Program snapshot

Top 7 reasons to study Neuroscience at Dalhousie:

  1. One-of-a-kind program: Our department pioneered undergraduate Neuroscience education in Canada.
  2. Faculty: More than a dozen faculty members from around the world contribute to your neuroscience training.
  3. Reputation: Learn from award-winning teachers in one of the best-equipped departments in Canada.
  4. Research: We offer a wide range of opportunities to get involved in neuroscience research.
  5. Focus: Learn about and understand the structure and function of the brain.
  6. Interdisciplinary: Neuroscience integrates psychology, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, physiology, anatomy, and other branches of the life sciences.
  7. Social and study space: We offer a number of student study space and computer labs, plus active student societies.

What will I learn?


Dal Neuroscience students study the structure and function of the brain and nervous system. They learn how a nervous system functions and what goes wrong in neurodevelopmental, psychiatric, and neurological disorders by combining many life sciences into one integrated discipline.

What can I do?


Many neuroscience graduates pursue work on brain disorders and injuries for government, hospitals, or universities. Neuroscientists also work with computer scientists and engineers, developing smart machines and artificial intelligence.