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General Arts & Science Certificate - Behavioural Psychology Stream

Available at: Kingston


The General Arts & Science (Certificate) program offers a foundational year for students preparing for future study in a wide range of fields. For students in the Behavioural Psychology stream, core courses in communications, computers, and personal development are enhanced by courses in Introductory and Abnormal Psychol­ogy, Sociology, Interpersonal Skills, Interviewing & Counselling, Addictions, Ethics, and Statistics. Graduates of the Behavioural Psychology stream are prepared for future study in the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Behavioural Psychology, a four-year applied degree program at St. Lawrence College.

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This one-year post-secondary certificate prepares you with the prerequisites to apply for the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Behavioural Psychology.

Students must complete all of the courses with an overall average of B (minimum GPA of 3.0), no failures. Please note, space in these particular courses is limited, so please apply early. Further­more, acceptance into the Bachelor of Applied Arts in Behavioural Psychology is neither auto­matic nor guaranteed. Students must apply to the degree program prior to February 1 through in order to be eligible for admission.

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Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate - Behavioural Psychology Stream

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (500 hours)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

2016-17 full-year tuition fees: $2,850.18. Compulsory fees are $1,102.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

International Fees

2016-17 International tuition fees: $13,420.00. Compulsory fees:$1,780.15. All fees are subject to change for 2017-18.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2017-18

Semester 1
Introductory Psychology
Introductory Sociology
Interpersonal Skills
Overview of Addictions
Stress Management

Semester 2
Critical Thinking
Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
Introduction to Interviewing & Counselling
Stats for Behavioural Science

Admission Requirements

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level Including the following prerequisites:

  • Grade 12 English at the C or M level
  • Grade 11 Math C, U or M level

For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.


Health Requirements

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

Formal and informal pathways offer SLC graduates the chance to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Those that follow are specific to this program:

    For details on Credit Transfer within Ontario please visit:


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    Scott Poirier

    Program Contact

    Jim Elyot

    Recruiting Contact

    Recruitment Office

    Additional Information

    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

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