Behaviour, Cognition & Neuroscience - Undergraduate Program - University of Windsor - Windsor, Ontario, Canada

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Why do we do what we do? Find out in this nationally recognized program that probes the three areas of BCN (behaviour, cognition and neuroscience) through the study of biology related to the brain and the biological aspects of psychology. If you’re interested in both biology and psychology, this research-based, limited enrolment program with a low faculty-to-student ratio is for you.

Non-thesis Behaviour, Cognition & Neuroscience program option is available as well.

Sample Courses: Intro to Psychology as a Behavioural Science, Principles of Neuroscience, Biological Diversity, Human Physiology, Developmental Psychology

Career Tracks: Professional school (medicine, pharmacy, dentistry), audiologist, clinical or research psychologist, neurologist

Admission requirements for Applicants in Canada

Course Requirements: Advanced Functions/MHF4U, Chemistry/SCH4U, Biology/SBI4U. English/ENG4U.
Strongly Recommended: Calculus & Vectors/MCV4U
Recommended: Physics/SPH4U
Minimum Average: 70% (A secondary math/science average is required based on the average of all 4U/M science and Math courses, excluding MDM4U (minimum 70%).)
Mean Average: 88%

* Average over six Grade 12 academic courses.

Learn more about Course Equivalencies

  • Co-op Co-op Available
  • G General 3-year program
  • H Honours 4-year program
  • T Thesis Available
  • C Combined Honours programs available
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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

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What Will I Learn?

  • 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


Number of Graduates (2020)



*Two Years after Graduation (OUGS Biological Sciences, 2020)

Explore your opportunities

  • Audiologist
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Clinical Neuroscientist
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Community Development Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Dentist
  • Doctor
  • Lab Technician
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Lawyer
  • Marine Biologist
  • Medical Director
  • Microbiologist
  • Neurologist
  • Neuroscientist
  • Optometrist
  • Pharmaceutical Salesperson
  • Pharmacist
  • Pharmacologist
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Professor
  • Psychiatrist
  • Public Health Educator
  • Public Policy Analyst
  • Research Neuroscientist
  • Science Journalist
  • Teacher
  • Toxicologist
  • Veterinarian

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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