Neuroscience

Faculty: Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science
Degree(s): Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science
Campus: Fredericton

How does the brain work? How does the brain determine behavior? What happens when the brain is injured? Neuroscience is a sub-field of psychology that examines these questions and many others. 

Research in neuroscience is one of the fastest growing areas of psychology.  We now have new techniques to measure brain activity, such as neuroimaging, which gives us insight into the brain we’ve never had before. When you enroll in the Neuroscience specialization at UNB, you will stay at the cutting edge of psychology. 

The Neuroscience specialization is available as part of your major or honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. You can also get training in Neuroscience through the major or honours Bachelor of Science degree. 

Why Neuroscience at UNB? 

The Neuroscience specialization at UNB gives you the opportunity to work with specialists and gain research experience in the field. Research training is a standard part of our psychology programs, and this experience will give you an edge when applying for jobs, graduate studies or medical school.

Hands-on learning

  • ARTS3000 Faculty of Arts internship program. This is an optional part of the program where students have the opportunity to work with experts who are applying their knowledge and skills in neuroscience.
  • Experiential learning through laboratory courses.
  • Conduct and analyze innovative experiments in professors’ laboratories.

Skills you will acquire

  • Critical thinking
  • Communication (written and oral)
  • Organizational
  • Ability to interpret and explain scientific research
  • Research

More info

For more information, visit the Faculty of Arts website.

Admission Requirements

For admission requirements, select "Arts" in our admission requirements tool.

Sample Courses

  • PSYC 3743: Drugs and Behaviour
  • PSYC 3745: Survey of the Senses
  • PSYC 3773: Experimental Human Neuropsychology
  • PSYC 3783: Experimental Neuropsychology Laboratory

Careers

  • Researcher (basic and applied)
  • Speech therapist (requires additional education)
  • Professor
  • Physician (requires additional education)
  • Science writer