Psychology & Neuroscience BSc

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Psychology & Neuroscience BSc

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      4 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      C$ 679 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      C$ 2,532

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    The disciplines of psychology and Neuroscience are of course closely related. Many students find that they benefit from studying them at the same time at the Baccalaureate level. Not only will this degree give you a great deal of flexibility should you choose to go on to a professional or graduate program nearly anywhere in the world, it can prepare you for immediate work in a range of mental health related roles.

    Laurier’s BSc in Psychology & Neuroscience includes theoretical studies as well as laboratory and patient-oriented work. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to do meaningful research within your chosen specialty as well. In fact, many Laurier Psychology and Neuroscience students receive Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Summer Research Awards. At higher levels, you’ll experience a largely research-based approach to learning. This will help prepare you for the way you’ll learn in a graduate or professional program if you choose enter one.  

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 4 years of full time study.

    Psychology Modules Include:

    • Abnormal Psychology
    • Analysis of Variance
    • Applied Social Psychology
    • Behaviour Modification
    • Biopsychology
    • Close Relationships
    • Community Applied Research
    • Community Psychology
    • Developmental Psychology: Adults and Elders
    • Directed Studies
    • Drugs and Behaviour
    • Educational Psychology
    • Environment, Psychology and Action
    • Group Processes
    • Health Psychology
    • History of Psychology
    • Intro to Clinical Psychology
    • Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology
    • Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Adolescence and Young Adulthood
    • Introduction to Developmental Psychology: Infancy and Childhood
    • Introduction to Learning
    • Introduction to Neuropsychology
    • Introduction to Perception
    • Introduction to Psycholinguistics
    • Introduction to Psychology 
    • Introduction to Research Methods
    • Introduction to Statistics
    • Linear Models
    • Motivation and Emotion
    • Organizational Psychology
    • Personality
    • Positive Psychology
    • Psychological Measurement and Testing
    • Psychology of Exceptional Children, Youth and Adults
    • Psychology of Gender
    • Qualitative Methods in Psychology
    • Research in:
      • Biopsychology
      • Cognitive Neuroscience
      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Community Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology
      • Learning
      • Perception
      • Social Psychology
    • Seminars in 
      • Biopsychology
      • Cognitive Neuroscience
      • Cognitive Psychology
      • Developmental Psychology
      • Learning
      • Personality and Abnormal Psychology
      • Social Psychology

    Learning And Teaching

    Laurier’s combined Psychology and Neuroscience BSc program is delivered primarily through lectures and seminars, though you will also attend laboratory skills workshops and special events. It is intended to give you the general scientific background you would need to enter into a graduate or professional program next.

    You’ll gain hands on skills in laboratory work, research and other practical subjects. In addition, you’ll learn the basics of scientific investigation techniques, critical thinking and ways to apply what you’ve learned to real world situations.

    Career Possibilities

    This degree will prepare you for studies in a wide range of professional careers or graduate programs in the biomedical sciences, neuroscience or pharmaceutical design. Some students have gone on to professional schools, in time becoming practicing psychologists. 

    Graduates of this program have founded very lucrative careers in fields like AI and deep learning, behavioural genetics, human resources, medicine, neuroscience research, psychometry research, science or psychology education as well as speech and language pathology.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 4 year BSc degree.

    Applicants must typically have completed a university preparatory program at a senior secondary school, or the international equivalent. This must include English, and Advanced Functions content. 

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. 

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