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.
  • 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.
  • Admission into the Behavioural Neuroscience program is competitive. Students must complete a minimum of 5 required courses at SFU to form the basis of their program approval GPA for entry into the Behavioural Neuroscience major program. All SET 1 and 2 courses completed at SFU will be included in the approval GPA.

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

3

Both of:

KINS 1100

PSYC 2320

 

3

3

And two courses from:

BISC 1011

CHEM 121

MATH 154

PHYS 1012

 

4

4

3

3

And two courses from:

BIOL 1115 & 12151

CHEM 1120 or 1121

MATH 1175

PHYS 11012

 

8

4

3

4

And one of:

PSYC 100

PSYC 102

 

3

3

And one of:

PSYC 1115

PSYC 1215

 

3

3


Students who are not admissible after completing SET 1 can reapply to the major program after they have completed 4 or more courses from SET 2.

SET 2:

SFU Courses

Credits

Langara Equivalents

Credits

PSYC 210

 3

PSYC 2321

3

If necessary, additional courses from:

BPK 2053

BPK 207

CHEM 1224

CHEM 281

MATH 155

MBB 201

PHYS 102

PSYC 221

PSYC 280

 

3

3

2

4

3

3

3

3

3

If necessary, additional courses from:

KINS 1190 & 11913

Unavailable

CHEM 1154 or 12204

CHEM 2216 or 2316

MATH 1275

Unavailable

Unavailable

PSYC 2341

PSYC 2331 or 2333

 

6

0

4

4

3

0

0

3

3

 

FOOTNOTES:

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

LANG PHYS 1101 (4) = SFU PHYS 101 (3) & 132 (1)

LANG KINS 1190 (3) & 1191 (3) will not be offered after the Fall 2019 term. New Kinesiology courses will replace KINS 1190 & 1191, however official transferability throught the BC Transfer Guide is pending.

LANG CHEM 1154 (or LANG CHEM 1220) both = SFU CHEM 122 (2), Q & SFU CHEM 126 (2) - Q

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 July 2021