Program Information

School: Dalhousie University
Faculty: Faculty of Science
Degree: Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study: Neuroscience
Description: In the last four decades, Neuroscience has emerged as an exciting, interdisciplinary area of research. Neuroscience integrates psychology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, and other branches of the life sciences to provide comprehensive insights into the structure and function of the brain. Neuroscience is exceptionally well represented at Dalhousie, with faculty members studying the nervous system at molecular, cellular, and behavioural levels. Dalhousie neuroscientists work in both academic and clinical (i.e., hospital) settings, providing students with opportunities to participate in research projects in a range of specializations.

The Honours program is intended to serve as a preparation for graduate work in Neuroscience, biological psychology, medicine, human communication disorders and related fields. Its interdisciplinary nature is
reflected in the participation of faculty from several departments in the program. In the first year of study, students take courses which provide a firm grounding in the physical and biological sciences. In subsequent years, the program includes credits in courses drawn from Neuroscience, Psychology and Biology. These include a number of required core courses that emphasize the acquisition and application of laboratory skills.

URL: Neuroscience (BSc) (Concentrated Honours) at Dalhousie University
Course Based: Yes
Length: 4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $19,457

Cost per year is based on the 2018-2019 academic year and includes the cost of tuition and incidental fees.

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 75

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Precalculus  or  Grade12 Calculus 

Applicants are required to have: English 12; Pre-Calculus Math 12 or Calculus 12; and three other acceptable university-preparatory courses at the grade 12 level.

Additional Admission Requirements:

    Students must apply for admission to Honours programs. Students wishing to enrol in Honours in Neuroscience should consult with the Neuroscience Honours Advisor in January of their third year. Students may not apply for Honours before January of their third year of studies. A detailed description of the Honours application process can be found on the departmental website Admission requirements include: A grade of B or better in NESC 2007.03: Neuroscience Principles and Methods (or equivalent), and a minimum of A- or better in the most recently completed: 18 credit hours of NESC courses (for admission in January of 3rd year) OR 27 credit hours of NESC courses (for admission at end of 3rd year).