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Behavioural Neuroscience, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #251 (WUR) Burnaby, Canada
If you want to take a program that is the only one of its kind in British Columbia, then you will be interested in this Behavioural Neuroscience program offered by Simon Fraser University. Combine the knowledge and skills of physiology and psychology, the body and the mind, into such careers as rehabilitation and mental health.
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Behavioural Neuroscience at Simon Fraser University in the Faculty of Science and in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences includes courses in biology, physiology, kinesiology and psychology.The Department of Psychology and the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology co-operate to offer this program leading to a bachelor of science in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences or the Faculty of Science. 

The program is administered by a co-ordinating committee of two members from each department. The committee chair, who serves as program director, is appointed from either of the two departments, alternating every two years.This program requires 120 units: 60 required lower division, and 45 upper division units including 42 required upper division units and three upper division Simon Fraser University elective units, and six units designated Breadth-Humanities; and nine lower or upper division Simon Fraser University elective units.

Career possibilities

The world is changing rapidly and you have no way of knowing the full range of career opportunities available to you in the future. Graduates of this program may end up in a range of occupations, including these:

  • Autism Interventionist
  • Behaviour Therapist
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Developmental Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist 
  • Kinesiologist
  • Neuropsychologist

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • General Biology
  • Biochemistry of the Cell
  • General Chemistry and Laboratory
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Physics for the Life Sciences
  • Introduction to Human Physiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • You must meet the general requirements, including English and quantitative skills, and the program-specific requirements
  • If you're an international student, you'll find program requirements organized by country
  • Admission to SFU is competitive. In the past, the average for admission has ranged from 80% to 90%, depending on the program.  All students must write the English 12 provincial exam and meet BC high school graduation requirements
  • Official documents/transcripts

Tuition Fee

  • International

    979 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 979 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    195 CAD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 195 CAD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Burnaby

  • 1600 - 2700 CAD/month
    Living Costs

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