Heather is your first point of contact for questions related to your program requirements. She can advise you on things like NEUR course selection and sequencing, prerequisites and preclusions, course equivalencies and substitutions, honours project applications, as well as assist with understanding the audit.
Dr. Stead offers more faculty-level academic support and can advise you on things like approaching volunteer and thesis opportunities in labs, as well as offer insights about the Co-Op program. He and Heather work closely together to deliver your academic advising experience.
- Our FAQ has the answers to the most commonly asked questions about the Neuroscience programs, coursework, and honours projects—it’s a great place to start!
- Attending university is expensive as it is, so we’ve compiled a list of funding opportunities for undergraduate students.
- With so many electives to choose from, it can be overwhelming, so we’ve prepared a guide on choosing undergraduate electives for you.
- If you still have questions, consider booking a departmental academic advising appointment with the undergraduate administrator.
- Our volunteer opportunities page tells you how to get a volunteer position in a research lab, as well as how to find volunteer opportunities outside of Carleton.
- Become part of the Carleton Neuroscience community through social events and awareness campaigns by engaging with the Carleton Neuroscience Society (CNS).
- As an undergraduate student, you are a member of the Carleton University Students’ Association (CUSA). Learn about your student government, campus services, clubs and societies, and events.
- Curious about what other tips and programs Carleton has to offer? Visit the Campus Life page!
- Visit the Science Student Success Centre to get a little help on defining and achieving your academic, career, and social goals.
- From information on calculating your cGPA to submitting an academic appeal, Academic Support Services has the answers to the general academic questions you have. In addition, Academic Support Services has resources, such as FIT: Action program, to support students during a stressful university experience.
- University may be the first time you are navigating financial independence. Financial Services can teach you financial literacy skills, such as building a budget and funding your education.
Preparing for Final Year and Beyond
- If you are in the honours program, you will need to complete a 4th year honours project. There are a few options, mainly determined by post-undergraduate objectives and eligibility requirements. Learn about the projects and application process here.
- If you have a burning interest in a specific topic in Neuroscience, consider doing a NEUR 4900 Independent Study. It is possible for NEUR majors to fulfill one of their upper-year course requirements with NEUR 4900.
- Our Potential Careers FAQ page offers advice on getting started with career planning and what to consider if planning for graduate and medical school.