Academic Calendar - 2021

Western University Academic Calendar. - 2021

Western Main Campus

Honours Specialization HONOURS SPECIALIZATION IN NEUROSCIENCE
Faculty of Science/Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry; including BMSc and Neuroscience - Neuroscience - Basic Medical Sciences Undergraduate Education (BMSUE)



New First-Year Courses:
Admission requirements for this module may include courses that are no longer offered by Western (Main campus). Refer to New First-Year Courses for 2021-2022 Fall/Winter for details about new first-year (1000-1999 level) courses.

May be completed only within a BSc (Honours) degree offered by the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.


This module is intended for students who wish to pursue postgraduate training in Neuroscience or related disciplines and want to include research-intensive preparation in their undergraduate program. Enrolment in this module is limited. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee that students wishing to enter in this module will be offered enrollment.

Admission Requirements


Completion of first-year requirements with no failures. Students must have a minimum average of 75% in the following 4.0 principal courses, with no mark below 60% in any of these (full or half) courses:

1.0 courses from: Biology 1001A or Biology 1201A and Biology 1002B or Biology 1202B.
1.0 course: Psychology 1000.
1.0 courses: Chemistry 1301A/B and Chemistry 1302A/B.
0.5 course from: Calculus 1000A/B, Calculus 1500A/B.
0.5 course from: Applied Mathematics 1201A/B, Calculus 1301A/B, Calculus 1501A/B, Mathematics 1228A/B, Mathematics 1229A/B, Mathematics 1600A/B, Statistical Sciences 1024A/B.

Note: the former Applied Mathematics 1413 may be used in place of the 1.0 mathematics course listed above.

1.0 course in physics must be completed prior to Year 3. Whether taken in first or second year, a minimum mark of 60% must be achieved in each of two courses in physics, as follows:

0.5 course from: Physics 1201A/B, Physics 1501A/B, the former Physics 1028A/B, the former Physics 1301A/B.
0.5 course from: Physics 1202A/B, Physics 1502A/B, the former Physics 1029A/B, the former Physics 1302A/B.

Module/Program Information


Module
10.5 courses:

0.5 course: Biochemistry 2280A.
0.5 course: Biology 2382A/B.
1.0 course: Neuroscience 2000.
1.0 course: Psychology 2800E.
1.0 course from: Psychology 2810 or the combination of Biology 2244A/B or Statistical Sciences 2244A/B and Computer Science 2120A/B.
0.5 course: Neuroscience 3000F/G.
1.0 course: Pharmacology 3620.
0.5 course: Physiology 3140A.
0.5 course from: Communication Sciences and Disorders 3317A/B, Medical Sciences 3991F, Psychology 3996F, or Psychology 3997G or the former Medical Sciences 3900F/G/Z (see note below).
1.0 course from: Psychology 3138F/G, Psychology 3139A/B, Psychology 3185F/G, Psychology 3209F/G, Psychology 3221F/G, Psychology 3224A/B, Psychology 3225A/B, Psychology 3226A/B, Psychology 3228A/B, Psychology 3230F/G, Psychology 3285F/G, Psychology 3312F/G, Psychology 3316F/G, Psychology 3440F/G, Psychology 3441F/G, Psychology 3442F/G, Psychology 3443F/G, Psychology 3444F/G, Psychology 3485F/G.
1.0 course from: Anatomy and Cell Biology 4451F/G, Anatomy and Cell Biology 4452A/B, Pharmacology 4370A/B, Pharmacology 4380A/B, Physiology 4630A/B, Physiology 4650A/B, Physiology 4680A/B, Physiology 4710A/B.
0.5 course from: Psychology 4115F/G, Psychology 4190F/G, Psychology 4195F/G, Psychology 4222F/G, Psychology 4223F/G, Psychology 4224F/G, Psychology 4260F/G, Psychology 4290F/G, Psychology 4295F/G.
1.5 courses: Neuroscience 4000E (Research Project = 1.5 courses).

Note:
For students admitted to the Honours Specialization in Neuroscience in September 2018 and prior, please refer to the 2018-19 Academic Calendar.
 


Progression


Progression Requirements

Students who are enrolled in the Honours Specialization in Neuroscience must complete a minimum of 3.5 modular courses prior to Year 3 and a minimum of 7.0 modular courses prior to Year 4 (a half course in Psychology at the 3000-level may be deferred until Year 4), maintain a minimum cumulative modular average of 75%, achieve a mark of at least 75% in both Neuroscience 2000 and Neuroscience 3000F/G, achieve a mark of at least 60% in all other modular courses and a mark of at least 50% in all optional courses.