The Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience is a new, tri-faculty collaboration between the Departments of Psychology (Arts), Cellular & Physiological Sciences (Medicine), and Zoology (Science)
The Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience brings together research and teaching expertise spanning multiple faculties and departments to offer a unique interdisciplinary approach to neuroscience.
Launching in 2022-23, the Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience leverages UBC’s strength as a centre for research in neuroscience to provide Bachelor of Science students with an excellent background in neuroscience that will position them to apply their unique training to tackle complex problems in healthcare, research, and policy.
The Undergraduate Program in Neuroscience builds from, and extends, the 50-year-old highly-regarded Behavioural Neuroscience specialization.
Neuroscience at UBC
Neuroscience has been a research area at UBC for at least 7 decades. Currently, there are over 110 research faculty members on the UBC Vancouver campus who either identify as being neuroscientists or are involved in neuroscience-related research. Neuroscientists at UBC represent over 13 departments from the Faculties of Medicine, Science, and Arts. Laboratory and teaching areas are located across the UBC-Vancouver campus, at UBC Hospital, and at Vancouver General Hospital.
Since 1984, there has been a graduate program in neuroscience at UBC, offering MSc and PhD degrees. The UBC graduate program in neuroscience is a multidisciplinary, research-oriented program administered through the Faculty of Medicine and the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health at UBC, and aims to provide students with a broad knowledge of Neuroscience as well as intensive program in at least one area of research.