|Canada, Ontario, Toronto
|Bachelor's Degree, College
|4 years, includes 1 learning placement
|CA$20,525 per year
The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition (CA$18,338), health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees displayed are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change.
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).
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|CA$1,800 per month
The above fee is an estimated amount for living expenses for one month.
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:
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:
The Bachelor of Social Science – Addictions and Mental Health program will provide you with the degree-level education, knowledge and skills required to work in this field. The program is firmly grounded in the theory and application of counselling, policy, governance, social science and research while exploring psychological and sociological influences. In addition, the program focuses on the analysis of social, historical, economic and political issues while exploring the effects these systems have on mental health and opportunities for prevention and harm reduction. The program encourages students to analyze broad issues and develop and apply skills in case management, counselling and grant writing.
Courses in the first year are part of the common platform with other degrees at Humber offered in the field of social science. In the second year of study, students immerse themselves in the field of addictions and mental health in courses including equity and inclusion, assessment, and counselling. This solid foundation of theory and application is followed by two years of further in-depth study in ethics, advanced counselling, contemporary issues, inter-professional collaboration and research. Overall, the program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, leadership/management and professional practice.
In the third year, students will enhance their theoretical and applied studies with a work-integrated learning placement totalling 420 hours in a community setting. Students will have the option of completing placement hours on a full-time (summer) or part-time basis (over the fall and winter semesters) based on their individual situations. During this time, they will be able to practise the skills and apply the knowledge that they have acquired before embarking on their senior coursework.
You will be prepared to be employed in various social service settings in positions such as addiction counsellors, mental health and addictions workers, crisis counsellors, and community support workers. Graduates are well-positioned for additional graduate-level study if they wish to progress into roles such as educators or coordinators of programs in the social service sector.
Note that this program does not prepare graduates for any specific regulated professions, such as social work or psychotherapy.