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Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience
Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience

Bachelor of Behavioural Neuroscience

  • ID:UBC010082
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$168.25
  • TuitionFee/Year:$40,765.20
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$798.57
  • Application Fee:$168.25
  • TuitionFee/Year:$40,765.20
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$500.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$798.57

* Student fees , Books and supplies (excluding laptop) ...

Estimated Total/program:
$212,928.08
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirement

English Requirement

Nine ways to meet UBC’s English language admission requirement

  1. Complete four or more consecutive years of recognized, full-time education in English within Canada immediately prior to attending UBC.
  2. Complete four or more consecutive years of full-time education in English in a country other than Canada where English is the principal language. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC.
  3. Achieve a final exam grade of 70% or better on the provincial examination portion of Alberta English Language Arts 30-1, BC English 12 (achieved August 2019 or earlier), or equivalents.
  4. Achieve a final grade of 4 or better on Advanced Placement (AP) English Language & Composition or AP Literature & Composition; or achieve a final grade of 5 or better on International Baccalaureate English A (higher-level or standard-level).
  5. Achieve the competence standard indicated by one of the tests of English language proficiency that evaluates skills in listening, reading, speaking, and writing.
  6. Successfully complete six credits of post-secondary first-year English studies at a recognized university in an English-speaking country. You must submit a transcript showing completion of these courses by February 15. For students at North American post-secondary institutions registered in English courses in the January to April term, we will accept a final transcript showing completion of these courses until May 15, if there are spaces left in your degree.
  7. Graduate from a recognized degree program at an accredited university at which English is the primary language of instruction in a country where English is the principal language.
  8. Attend four or more years at an eligible international secondary school that uses English as the language of instruction but operates in a country where the primary language is not English. These four years must be immediately prior to attending UBC. You will need to submit a transcript as soon as possible to UBC’s Undergraduate Admissions Office.
  9. Achieve a UBC Certificate in English Language or CEL by completing Level 600 of the UBC English Language Institute’s English for Academic Purposes program on UBC’s Vancouver campus.

Tests that satisfy UBC’s English Language Admission Standard

Test   Minimum score [1]
CAEL Canadian Academic English Language assessment Overall 70
Cambridge English Qualifications B2 First
C1 Advanced
C2 Proficiency
180
CEL UBC Certificate in English 600
IELTS International English Language Testing System (Academic) 6.5, with no part less than 6.0
PTE Pearson Test of English (Academic) Overall: 65
Reading: 60
Listening: 60
Writing: 60
Speaking: 60
TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-based test (UBC’s institution code is 0965) Overall: 90
Reading: 22
Listening: 22
Writing: 21
Speaking: 21
 

Course Information

If your interest in psychology is in the biological basis of behaviour, this could be the program for you. You'll study a range of topics, including advanced research methods in the behavioural sciences, sensation and perception; animal learning and cognition; hormones and behaviour; computers and psychology; and biopsychology.

Behavioural Neuroscience investigates the interaction between the brain and nervous system and behaviour. Topics of study include behaviour genetics, behavioural neuroendocrinology, psychopharmacology, decision making, impulsivity, cognition, neuroplasticity, and the underlying neurobiological components of neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders.

This BSc program is specifically intended for students interested in the biological basis of behaviour. It covers, among other topics: advanced research methods in the behavioural sciences, in sensation and perception, and in animal learning and cognition; hormones and behaviour; computers and psychology; and biopsychology. Some examples of topics researched by faculty members who teach in the Science program are: the neurochemical basis of drug addiction; the hormonal regulation of sexual behaviour; the development of the brain; animal models of eating disorders; and the neural basis of learning and memory.

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Year 1:

  • BIOL 140 - Laboratory Investigations in Life Science
  • BIOL 121 - Genetics, Evolution and Ecology
  • CHEM 121 - Structure and Bonding in Chemistry
  • MATH 100 - Differential Calculus with Applications to Physical Sciences and Engineering
  • PHYS 101 - Energy and Waves

Year 2:

  • PSYC 101 - Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 102 - Introduction to Developmental, Social, Personality, and Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 260 - Experimental Psychology and Laboratory
  • BIOL 200 - Fundamentals of Cell Biology
  • CHEM 233 - Organic Chemistry for the Biological Sciences

Year 3:

  • PSYC 360 - Biopsychology
  • PSYC 366 - Methods in Research
  • PSYC 300 - Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 350 - Psychological Aspects of Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 321 - Environmental Psychology

Year 4:

  • PSYC 460 - Behavioural Neuroendocrinology
  • PSYC 418 - The Self-Concept
  • PSYC 403 - Human Emotion
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

The Behavioural Neuroscience specialization is designed to provide you with a strong grounding in the biological basis of psychology, as well as with the practical skills of the working neuroscientist, such as how to analyze and interpret data, conduct lab research, and to think critically.

The specialization prepares you for graduate school in various psychology sub-disciplines as well as for professional schools (medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, law, journalism, etc.).

Program graduates

  • MA candidate in Clinical Psychology, University of Victoria

  • J.D. candidate, Harvard Law School

  • MSc candidate in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics & Occupational Health, McGill University

  • PhD candidate in Clinical Psychology, University of British Columbia

  • Neurophysiology technologist, Vancouver General Hospital

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Medical Insurance: 500 CAD per year

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