Program Information

School: Carleton University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Mental and Social Health Services and Allied Professions, Other
Description: Neuroscience applies the basic principles of biology, chemistry, physics, and psychology to the study of the nervous system and how it functions. This multidisciplinary field presents many challenging questions in areas such as learning and memory, neurological disease, and neural development. You will have opportunities to carry out experimental research under the supervision of faculty members in the Institute of Neuroscience. Mental health diseases represent one of the largest classes of illness affecting Canadians and the field of mental health is an area of increasing public interest and scientific investigation. Neuroscience and Mental Health is offered by the Department of Neuroscience, where faculty and students are actively engaged in research on a range of diseases such as depression, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and the recovery from traumatic injury, all within a dynamic research environment that hosts state-of-the-art research tools.

Neuroscience and Mental Health can be taken as an Honours, Major, General or Minor program. These programs offer considerable flexibility of course selection for students, including opportunities for students in the Honours and Major programs to pursue an exceptionally wide range of minors.

URL: Neuroscience and Mental Health at Carleton University
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $25,740

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 78 to 82

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  • Grade12 Advanced Functions
  • 2 of Biology or Chemistry or Physics or Earth and Space Science

Two of Biology, Chemistry, Calculus and Vectors,physics or Earth and space Science.

Test Scores:

  • Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 86] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 580] or International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5]