Academic Calendar 2024-2025

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


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.

Note: Requirements for this program have been modified. Please consult the 2023-2024Calendar for the previous requirements.

1. Core
A. Complete the following:
102Fundamentals of Biology: Molecular and Cell Biology3.00
103Fundamentals of Biology: Organisms to Ecosystems3.00
B. Complete the following:
ᷡ112General Chemistry6.00
C. Complete the following:
200Diversity of Life3.00
205Mendelian and Molecular Genetics3.00
206Evolutionary Genetics3.00
212Scientific Methods in Biology3.00
D. Complete the following:
E. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Comparative Biochemistry
Animal Physiology
Plant Physiology
F. Complete the following:
330Cell Biology3.00
G. Complete the following:
ʳ۰100Principles of Psychology6.00
H. Complete 3.00 units from the following:3.00
Introduction to Statistics
Statistics in Psychology
I. Complete the following:
ʳ۰203Research 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 list: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.

NOTE: Students have the option to take a course from the PSYC_Subs_B_Excluding_BIOL course list; they are not required to take a course from this list.

4. Substitutions

.310 (or the combination of 315Ի316) may be substituted for 3.00 units from (334ǰ339  or 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 218 as an alternative to 330 to satisfy requirement 1.F.

5. Notes

.ʱ۳115Իʱ۳116ʱ۳104ǰʱ۳106ǰʱ۳118) are 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, HSCI, LAW, NURS, and courses offered by Smith Engineering.

Biology and Psychology Course Lists

The following lists contain courses offered through other Departments. In accordance with Academic Regulation 2.6 (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
ѱ221Fundamental Microbiology3.00
ѱ271Introduction 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
ʳ400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM) 17.00
ᷡ400Technology, Engineering & Management (TEAM) 17.00
CHEM at the 200-level and above
301Environmental Assessment3.00
307Marine Environmental Issues3.00
320Wildlife Issues in a Changing World3.00
ʱ301Principles of Epidemiology3.00
ҷ466Isotopes and the Environment3.00
ұʱ304Northern and Arctic Environments3.00
ұʱ310Landscape Ecology3.00
ұʱ314Climate Change3.00
ұʱ318Advanced Biogeography3.00
ʱᴡ340Principles of General Pharmacology I3.00
ʱᴡ370Fundamentals of Pharmacology and Therapeutics3.00
մ353Probability II3.00

Note that the unit weighting system in Smith Engineering differs from that in the Faculty of Arts and Science. Therefore, upon acceptance of any course from Smith Engineering, the unit weighting towards Arts and Science degree requirements shall be at the discretion of the Associate Dean (Academic). Usually, a one-term course shall count as 3.00 units and a two-term course as 6.00 units.


Psychology Laboratory Courses
ʳ۰315Introduction to the Analysis of Psychological Signals3.00
ʳ۰322Experience Sampling from Lab to Daily Life3.00
ʳ۰323Laboratory in Attention3.00
ʳ۰327Laboratory in Social and Strategic Decision-Making3.00
ʳ۰338Laboratory in Clinical Psychology3.00
ʳ۰355Comparative Cognition: Cognitive Origins Laboratory 13.00
ʳ۰360The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep3.00
ʳ۰375Comparative Cognition: Animal Learning Laboratory3.00
ʳ۰380Advanced Perception3.00
ʳ۰495Advanced Topics in Psychology3.00
ʳ۰570Directed Special Laboratory I3.00
ʳ۰575Directed Special Laboratory II3.00

Winter 2017 onward.


ʳ۰305Introduction to Comparative Cognition3.00
ʳ۰315Introduction to the Analysis of Psychological Signals3.00
ʳ۰320Selected Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience3.00
ʳ۰322Experience Sampling from Lab to Daily Life3.00
ʳ۰323Laboratory in Attention3.00
ʳ۰325Cognitive Neuroscience3.00
ʳ۰326Principles of Memory3.00
ʳ۰327Laboratory in Social and Strategic Decision-Making3.00
ʳ۰355Comparative Cognition: Cognitive Origins Laboratory3.00
ʳ۰360The Neurobiology and Psychology of Sleep3.00
ʳ۰365Selected Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
ʳ۰366Gender/Sex, Hormones, and Behaviour3.00
ʳ۰370Brain and Behaviour II3.00
ʳ۰375Comparative Cognition: Animal Learning Laboratory3.00
ʳ۰376Functional Neuroimaging the Human Brain and Mind3.00
ʳ۰377Decision-Making and the Brain: Principles of Neuroeconomics3.00
ʳ۰380Advanced Perception3.00
ʳ۰420Advanced Topics in Cognitive Psychology3.00
ʳ۰421Memory and the Brain3.00
ʳ۰422Advanced Topics in Attention3.00
ʳ۰423Driving, Deepfakes, and Disinformation: Applications of Visual Cognition3.00
ʳ۰424Research Into Spontaneous Thought3.00
ʳ۰444Language and Reasoning3.00
ʳ۰470Advanced Topics in Behavioural Neuroscience3.00
ʳ۰471Behavioural Pharmacology3.00
ʳ۰473Neurobiology of Psychiatric Disorders3.00


ʳ۰330Selected Topics in Clinical Psychology3.00
ʳ۰331Introduction to Personality3.00
ʳ۰332Health Psychology3.00
ʳ۰333Human Sexuality3.00
ʳ۰334Laboratory in Psychological Testing3.00
ʳ۰335Positive Psychology3.00
ʳ۰336Advanced Adult Clinical Psychology3.00
ʳ۰337Advanced Child Clinical Psychology3.00
ʳ۰338Laboratory in Clinical Psychology3.00
ʳ۰428Psychotic Disorders3.00
ʳ۰429Pain: Body and Mind3.00
ʳ۰432Affective Psychophysiology3.00
ʳ۰433Human Sexual Function and Dysfunction3.00
ʳ۰435Advanced Topics in Clinical Psychology3.00
ʳ۰436Sexuality and Gender3.00
ʳ۰437Mood Disorders3.00
ʳ۰438Self-Injury and Suicide3.00
ʳ۰439Interpersonal Processes in Depression3.00


Developmental Psychology Courses
ʳ۰350Selected Topics in Developmental Psychology3.00
ʳ۰351Social and Emotional Development3.00
ʳ۰352Cognitive and Language Development3.00
ʳ۰353Atypical Development3.00
ʳ۰358Developmental Social Neuroscience3.00
ʳ۰450Advanced Topics in Developmental Psychology3.00
ʳ۰451Brain Development3.00
ʳ۰452Developmental Psycholinguistics3.00
ʳ۰454Child in Society3.00
ʳ۰456Theory of Mind3.00
ʳ۰458Neurobiology of Socio-Emotional Development in Adolescence3.00
ʳ۰459Socioemotional Development in the Digital Age3.00


Social Psychology Courses
ʳ۰327Laboratory in Social and Strategic Decision-Making3.00
ʳ۰340Selected Topics in Social Psychology3.00
ʳ۰341Laboratory in Social Psychology3.00
ʳ۰342The Psychology of Social Influence3.00
ʳ۰343Judgement and Decision Making3.00
ʳ۰430The Self3.00
ʳ۰440Advanced Topics in Social Psychology3.00
ʳ۰441Attitudes and Persuasion3.00
ʳ۰442Culture and Cognition3.00
ʳ۰443Intimate Relationships3.00
ʳ۰444Language and Reasoning3.00


312Functional Neuroanatomy3.00
325Human-Computer Interaction3.00
352Artificial Intelligence3.00
452Neural and Genetic Computing3.00
453Topics in Artificial Intelligence3.00
455Evolutionary Optimization and Learning3.00
467Fuzzy Logic3.00
474Reinforcement Learning3.00
䰿ҳ201Cognition and Computation3.00
䰿ҳ400Neural and Genetic Cognitive Models3.00
䰿Ѳ231Fundamentals of Marketing3.00
䰿Ѳ251Organizational Behaviour3.00
䰿Ѳ333Marketing Strategy3.00
䰿Ѳ352Organizational Analysis3.00
䰿261Canadian Labour Relations3.00
ұʱ336Geography, the Environment and Human Health3.00
ճ306Culture, Identity, and Self3.00
ճ307Intercultural Relations3.00
323Foundational Neuroscience3.00
324Systems Neuroscience3.00
325The Science of Psychedelics3.00
401Introduction to Theoretical Neuroscience3.00
414Progress in Neuroanatomy and Neuropharmacology3.00
ʱ311Philosophy of Psychology3.00
ʱ351Philosophy of Mind3.00
ʰ312Political Behaviour3.00
ʰ313Mass Media and Politics in Canada3.00
275Theories of Deviance and Social Control3.00
276Substantive Issues in Social Deviance3.00
387Sociology of Crime and Delinquency3.00
388Sociology of Criminal Justice3.00
389Gender, Law, and Crime3.00
մ463Fundamentals of Statistical Inference3.00
մ464Discrete Time Series Analysis3.00
մ471Sampling and Experimental Design3.00
մ473Generalized Linear Models3.00
մ486Survival Analysis3.00