The Behavioural Neuroscience program at Simon Fraser University brings the expertise of the Departments of Psychology, and Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology (BPK) together to provide specialized undergraduate education in Behavioural Neuroscience. This is the only program of this kind offered to undergraduate students in British Columbia, and one of the few in Canada.
The curriculum will produce Behavioral Neuroscience graduates with both a behavioral and physiological science background to be competitive among students coming from institutions with departments/programs in neuroscience. Both Major and Honours programs are offered.
Students are educated in systems and sensorimotor neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience (including attention, learning, and memory), neurological disorders, neuroanatomy, biological rhythms, general physiology and psychology, and research design of behavioural studies. The undergraduate degree in Behavioural Neuroscience readies students for careers in neuroscience, and provides first-class preparatory training for professional schools (including medicine, physical or occupational therapy), and advanced graduate degrees in neuroscience, psychology, kinesiology, and physiology.