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Combining programs

How to mix Neuroscience with another field of study

A Bachelor of Science with a second major in Neuroscience? You can do that at Dalhousie. It might surprise you to discover that you can combine completely different fields of study into one degree.

There are a variety of ways to combine a major in Neuroscience with many other academic programs. It’s no more difficult than doing a regular Neuroscience degree, and provides you with a formidable combination of two skill sets to take into the job market.

Combinations to consider:


Bachelor of Arts

Double major or combined honours: As part of a double major or combined honours program, Neuroscience can be combined with most other Faculty of Arts or Faculty of Science subjects. 

Minors: There are also a number of minor programs that can be combined with Neuroscience through the Bachelor of Arts program: Business, Community Design, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Health Studies, Journalism Studies, Law and Society, Management, and programs from the neighbouring University of King’s College such as Journalism Studies.

Bachelor of Engineering

Bachelor of Arts students can complete a Bachelor of Engineering degree concurrently with their arts program. Students in this program complete the equivalent of a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree in Neuroscience and a Bachelor of Engineering in a period of five to six calendar years, depending on whether or not a co-op program is selected for Engineering.

Bachelor of Science

In the Bachelor of Science program, Neuroscience can be combined with most of the Science major or honours subjects, provided a larger number of credits is taken in the Science subject.

Special considerations for Neuroscience students

You are able to pursue a combined honours degree; however, the second subject has to be a subject other than Psychology. Students proposing to take such a course of study must consult with an Honours Advisor in both departments to arrange program details.

If you would like to pursue the double major degree option, then five full credits or half-credit equivalents of Neuroscience courses specified in the Concentration program will constitute the Neuroscience component of any 20-credit double major program.