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Behaviour, Cognition & Neuroscience

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Admission Requirements & Program Highlights

If you’re interested in life/behavioural sciences research, this is the program for you. It combines the biological aspects of psychology and biology relating to the brain and behaviour, and directed research-based undergraduate courses. It provides a pathway towards a career in neurobiology, psychology or medicine.

Admission Requirements

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

ENG4U, MHF4U, SCH4U and SBI4U required. SPH4U recommended. A minimum of 75% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 U or M courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Physics recommended. A minimum of 75% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Advanced Functions, Grade 12 Chemistry and Grade 12 Biology required. Grade 12 Physics recommended. A minimum of 75% average in all attempted Science and Math courses, excluding Grade 12 Mathematics of Data Management.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Course Requirements

Minimum Average

Grade 12 English, Grade 12 Math, Chemistry, Biology. A minimum 75% average in all attempted Science and Math courses. Calculus and Physics recommended.

75%*

* Average over six Grade 12 courses

Functional Knowledge

  • Understanding and analyzing how the brain works from the cellular level all the way up to human and animal behaviour
  • Operating advanced scientific laboratory equipment and instruments
  • Formulating, organizing, and maintaining detailed data records; performing statistical analyses
  • Designing experimental studies to accomplish targeted goals or test specific hypotheses
  • Taking careful measurements and recording precise observations using best practices/field techniques
  • Understanding relevant topics in the medical and health sciences with depth and nuance

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Explore Opportunities

Explore a selection of recommended opportunities for students in this program. Below you'll find many options – you don’t have to do everything on it or limit yourself to it. Engage in opportunities from each of the three categories to set yourself up for success.

HIP

High-Impact Practices (HIP)

A HIP is an enriching educational experience that can be life-changing and often includes learning outside of the classroom while encouraging meaningful interaction and collaboration.

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Career Planning

Intentional career planning will help you prepare for your next step after graduation. It is a fluid, dynamic, and continuous process, meaning you can move on or return to an earlier stage at any time. You can even work through simultaneous cycles, like one for your long-term dream job and another for a summer job.

Manage Your Career - 1. Asses Yourself - 2. Explore Careers - 3. Expand Skills - 4. Market Yourself - 5. Find a job

Build your Skills and Experience

Your UWindsor experience is more than attending classes. It is a combination of academics, co-curricular activities, and extracurricular involvement. By making the most of all three elements of your university experience, you will maximize your opportunities to build your skills, broaden your personal network, and clarify your long term academic and career goals.

Academics

Curriculum

Courses of study specific to each program

Co-Curriculum

Co-Curriculum

Activities and experiences that complement coursework (Outstanding Scholars, peer mentoring, VIP)

Extracurriculum

Extracurriculum

Activities falling outside of the scope of set curriculum (Part-time job, clubs, volunteering, athletics


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Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

Visit UWindsor

Windsor/Essex County is a beautiful region situated in the heart of the Great Lakes. We enjoy the warmest climate in Ontario, with a long Summer and short Winter. Come see us, you won't want to leave.

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Life After Graduation

Jessica Garabon

“The Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience program provided me with invaluable academic opportunities. An early integration into research combined with the unremitting support from admirable faculty truly inspired my passion for science and discovery. I have gained so much from this program and will continue to apply my experiences in research and medicine.”

Jessica Garabon –
BSc (Honours) in Behaviour, Cognition and Neuroscience [2016]

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Number of Behaviour, Cognition & Neuroscience Graduates (2017)

89.4%

Employment rate of graduates 2 years following degree completion
(OUGS Biological Sciences, 2014)

Common Industries for Behaviour, Cognition & Neuroscience

  • Academia: Advanced biological research
  • Biomedical and biotechnical research
  • Education: Curriculum design, teaching
  • Government: Research and policy development
  • Industry: Consulting, product development/testing
  • Medicine and dentistry
  • Other healthcare professions
  • Psychology practice: Private, healthcare, corrections
  • Social service and community agencies

Career Tracks*

  • Audiologist
  • Child and youth worker
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Clinical research assistant
  • Community development Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Doctor
  • Forensic scientist
  • Lab technician
  • Laboratory supervisor
  • Lawyer
  • Marine biologist
  • Medical director
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical salesperson
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician’s assistant
  • Professor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Public health educator
  • Public policy analyst
  • Science journalist
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian
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* Additional education and/or training required for some of the above careers.

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