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Honours Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (B.Sc.)


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Admission Notes


  1. One of PHYSICS 1A03  or 1C03  is required for admission.
  2. Either PSYCH 1FF3  or 1XX3  is required for admission, however PSYCH 1XX3  is recommended.
  3. Completion of either PSYCH 1F03  or 1X03  is required by the end of Level II, however, PSYCH 1X03  is recommended in Level I.

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 Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

6 units


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

3 units


from the following courses, with a grade of at least B-

6 units


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

3 units


from

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 118 or Psychology Building, Room 109.
  2. The Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour pre-registration ballot will include the thesis courses (PNB 4D06 A/B 4D09 A/B ) and Independent Research and Library courses (PNB 3Q03 A/B S , 3QQ3 A/B S , 4Q03 A/B S , 4QQ3 A/B S , 4QQ6 A/B ). Students wishing to take these courses must complete and submit a ballot by mid February. Ballots can be obtained from the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour web site at www.pnb.mcmaster.ca
  3. Students who have not obtained the minimum Grade Point Average as stated in the prerequisite of one of BIOLOGY 4C12 A/B S , 4F06 A/B S , PNB 4D06 A/B  or 4D09 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 must apply to transfer to Honours Biology or Honours Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and apply to graduate with a Minor in the alternate subject area.
  4. 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

  • Levels III, IV Biology or Molecular Biology courses, which must include at least three units of Level IV

3 units


from

  • the Psychology Course List (See Program Note 4 above.)

27 units


from

  • the Biology Course List or Levels III, IV from the Psychology Course List (including at least nine units from the Biology Course List and at least nine units of Levels III, IV from the Psychology Course List)

0-3 units


from the following courses, if not completed in Level I

15-18 units


  • Electives (See Program Note 4 above.)

Note


Students who entered the program prior to September 2019 may refer to their Academic Advisement report or contact an Academic Advisor in the Office of the Associate Dean of Science (Academic) for program requirements.

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