Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
At McMaster, the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (PNB) is a leader in the study of brain-behavioural relations and psychological sciences. The PNB Department places an important emphasis on interdisciplinary research, pedagogy and the training of the next generation of behavioural and psychological scientists.
Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour is the scientific study of the brain and behaviour. It is a science and a practice. As scientists, experimental psychologists conduct research to help understand why people think, feel, and behave the way they do. As clinicians, counsellors, or other practitioners, psychologists apply scientific understanding towards helping individuals, institutions, and society deal with issues relating to human behaviour and happiness.
HERE IS A QUICK LOOK AT THE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE THROUGH
THE DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY, NEUROSCIENCE & BEHAVIOUR (PNB)
Programs offered through the Faculty of Science:
Honours Bachelor of Science programs:
Honours B.Sc. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Honours B.Sc. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Mental Health Specialization)
Honours B.Sc. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Music Cognition Specialization)
Programs offered jointly by PNB & Biology:
Honours B.Sc. Biology and Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior
Honours B.Sc. Neuroscience
Honours Bachelor of Applied Science programs:
Honours B.A.Sc. Human Behaviour
Programs offered jointly by PNB & Mohawk College:
Honours B.A.Sc. Human Behaviour (Autism & Behavioural Science Specialization)
Honours B.A.Sc. Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Education Specialization)
Minor in Psychology
Programs offered through the Faculty of Social Sciences:
Honours Bachelor of Arts programs:
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Mental Health Specialization)
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour (Music Cognition Specialization)
Programs offered jointly with other departments in Social Sciences or Humanities:
Honours B.A. Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour and Another Subject (B.A.)
Bachelor of Arts program:
B.A. Psychology (3-yr)
Ontario High School Requirements for 2017 Entry into McMaster University
At McMaster University, students entering Level I (first year) normally complete a common first year program and then select a specific discipline program (such as our programs listed above) as they enter Level II (second year). Students interested in the PNB programs usually apply to Life Sciences I or Social Sciences 1 as their first year programs. The following are the required high school courses for each of these Year 1 programs with the intent of applying to a PNB program for Year 2.
Faculty of Science (Life Sciences I) (B.Sc.)
Ontario High School Curriculum requirements - six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
English U (ENG4U)
Advanced Functions U (MHF4U)
Biology U (SBI4U)
One of Chemistry U (SCH4U), Physics U (SPH4U), or Calculus & Vectors U (MCV4U).
Anticipated percentage cut-off 87-90%
Note 1: Applicants without Calculus & Vectors U will be required to take an equivalent Calculus course in Year I
Note 2: For students interested in the Hons BSc Neuroscience program, it is recommended that you have all three of Chemistry U (SCH4U), Physics U (SPH4U), and Calculus & Vectors U (MCV4U). For this program, students may wish to apply to Chemical & Physical Sciences I for their first year program (anticipated cut-off 82-85%).
Faculty of Social Sciences (Social Sciences I) (B.A.)
Ontario High School Curriculum requirements - Six Grade 12 U/M courses including:
English U (ENG4U).
Anticipated percentage cut-off 75-78%.
Note: Biology U (SBI4U), Advanced Functions U (MHF4U), and Calculus & Vectors U (MCV4U) are highly recommended. Applicants without these courses will be required to take equivalent courses in Year I.
For students from other Canadian provinces, for International students, part-time students, and transfer students, information on Admissions Requirements can be found on the Registrar Office web site under ‘Future Students’
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Applications are made through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC)