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Biology and Psychology

Bachelor of Science (BSc)

Uncover the connection between psychology and neurobiology. Study the brains of humans and other animals. Explore the basis of behaviour from molecules to neural systems. Develop practical skills working in our labs and on research projects.

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study
Program delivery:
Dynamic learning:
Co-op optional

Areas of focus

  • Cognitive neuroscience, biopsychology and neuropsychology
  • Molecular and cellular neuroscience
  • Systems and behavioural neuroscience


  • Conservation officer
  • Counsellor
  • Laboratory technologist
  • Medical health professional
  • Neuroscientist
  • Nurse
  • Pharmacist
  • Policy researcher
  • Psychiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Therapist

Sample courses

  • Physiology and Cell Biology - BIOL 186
  • Introduction to Mind and Brain - PSYC 251
  • Developmental Biology - BIOL 309
  • Animal Behaviour - BIOL 345
  • Neurobiology: Molecules to Behaviour - BIOL 367
  • Drugs and Behaviour - PSYC 345A
  • Biopsychology - PSYC 351D
  • Advanced Biological Psychology - PSYC 451D


Apply to the Faculty of Science (Undeclared) or the Faculty of Social Sciences (Undeclared) as a high school student or a transfer student from another post-secondary institution.

You can declare this program as your major after one or more years of full-time study.

English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

Learn about UVic's English language requirement.

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