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Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology

Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology

(Co-op)

Program Code:BBP
Campus:King
Duration:8 Semesters (4 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology

Program Description

Gain the academic theory and practical experience that employers want in our new Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology Degree (BBP). Behavioural Psychology is a field of behavioural science based on the theory that adaptive and maladaptive behaviours are acquired through interaction with the environment through operant and respondent conditioning. You'll graduate with in-depth theoretical, conceptual, and applied knowledge in the field of behavioural psychology.

Industry trends indicate a strong need for trained professionals in social service and health-related areas. In BBP, you’ll develop a comprehensive understanding of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), developmental and intellectual disabilities, mental health, and neurological injury applications. ASD services are becoming more widely available in Ontario as funding has quadrupled over the last 10 years. Approximately 1 in 10 Canadians has a learning disability and in Ontario 1 in 5 children and youth has a mental health challenge. You'll investigate these issues from a scientific and theoretical standpoint and gain the practical skills to treat these conditions using Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).

You'll study applied foundations and go further in examining a broad range of subjects in psychology, including behavioural intervention, behavioural techniques, and the application of ABA in both clinical and non-clinical settings. Areas of focus include social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology within the broader context of behavioural science. You'll gather, interpret and apply information to design treatments and interventions for a variety of clients with a variety of needs in different settings. This includes clients with development disabilities, addictions, dementia, mental health issues and acquired brain injuries within correctional systems, education and work environments and broader community-based environments.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including six Grade 12 (U) or (M) courses with a minimum overall average of 65%, or a mature applicant (21 years or older and has been out of high school for a minimum of two years). Mature applicants should disclose all previous postsecondary transcripts which may be used for admission decisions.

Required course - minimum final grade of 65%

  • English: Grade 12 ENG 4 (U)

Applicants must meet Seneca English Proficiency requirements for degree programs.

Students must apply for, and receive a clear vulnerable sector police check before field placement.

Fees

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Your Career

Upon graduation you'll be equipped to apply behavioural psychology in a range of roles in a variety of education, social services and community settings. Opportunities may include:

  • Autism Instructor Therapist
  • Behaviour Therapist
  • Behavioural Consultant
  • Associate Behaviour Analyst
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Addictions Worker
  • Educational Assistant
  • Family Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor

Co-operative Education

Between your third and fourth year you'll complete a full-time, 14-week work term to gain field experience and apply your knowledge. You'll have the opportunity to hone your skills in a real work environment and build a network of contacts – all before you graduate. Seneca has relationships with a number of employers in Behavioural Psychology and our faculty and co-op co-ordinators will support you during your co-op experience.

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

Also see: English and General Education requirements.

2017/2018 Academic Year

Semester 1
BBP181 Behaviour Theory and Practice I
BBP182 Applied Behaviour Analysis
ENG106 Critical Thinking and Writing
PSY113* Introduction to Psychology I
PSY383 Human Development I
 
Semester 2
BBP281 Behaviour Theory and Practice II
BBP282 Applied Behaviour Analysis II
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
PSY114* Introduction to Psychology II
PSY681 Human Development II
 
Semester 3
BBP381 Standards of Practice
BBP382 Interventions I
BBP383 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities
LSO120* Introduction to Sociology
PSY306 Abnormal Psychology
 
Semester 4
BBP481 Acquired Brain Injury and Rehabilitation
BBP482 Ethics in Behavioural Intervention
BBP483 Interventions II
BBP484 Forensic Behaviour Science
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
BBP581 Behavioural Psychology in Context
BBP582 Adulthood and Aging
CMH183 Introduction to Community Mental Health
SWO400 Theories of Counselling
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
BBP680 Behavioural Approaches to Counselling
BBP681 Behavioural Approaches to Education
BBP682 Practical Applications of Applied Behavioural Analysis
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
STA683 Applied Statistics in Social Sciences
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
BBP780 Industrial and Organizational Behaviour
BBP781 Assessing Complimentary Therapies
BPR774 Research Methods
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
SOC380 Understanding Addiction
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
BBP881 Legislation, Policy and Systems
BBP882 Advanced Topics in Applied Behavioural Analysis
BPR884 Research Project
MNS800 Mediation and Negotiation Strategies
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
* These courses will not fulfill a Liberal Studies requirement.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
BBP181 Behaviour Theory and Practice I
BBP182 Applied Behaviour Analysis
ENG106 Critical Thinking and Writing
PSY113* Introduction to Psychology I
PSY383 Human Development I
 
Semester 2
BBP281 Behaviour Theory and Practice II
BBP282 Applied Behaviour Analysis II
LSP320 Interpersonal Communications
PSY114* Introduction to Psychology II
PSY681 Human Development II
 
Semester 3
BBP381 Standards of Practice
BBP382 Interventions I
BBP383 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Developmental Disabilities
LSO120* Introduction to Sociology
PSY306 Abnormal Psychology
 
Semester 4
BBP481 Acquired Brain Injury and Rehabilitation
BBP482 Ethics in Behavioural Intervention
BBP483 Interventions II
BBP484 Forensic Behaviour Science
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 5
BBP581 Behavioural Psychology in Context
BBP582 Adulthood and Aging
CMH183 Introduction to Community Mental Health
SWO400 Theories of Counselling
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 6
BBP680 Behavioural Approaches to Counselling
BBP681 Behavioural Approaches to Education
BBP682 Practical Applications of Applied Behavioural Analysis
CPP600 Co-op Professional Practice
STA683 Applied Statistics in Social Sciences
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Co-op Work-Term
CWT650 Co-op Work Term
 
Semester 7
BBP780 Industrial and Organizational Behaviour
BBP781 Assessing Complimentary Therapies
BPR774 Research Methods
CPP700 Co-op Integration and Career Planning
SOC380 Understanding Addiction
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
Semester 8
BBP881 Legislation, Policy and Systems
BBP882 Advanced Topics in Applied Behavioural Analysis
BPR884 Research Project
MNS800 Mediation and Negotiation Strategies
plus: Liberal Studies Course
 
* These courses will not fulfill a Liberal Studies requirement.

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor: Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: To be announced.
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Shelley Ferguson
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55115
Shelley.Ferguson@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Academic Advisor: Elisha Vooys
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55001
Elisha.Vooys@senecacollege.ca
Program Coordinator: To be announced.
Program Chair: Biljana Bruce
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55002
Biljana.Bruce@senecacollege.ca
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