Simon Fraser University offers a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree with a Major in Behavioural Neuroscience.

  • Students can also complete an Honours degree in Behavioural Neuroscience
  • The Department of Psychology and the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology cooperate to offer this program leading to a BSc in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science.
  • Admission into the Behavioural Neuroscience program is competitive. Applicants are selected based on an admission GPA calculated over 5 required courses (SET 1 below). Students should apply for admission as soon as these 5 required courses are completed. Other transfer courses completed at Langara will count towards the total units required for the major, but grades in these courses will not be used towards the program approval GPA.
  • Transfer students cannot transfer directly into the program but are required to first apply to SFU Faculty of Science or Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and then apply for admission (internal transfer) to the Behavioural Neuroscience program. Transfer students are therefore strongly advised to transfer to SFU before completing all lower division requirements. Applicants must leave themselves 15 credits of core science and psychology courses to take at SFU to form the basis of their Approval GPA.
  • Once at SFU, students should complete a Program Approval Form and submit it to the BPK academic advisor by June 1 for fall term approval, October 1 for spring term approval, or February 1 for summer term approval.

Useful links when using this course planning worksheet:

SFU Calendar
SFU Department Website
BC Transfer Guide
Langara Diagnostic Tests

SET 1:

The following 5 courses must be completed prior to applying to the program. A C- grade or better is required in each course, with a C grade or better required for SFU PSYC 201W.

 SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

Both of:

BPK 142

PSYC 201W

 

3

4

Both of:

KINS 1100

PSYC 2320

 

3

3

And two courses from:

BISC 1011

CHEM 121

MATH 154

PHYS 101

 

4

4

3

3

And two courses from:

BIOL 1115 & 12151

CHEM 1120

MATH 1175

PHYS 1101

 

8

4

3

4

And one of:

PSYC 100

PSYC 102

 

3

3

And one of:

PSYC 1115

PSYC 1215

 

3

3

 

Including the above admission requirements, the lower division requirements include:

SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

All of:

BISC 1011

MBB 201

 

4

3

All of:

BIOL 1115 & 12151

Unavailable

 

8

0

All of:

CHEM 121

CHEM 122

CHEM 281

 

4

2

4

All of:

CHEM 1120

CHEM 1220 or 1154

CHEM 2216 or 2316

 

4

4

4

All of:

BPK 142

BPK 2052

BPK 207

 

3

3

3

All of:

KINS 1100

KINS 1190 & 11912

Unavailable

 

3

6

0

All of:

MATH 154

MATH 155

 

3

3

All of:

MATH 1175

MATH 1275

 

3

3

All of:

PHYS 101

PHYS 102

 

3

3

All of:

PHYS 1101

Unavailable

 

4

0

All of:

PSYC 100

PSYC 102

PSYC 201W

PSYC 210

PSYC 221

PSYC 280

 

3

3

4

4

3

3

All of:

PSYC 1115

PSYC 1215

PSYC 2320

PSYC 2321

PSYC 2341

PSYC 2331

 

3

3

3

3

3

3

Electives3

Electives3

 

Footnotes:

Both LANG BIOL 1115 (4) & 1215 (4) must be taken to get credit for SFU BISC 101 & BISC 102.

2 LANG KINS 1190 (3) & 1191 (3) were no longer offered after the Fall 2019 term. New Kinesiology courses have replaced KINS 1190 & 1191, however official transferability throught the BC Transfer Guide is pending.

The electives should include SFU W/Q/B requirements.

This course planning outline is created by the Langara College Counselling Department and is intended for use only as a guide. SFU's requirements are subject to change, and it is the student’s responsibility to consult original sources to ensure accuracy.

Updated June 2021