a Faculty Advisor.

Neuroscience (BSc) Major/Minor Calendar

Neuroscience (BSc) Major/Minor Website


BSc - Independent Study

To explore opportunities for independent study, further information can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/psychology/page/bsc-independent-study

Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Psychology

Fourth-year Neuroscience students may wish to consider participating in the Undergraduate Honours Thesis in Psychology. 
Course descriptions, application information and more can be found at: https://www.uoguelph.ca/psychology/page/undergraduate-honours-thesis

Faculty Advisors

Link to list of faculty undergraduate advisors for the BSc

Course Selection

Early registration is STRONGLY encouraged! Course selection opens up several months in advance of each semester (June for Fall, October for Winter). During course registration, you may find that a course you would like to register in is full. At times, a waiver can be granted to allow you to register.  

If you wish to request a course waiver for a Psychology course or a Neuroscience course managed by Psychology, all requests are managed by Sharon Helder, Academic Advisor and Manager (not the course instructor). 
Send an email to shelder@uoguelph.ca and be sure to include your student number and an explanation for your request. You will typically receive a response within 24-48 hours.


Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Psychology: Brain & Cognition (DISCONTINUED)

The discipline of Psychology is normally associated with the social sciences, the biological sciences, and the health professions. Specialization in Psychology at Guelph is available as a B.A. honours program major, a B.A. honours program major (co-op), and as an honours specialization in the B.SC. program (described in the schedule of studies for B.SC. programs).

Through its different undergraduate programs, the Psychology Department attempts to provide a) a broad general education emphasizing psychological theory and methodology, with an empirical basis in course work (e.g. experiments and projects); b) an appropriate background in psychology for those who leave the University with an undergraduate degree to embark on careers in related areas (e.g. social services); and c) a sound preparation for graduate study in psychology. Students intending to apply for admission to graduate programs in Psychology are advised to refer to the Graduate Studies Advisory Note.

A cumulative average of at least 70% in all course attempts in Psychology is required to enter or continue in the Honours Psychology program major in semesters 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.