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What is Psychology and Neuroscience?

Psychology involves the scientific study of behaviour and experience, including thinking, feeling and action. Neuroscience examines the structures and function of human and animal nervous systems. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology and Neuroscience unites these two disciplines to study human behaviour. For example, to understand: how the brain coordinates movement; how memories are formed, maintained and retrieved; how animals learn; why some people crave drugs; or how the brain changes as we age.

About the Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience

The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology and Neuroscience, offered at our Waterloo campus, provides you with a strong foundation in both psychology and neuroscience, along with knowledge of the biology and genetics of behaviour.

In senior courses, you'll receive hands-on practical experience in cognitive and behavioural neuroscience research, working in small classes with individual faculty members.

Other Degree Options

In addition to our BSc in Psychology and Neuroscience degree, we also offer a Bachelor of Science Psychology and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

"I really enjoy the science side of psychology – understanding why the brain functions the way it does and how that controls our everyday behaviours."

– Emma Smith (BSc ’18)


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