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  Dec 15, 2017
 
 
    
University of Alberta Calendar 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Honors in Neuroscience [Science]


The Honors program in Neuroscience is an interdisciplinary program coordinated by the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. This program is for students planning a career in Neuroscience.

For admission to the Honors in Neuroscience program see Admissions Chart 7 , Faculty of Science.

Neuroscience is a broadly based discipline covering all aspects of brain function. Some major areas are brain development, nerve cells and synapses, sensation and perception, learning and memory, control of movement, animal behavior, cognitive psychology, and disorders of the nervous system.

The Honors program introduces the major areas of Neuroscience and allows students to explore topics of interest in their final year.

Continuation in the Honors program requires a minimum GPA of 3.3 in each preceding Fall/Winter. Graduation requires a minimum GPA of 3.3 on ★60 in Years 3 and 4 of the program. Each program of study must be approved by the program coordinator in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.

A full course load of ★30 per academic year must be maintained throughout each year of the Honors program. Courses cannot be deferred to the Spring/Summer Terms without prior permission of the program coordinator.

Year 2


Year 4


Honors neuroscience students may choose from two research streams during their fourth year of study. Research Stream A (Independent Study and Laboratory Research) allows for ★6 or ★9 of independent study and research in one or more labs in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. This stream provides flexibility and allows for exposure to multiple research areas. Research Stream B (Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Neuroscience) involves ★12 in independent study and research to be performed in the lab of a single faculty member in the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute, with the development of an undergraduate honors research thesis. This option is therefore a more intensive research experience allowing for more time and independent study in a neuroscience lab, and will culminate with a written research thesis and oral thesis defense.

Research Stream A (Independent Study and Laboratory Research):


OR


Research Stream B (Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Neuroscience):


Notes


  1. Each student's program must include:
    1. a minimum of ★18 in Arts courses;
    2. a minimum of ★90 in Science courses (see details of courses );
    3. no more than ★12 in Outside (non-Science, non-Arts) courses;
    4. no more than ★42 at the junior level.
  2. Each student's program must have the approval of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.
  3. Approved Science options in Years 1-3 may be chosen from Science departments including BIOCH, BIOL, CELL, CHEM, CMPUT, EAS, ENT, GENET, IMIN, MATH, MICRB, PMCOL, PHYS, PHYSL, PSYCO, STAT. 300- and 400-level options are preferable in Years 3 and 4. Science options must be approved by the program coordinator for the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute Undergraduate Honors Program.
  4. Courses in Faculties outside of the Faculty of Science and Arts that may be used as approved Outside (non-Science, non-Arts) options include: ANAT 200 , ANAT 400 ; LABMP 400 ; PTHER 567 , and BME 520 . All other Outside options require prior approval by the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute.
  5. In the fourth year, all students must successfully complete an individual study program with members of the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute. This program can be chosen from either Research Stream A (Independent Study and Laboratory Research) or Research Stream B (Undergraduate Honors Thesis in Neuroscience).
  6. Credit in SCI 100 will be considered equivalent to BIOL 107 , BIOL 108 , CHEM 101 , CHEM 164 , MATH 114 , MATH 115 , PHYS 144 , PHYS 146  and PSYCO 104 .
  7. Credit in SCI 151  will be considered equivalent to STAT 151  and ★3 Science option.