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One of the great joys of a university education is that you have a chance to explore a wide range of academic interests. To this end, every academic program has a degree of built-in flexibility allowing you to explore electives – individual courses that may be of interest to you, but are not directly tied to the learning objectives of your chosen program. Some programs are more flexible than others. The Neuroscience and Mental Health programs offer the most flexibility in terms of exploring other disciplines to fulfill science electives, non-science electives, and free electives. The two 20-credit Neuroscience and Mental Health programs lend well to adding one minor (two, if strategically chosen) without exceeding the 20-credits.

This page is intended to be a starting point in guiding you on how electives can be incorporated into your program (for example, what is the difference between an Advanced Science Faculty elective, and a Free elective?), and to understand what courses can be used as electives. When choosing courses, in addition to adhering to course prerequisites and departmental registration restrictions, you will want to consider staying in alignment with personal interests and post-undergraduate goals.

Some courses listed below count in more than one category and are therefore listed multiple times. If you have any questions about electives pertaining to your program audit, please contact the Undergraduate Administrator for advising.

Full regulations are outlined in the Undergraduate Calendar. Students must follow calendar regulations for their term of admission to their current degree program.

Regulations for catalogue year Fall 2020 available here

Advanced Science Faculty Elective

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Science Continuation Courses

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Courses Outside the Faculty of Science & Engineering

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Free Electives

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