Bachelor of Behavioural Science

Bachelor of Behavioural Science (2016-2017)

How to Apply

Program Code

BH411

Credential

Program Length

Eight semesters, beginning in September

School

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Contact Information

Jo Anne Nugent
Program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 3257
joanne.nugent@humber.ca
communityservices.humber.ca

Fees/Scholarships

The 2016/2017 fee for two semesters is
– domestic $7,446.54
– international $14,800.

Amounts listed are the total of tuition, lab and material fees, student service and auxiliary fees for the first two semesters of the 2016/2017 academic year. Fees are subject to change. For more information, refer to Fees and Financial Assistance.

Campus/Availability

Start DatesAvailability
2016 SeptemberClosed

Admission Requirements

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:
• Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
– Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent
– Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above
– Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Our Program

Humber’s Behavioural Science degree program provides you with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for in-depth work in the behavioural science field with individuals throughout the lifespan. The program is firmly grounded in the theory, principles and practices of behavioural science (applied behaviour analysis and cognitive behavioural approaches) and psychology. The program focuses on empirical data as it investigates behaviour and cognitive events and the influence of environmental factors on behaviour. A broad perspective within the field of psychology includes the study of motivation, emotion, perception, personality, mental illness and genetic factors on human behaviour within the social system.

Courses in the first two years of the program provide a strong foundation in behaviour analytic approaches, psychology, research and ethics, while highlighting specific special populations. This is followed in the final two years with further in-depth study of ethics and professionalism, individual and group counselling, issues in behavioural psychology, further special populations, and two courses of senior thesis work. Overall, the program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, interprofessional practice and leadership. General education is included in the degree to enrich learning. Curriculum is designed to prepare students to pursue certification as Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analysts (BCaBA). The course content will qualify for course certification from the Behavior Analyst Certification Board, the North American association of behaviour analysts.

List of Courses

Semester 3

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 4

Select 2 from the following courses

Semester 5

Select 1 from the following courses

Semester 6

Select 2 from the following courses

Semester 7

Select 1 from the following courses

How to Apply

Your Career

Graduates of this program will have the knowledge and skills to pursue further graduate study in behavioural science or related fields. There are also good employment opportunities, routinely found in health organizations, non-profits, government, charities and education sectors. Graduates will be prepared to successfully gain employment as behaviour therapists, educational assistants, autism instructor therapists and/or use their skills to enhance their employment as workers in a variety of social service settings with vulnerable populations such as mental health, addictions, seniors and youth. With additional education and experience, graduates may be considered for roles as counsellors and therapists, behaviour analysts, gerontologists or co-ordinators of programs in the social service sector.

Our Faculty

For information regarding faculty credentials for this program, visit humber.ca/faculty.

Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition

The curriculum is approved by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board (BACB) as meeting the academic component of the Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst (BCaBA) eligibility requirements.

Work Placement

The work placement is 14 consecutive weeks. Students will be supported by a placement advisor from the School of Social and Community Services. In semester 7, students take a non credit Professional Practice course to prepare them for placement.

End Notes

Humber has been granted a consent by the Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting May 6, 2015. In conformity with the Minister’s criteria and requirements, Humber will submit an application for the renewal of the consent for this program 12 months prior to the expiration of the consent. Humber will ensure that all students admitted to this program will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

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