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Integrative Neuroscience

Degree Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours)
Faculty Faculty of Science
Location North Oshawa campus location
Start dates September
Length Four or five years
Program load Full-time
OUAC code DSZ
Integrative Neuroscience
Integrative Neuroscience offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of neuroscience, with an emphasis on strong foundational science and practical laboratory skills.

General information

Integrative Neuroscience offers a unique interdisciplinary approach to the study of neuroscience, with an emphasis on strong foundational science and practical laboratory skills. You will study the nervous system at the cellular level, understand its influences on functional circuits at the macroscopic level, and learn how this forms the basis of behaviour, movement and neurological diseases. This program explores neuroscience from an evolutionary perspective, including a comparative analysis of the nervous system and behaviour among different animal groups.

Science and Management

If you are interested in managerial and leadership roles, consider applying for the five-year Bachelor of Science and Management (Honours) program in your upper years of study. Graduates gain a solid foundation in the key functional areas of business and management, including finance, accounting, operations, project management and marketing.

There is a wealth of opportunities for science graduates in industry, government, and in areas of applied science. The combination of a science degree, and business and management education will give an added advantage to graduates in establishing careers within these practical fields.


Additional information

Faculty of Science website

Admission requirements

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U), Advanced Functions (MHF4U), and two of Biology (SBI4U), Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U), Chemistry (SCH4U) or Physics (SPH4U). In addition, a combined minimum 70 per cent average in prerequisite math and science courses is required. It is recommended that all four of MCV4U, SBI4U, SCH4U and SPH4U be taken.

Note: Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance. Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.


Last year's cut-off N/A
Expected cut-off Low 70s

How to apply

The application process and important dates/deadlines are outlined on our admissions website:
• Ontario secondary school applicants
• Ontario secondary school graduates
• Canadian out-of-province high school applicants
• international applicants
• mature applicants (over 21 and never attended post-secondary)
• transfer applicants
• General Arts and Science (GAS) applicants 
• home-schooled applicants

Program curriculum

Sample courses:

  • Human Physiology
  • Brain and Behaviour
  • Human Motor Control and Learning
  • Comparative Zoology
  • Neuropharmacology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Advanced Topics in Integrative Neuroscience
  • Anatomy of Human Movement

A full program map is available in the Undergraduate Academic Calendar. Courses are subject to change without notice.

Experiential learning

A five-year co-op option is available, which satisfies the guidelines of the Canadian Association for Co-operative Education (link). The program combines a Bachelor of Science (Honours) program with embedded work terms. The co-op option gives you opportunities to apply your classroom and lab concepts to real-world situations and help you gain valuable, relevant work experience to promote networking and lifelong career success.

Co-op work terms give you the opportunity to earn a competitive salary that will help pay for your university degree, as well as the work experience to help clarify your career objectives. More importantly, a co-op degree gives you a distinct advantage that will assist your prospects for full-time employment after graduation or for being readily accepted into graduate school to pursue further studies. Studies have shown that university students who graduate with a co-op degree have lower debt loads, are employed faster and have higher starting salaries.

We are committed to providing you with outstanding opportunities to work with today’s highest-quality employers in business and industry. Our university has developed strong partnerships with leading employers in Durham Region and beyond to allow you to connect with experts in the field and gain hands-on, real-world experience.

Career opportunities

Pursue career and advanced education opportunities in a variety of areas including:

  • Biotechnology laboratory research
  • Medical professions, including medicine or pharmacy (after further study)
  • Physical or occupational therapy, chiropractic (after further study)
  • Pharmaceutical research
An Honours undergraduate degree in Integrative Neuroscience will also you to pursue graduate studies, including our Master of Science in Applied Bioscience program.
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