Program Summary

Neuroscience is a diverse and rapidly evolving discipline dedicated to uncovering the intricacies of the brain.

Our programs investigate the numerous neurobiological processes that support complex functions such as movement, sensation, memory, emotion, consciousness and thought. Our faculty and students are at the forefront of innovative research, with a keen emphasis on understanding how diseases impacting the brain contribute to mental health issues including depression, Parkinson’s disease, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease and concussion.

Join our pioneering group — Neuroscience and Mental Health stands as Canada’s first undergraduate degree program housed by a dedicated Department of Neuroscience. Tailor your educational path with the choice of an Honours, Major, or Minor program within Neuroscience and Mental Health. The Honours and Major programs benefit from considerable flexibility in course selection, providing a gateway for exploration and specialization through a variety of minors.

For those seeking an enriched focus on advanced biology and hands-on laboratory experiences, as well as more research opportunities in Biology labs, our BSc in Neuroscience and Biology (Combined Honours) program is a great alternative.

Immerse yourself in our state-of-the-art research and teaching labs situated within Carleton’s Health Sciences Building. Here, you’ll gain hands-on experience, applying theoretical knowledge to practical settings, fostering a comprehensive understanding of the discipline. Our programs stand at the cutting edge of academic innovation, offering a supportive and close-knit community that nurtures both a deep understanding of Neuroscience and the exploration of a wide range of academic interests. With Carleton Neuroscience, your intellectual curiosity and passion are welcomed and encouraged in a collaborative and engaging environment.