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Program Overview
Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour is a heterogeneous field with utility in a vast range of professions.  Students who graduate from this program are well prepared for graduate studies in psychology (both clinical and experimental), for professional studies such as medicine and teaching, for research positions in government, university or industry, and for careers in the health sciences and helping professions.  The program has many electives which can be used towards a minor and/or for fulfilling specific course requirements for graduate/professional programs.

ADMISSION
Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:
3 units     PSYCH 1XX3 with a grade of at least B-
3 units     from MATH 1A03, 1LS3
6 units    BIOLOGY 1A03, 1M03
3 units     from BIOPHYS 1S03, CHEM 1A03, PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03
9 units     from Science I Course List (PSYCH 1X03 or 1F03 must be completed by end of Level II but Psych 1X03 is recommended in Level I)

ADMISSION NOTE
1.    Completion of CHEM 1A03 and one of BIOPHYS 1S03, PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03 is required by the end of Level II.  However, a least one of BIOPHYS 1S03, CHEM 1A03, PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03 is required for Admission. It is recommended that both CHEM 1A03 and one of BIOPHYS 1S03, PHYSICS 1A03, 1C03 be completed in Level I.

CAPSTONE COURSE LIST
PNB 4D06 A/B, 4J03, 4Q03 A/B, S, 4QQ3 A/B, S, 4SC6 A/B

PSYCHOLOGY COURSE LIST
BIOLOGY 3P03, 4T03; HTH SCI 4BB3; KINESIOL 3E03; LIFE SCI 3BB3, 3E03, 3K03; LINGUIST 2PS3, 3C03, 3NL3; MUSICCOG 2MA3, 2MP3; NEUROSCI 3SN3;  all Level III & IV MUSICCOG courses; all Level III & IV PNB courses; and all Level III & IV PSYCH courses (except PSYCH 3AB3, 3AC3, 3AG3, 3BA3, 3CB3, 3CD3 which can only be taken as electives)

REQUIREMENTS
120 units total (Levels I to IV)
LEVEL I
30 units     (See Admission)
LEVEL II: 30 UNITS
3 units     PNB 2XA3 (Human Perception & Cognition)
3 units     PNB 2XB3 (Neuroanatomy & Neurophysiology)
3 units     PNB 2XC3 (Animal Behaviour & Evolution)
0 units    PNB 2XT0 (PNB Tutorial)
3 units    PNB 2XD3 (Integrative PNB through Scientific Writing)
3 units    PNB 2XE3 (Descriptive Statistics)
3 units     PNB 2XF3 (Perspectives in PNB)
12 units     Electives (PSYCH 1X03 or 1F03 if not completed in Level l) (See also Admission Note 1 re CHEM & PHYSICS requirement)
LEVEL III: 30 UNITS
3 units    PNB 3XE3 (Inferential Statistics)
3 units     PNB 3RM3 (Research Methods Lab)
9 units     from Psychology Course List
15 units     Electives
LEVEL IV: 30 UNITS
6 units     from Psychology Course List
9 units     6 units from Capstone Course List and 3 units from Psychology Course List or PNB 4D09 A/B
15 units     Electives

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Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB)
Psychology Building (PC), Room 102
McMaster University
1280 Main Street West
Hamilton Ontario L8S 4K1
Canada