Academic Calendar 2022-2023

Biology and Psychology – Specialization (Science) – Bachelor of Science (Honours)

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Subject:  Administered by the Departments of Biology and Psychology.
Plan:  Consists of 84.00 units as described below.
Program:  The Plan, with sufficient electives to total 120.00 units, will lead to a Bachelor of Science (Honours) Degree.

Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2021-2022 Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
BIOL 102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
BIOL 103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
B. Complete the following:
CHEM 112General Chemistry6.00
C. Complete the following:
BIOL 200Diversity Of Life3.00
BIOL 205Mendelian and Molecular Genetics3.00
BIOL 206Evolutionary Genetics3.00
BIOL 212Scientific Methods in Biology3.00
D. Complete the following:
BIOL 300Ecology3.00
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Comparative Biochemistry
Animal Physiology
Plant Physiology
F. Complete the following:
BIOL 330Cell Biology3.00
G. Complete the following:
PSYC 100Principles of Psychology6.00
H. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics in Psychology
I. Complete the following:
PSYC 203Research Methods in Psychology3.00
2. Option
A. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
BIOL at the 300-level or above
B. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
BIOL at the 300-level or above
C. Complete 12.00 units from the following:12.00
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Brain and Behaviour I
D. Complete 3.00 units from the following course list: 3.00
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following course lists:3.00
F. Complete one course from 2 of the 3 following course lists:6.00
a. 3.00 units from PSYC_Clinical
b. 3.00 units from PSYC_Developmental
c. 3.00 units from PSYC_Social
G. Complete 6.00 units from the following:6.00
PSYC at the 200-level or above
Elective Courses36.00
Total Units120.00

3. Additional Requirements

A. Maximum of 3.00 units from PSYC_Subs_B_Excluding_BIOL. 

4. Substitutions

A. BCHM 310 (or the combination of BCHM 315 and BCHM 316) may be substituted for 3.00 units from (BIOL 334 or BIOL 339  or BIOL 341) with the remaining units applied toward Option Course requirements in the degree program.

B. Students registered in a BIOL Plan prior to May 1, 2016 may use BCHM 218 as an alternative to BIOL 330 to satisfy requirement 1.F.

5. Notes

A. PHYS 115 and PHYS 116 (or PHYS 104 or PHYS 106 or PHYS 118) is highly recommended but not required.

B. A maximum of 6.00 units from courses offered by other Faculties and Schools may be counted toward the program and/or Plan requirements. This includes courses in BMED, COMM, GLPH, LAW, NURS and courses in the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science.

Biology and Psychology Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.5 (Access to Classes), students do not have enrolment priority in all of these courses. Access to these courses may only be made available during the Open Enrolment period, and then only if space permits.


Biology Substitutions List A
ANAT at the 300-level and above
BCHM at the 300-level and above
LISC at the 300-level and above
MICR 221Fundamental Microbiology3.00
MICR 271Introduction to Microbiology3.00
MICR at the 300-level and above
PATH at the 300-level and above
PHGY at the 300-level and above


Biology Substitutions List B Excluding Psychology
CHEE 400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM)6.00
CHEM at the 200-level and above
ENSC 301Environmental Assessment3.00
ENSC 307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
ENSC 320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ENSC 390Sustainability3.00
ENSC 425Ecotoxicology3.00
ENSC 471Environmental Analysis Methods3.00
EPID 301Principles of Epidemiology3.00
GEOL 337Paleontology3.00
GEOL 466Isotopes and the Environment3.00
GPHY 304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
GPHY 306Natural Environmental Change3.00
GPHY 310Landscape Ecology3.00
GPHY 314Climate Change3.00
GPHY 318Advanced Biogeography3.00
GPHY 339Medical Geography3.00
HLTH 323Epidemiology3.00
PHAR 340Principles of General Pharmacology I3.00
PHAR 370Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Therapeutics3.00
PHIL 301Bioethics3.00
STAT 353Probability II3.00


ANAT 312Functional Neuroanatomy3.00
CISC 325Human-Computer Interaction3.00
CISC 352Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
CISC 453Topics in Artificial Intelligence3.00
CISC 455Evolutionary Optimization and Learning3.00
CISC 467Fuzzy Logic3.00
CISC 474Reinforcement Learning3.00
COGS 201Cognition and Computation3.00
COGS 300Programming Cognitive Models3.00
COGS 400Neural and Genetic Cognitive Models3.00
COMM 231Fundamentals of Marketing3.00
COMM 251Organizational Behaviour3.00
COMM 333Marketing Strategy3.00
COMM 351Leadership3.00
COMM 352Organizational Analysis3.00
ECON 261Canadian Labour Relations3.00
GPHY 336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
INTS 306Culture, Identity and Self3.00
INTS 307Intercultural Relations3.00
LING 310Phonetics3.00
NSCI 323Cellular Neuroscience3.00
NSCI 324Systems Neuroscience3.00
NSCI 325The Science of Psychedelics3.00
NSCI 401Introduction to Theoretical Neuroscience3.00
NSCI 414Progress in Neuroanatomy and Neuropharmacology3.00
PHIL 301Bioethics3.00
PHIL 311Philosophy of Psychology3.00
PHIL 351Philosophy of Mind3.00
POLS 312Political Behaviour3.00
POLS 313Mass Media and Politics Canada3.00
SOCY 275Theories of Deviance and Social Control3.00
SOCY 276Substantive Issues in Social Deviance3.00
SOCY 387Sociology of Crime and Delinquency3.00
SOCY 388Sociology of Criminal Justice3.00
SOCY 389Gender, Law and Crime3.00
STAT 463Fundamentals of Statistical Inference3.00
STAT 464Discrete Time Series Analysis3.00
STAT 471Sampling and Experimental Design3.00
STAT 473Generalized Linear Models3.00
STAT 486Survival Analysis3.00


Psychology Laboratory Courses
PSYC 315Introduction to the Analysis of Psychological Signals3.00
PSYC 321Psycholinguistics3.00
PSYC 323Laboratory in Attention3.00
PSYC 355Comparative Cognition: Cognitive Origins Laboratory *3.00
PSYC 360The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep3.00
PSYC 375Comparative Cognition: Animal Learning Laboratory3.00
PSYC 380Advanced Perception3.00
PSYC 495Advanced Topics in Psychology3.00
PSYC 570Directed Special Laboratory I3.00
PSYC 575Directed Special Laboratory II3.00


Cognitive Neuroscience Courses
PSYC 305Introduction to Comparative Cognition3.00
PSYC 315Introduction to the Analysis of Psychological Signals3.00
PSYC 320Selected Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience3.00
PSYC 321Psycholinguistics3.00
PSYC 323Laboratory in Attention3.00
PSYC 325Cognitive Neuroscience3.00
PSYC 355Comparative Cognition: Cognitive Origins Laboratory3.00
PSYC 376Functional Neuroimaging the Human Brain and Mind3.00
PSYC 377Decision-Making and the Brain: Principles of Neuroeconomics3.00
PSYC 380Advanced Perception3.00
PSYC 420Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology3.00
PSYC 421Memory and the Brain3.00
PSYC 422Advanced Topics in Attention3.00
PSYC 423Visual Cognition in the Real World3.00


PSYC 360The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep3.00
PSYC 365Selected Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
PSYC 366Gender/Sex, Hormones, and Behaviour3.00
PSYC 370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
PSYC 375Comparative Cognition: Animal Learning Laboratory3.00
PSYC 470Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
PSYC 471Behavioural Pharmacology3.00
PSYC 473Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders3.00


PSYC 330Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 331Introduction to Personality3.00
PSYC 332Health Psychology3.00
PSYC 333Human Sexuality3.00
PSYC 334Laboratory in Psychological Testing3.00
PSYC 335Positive Psychology3.00
PSYC 336Advanced Adult Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 337Advanced Child Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 428Psychotic Disorders3.00
PSYC 429Pain: Body and Mind3.00
PSYC 433Human Sexual Function and Dysfunction3.00
PSYC 435Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology3.00
PSYC 436Sexuality and Gender3.00
PSYC 437Mood Disorders3.00
PSYC 438Self-Injury and Suicide3.00
PSYC 439Interpersonal Processes in Depression3.00


Developmental Psychology Courses
PSYC 350Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC 351Social and Emotional Development3.00
PSYC 352Cognitive and Language Development3.00
PSYC 353Atypical Development3.00
PSYC 450Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology3.00
PSYC 451Brain Development3.00
PSYC 452Developmental Psycholinguistic3.00
PSYC 453Infancy3.00
PSYC 454Child in Society3.00
PSYC 455Adolescence3.00
PSYC 456Theory of Mind3.00
PSYC 458Neurobiology of Socio-Emotional Development in Adolescence3.00


Social Psychology Courses
PSYC 340Selected Topics in Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 341Laboratory in Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 342The Psychology of Social Influence3.00
PSYC 343Judgement and Decision Making3.00
PSYC 430The Self3.00
PSYC 440Advanced Topics in Social Psychology3.00
PSYC 441Attitudes and Persuasion3.00
PSYC 442Culture and Cognition3.00
PSYC 443Intimate Relationships3.00