|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Type||Bachelor's Degree, College|
|Nominal duration||4 years, includes 1 work placement|
|Tuition fee||CA$18,910 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$17,232), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$375 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents) with an overall minimum average of 65 percent:
Note: This program is available for if the applicant meets all academic requirements other than English.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
Humber’s Bachelor of 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. Applied Behavioural Analysis uses behavioural rules in everyday situations to help people change their behaviour to improve quality of life. The program focuses on data obtained through observation as it investigates behaviour, cognitive events and the influence of environmental factors on behaviour.
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.
Students will have the opportunity to engage in field placements (which are typically unpaid). They will complete 490 hours of field placement across two semesters or 490 hours in one Summer semester (245 hours in each 14 week semester) with one of Humber’s community partners. Students will be supported by a field placement advisor.
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 assistants, behaviour associates, 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, developmental disabilities, autism, 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.
Professional Accreditations & Recognition
Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst® (BCaBA®)
The program helps to prepare students to pursue the Board Certified Assistant Behaviour Analyst® (BCaBA®) certification offered by the Behaviour Analyst Certification Board.
Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.