Required Courses Per Year

Year 1

  • BIOL 107
  • CHEM 101
  • CHEM 261
  • One of
    • MATH 114 or
    • MATH 134 – a life sciences directed equivalent
  • One of
    • MATH 115 or
    • STAT 141 or
    • STAT 151
  • PHYS 124
  • PHYS 126
  • PSYCO 104
  • *6 of Junior English (ENGL 102/103/125, WRS 101/102/104)

Year 2

  • BIOCH 200
  • BIOL 207
  • CHEM 263
  • NEURO 210
  • PHYSL 212
  • PHYSL 214
  • PSYCH 275
  • *6 Science Options
  • *3 Arts Options

Note that PHSL 212/214 must be enrolled manually by the Department of Physiology. Second year students looking to enroll in these classes should contact the student coordinator near the end of winter term of their first year for registration instructions.

A detailed list of approved courses that can be used for science options can be found here as well as the science course catalogue.

Approved arts courses can be found using the arts course catalogue.

Year 3

  • NEURO 375
  • One of
    • PMCOL 371 OR
    • ZOOL 342
  • PHYSL 372
  • One of
    • PSYCO 371, 375, 377;
    • GENET 270, 390;
    • ZOOL 344
  • *12 Approved Options
  • *6 Arts Options

Year 4

Research Stream A

  • NEURO 450 (*3)
  • NEURO 451 (*3) and/ or NEURO 452 (*3)
  • *6 OR *9 of Science options, depending on if *6 or *9 of NEURO 450/451/452 are taken
  • *6 from Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: NEURO 410, PHYSL 444, PMCOL 412/512, PSYCO 478
  • *6 from Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience: NEURO 443/472/496, PHYSL 403/405, PSYCI 511, PSYCO 471/475
  • *3 Arts Options

Research Stream B

  • NEURO 498 (*6)
  • NEURO 499 (*6)
  • *6 from Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience: NEURO 410, PHYSL 444, PMCOL 412/512, PSYCO 478
  • *6 from Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience: NEURO 443/472/496, PHYSL 403/405, PSYCI 511, PSYCO 471/475
  • *3 of Science Options
  • *3 of Arts Options

Notes about fourth year research:

  • Get involved early, as experience will be incredibly beneficial for your fourth year research project
  • Neuro 451/452 can be taken in third or fourth year. This offers an introduction to research and also satisfies the research requirement in the case that you don’t like research and don’t want to continue in your fourth year. These courses take up 3 of your credits each semester
  • Neuro 498/499 are thesis based research courses, taking up 12 of your possible 30 credits in fourth year

Further information on required courses located on the NMHI website.