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Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Spring/Summer) 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2014-2015 (Spring/Summer) [-ARCHIVED CALENDAR-]

Honours Biology and Psychology (B.Sc.)


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Admission Notes


  1. One of PHYSICS 1B03  or 1L03  is required for admission. However, PHYSICS 1B03  must be completed by the end of Level II and is strongly recommended in Level I. Effective September 2015, one of PHYSICS 1B03 , 1C03  or 1L03  is required for admission. However, PHYSICS 1B03  (or 1C03 ) must be completed by the end of Level II and is strongly recommended in Level I.
  2. Completion of either PSYCH 1F03  or 1X03  is required by the end of Level II.

 

Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Cumulative Average of at least 6.0 including:

6 units


from the following courses, where an average of 7.0 (between the courses) is required

6 units


from the following courses, where an average of at least 7.0 (between the courses) is required

3 units


from the Life Sciences 1 Course List (see Admission Note 2 above)

Admissions (Effective September 2015)


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Cumulative Average of at least 6.0 including:

6 units


 from the following courses, where an average of at least 7.0 (between the courses) is required:

6 units


 from the following courses, where an average of at least 7.0 (between the courses) is required:

6 units


from Life Sciences I Course List (see Admission Notes above).

Program Notes


 

  1. Academic advising for this program is shared by the Departments of Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour. Information may be obtained through the Undergraduate Advisors in the Life Sciences Building, Room 215A or Psychology Building, Room 109.
  2. Students who entered the program prior to September 2014, may substitute one of LINGUIST 3PS3 PNB 3DV3 , 3EE3 3L03 , 3LA3 , 3LL3, 3MM3 , 3QQ3 A/B , 3S03 , 3V03 , 4QQ3 A/B , PSYCH 3PS3  for PNB 3RM3 . In this case, PNB 3QQ3 A/B  or 4QQ3 A/B  must be completed under the supervision or co-supervision of a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour.
  3. The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour pre-registration ballot will be done in two phases. The first phase will include the thesis courses (PNB 4D09 A/B , 4DD6 A/B ), and the Individual Study courses (PNB 3Q03 A/B , 3QQ3 A/B , 4Q03 A/B , 4QQ3 A/B ). Students wishing to take these courses must complete and submit a ballot by mid February. The second phase will include lab courses (PNB 3DV3 , 3EE3 3L03 , 3LA3 , 3MM3 , 3RM3 , 3S03 , 3V03 ). Students wishing to take these courses must complete and submit a ballot by mid April. Ballots can be obtained from the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour web site at www.pnb.mcmaster.ca
  4. Students who do not obtain the minimum Cumulative Average as stated in the prerequisite of one of BIOLOGY 4C09 A/B , 4F06 A/B , PNB 4D09 A/B  or 4DD6 A/B  may request a requisite waiver from the Undergraduate Associate Chair of the Department. Students denied permission may not continue in the program and may apply to transfer to Honours Biology or Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and apply to graduate with a Minor in the alternate subject area.
  5. Both PNB 2XD3 , 2XF3  are highly recommended but not required. PNB 2XD3  is included in the Psychology Course List and may be used towards the Level III Psychology requirements.

 

Requirements


120 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


(See Admission above.)

Levels II-IV: 90 Units


12 units


from the Biology Course List, which must include at least six units of Level III

3 units


from the Psychology Course List (See Program Note 5 above.)

27 units


from

  • Level III or IV courses from the Biology Course List or the Psychology Course List (including at least nine units from the Biology Course List and at least nine units from the Psychology Course List) and where one of the following courses must be included:

0-3 units


 from the following courses, if not completed in Level I

0-3 units


 from the following courses, if not completed in Level I

12-18 units


  • Electives (See Program Note 5 above.)

Note


Students who entered the program prior to September 2011 may refer to their degree audit or contact an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) for program requirements.