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General Arts & Science Certificate - Behavioural Psychology Stream

Available at: Kingston

Overview

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 Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology four-year applied degree program at St. Lawrence College.

If you are a current student selecting a course and need more information, click here.

This program is not open to International students.

Highlights

This one-year post-secondary certificate prepares you with the prerequisites to apply for the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree program at St. Lawrence College

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 Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree program is neither auto­matic nor guaranteed. Students must apply to the degree program prior to February 1 through www.ontariocolleges.ca in order to be eligible for admission.

Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate - Behavioural Psychology Stream

Program Code

0478BP

Credential

Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates

September

Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (500 hours)

Location (Campus)

Kingston

Canadian Fees

To view a detailed fee schedule, please click here. The fee schedule will open as a PDF in a new window.

International Fees

This program is not open to International students.

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 2019-20

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

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

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit www.ontransfer.ca to search for options relevant to your program area of study.



    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.

    This is a HIGHLY COMPETITIVE program. To be included in the competitive ranking, applications must be complete including all transcripts and proof of enrollment by February 1.  Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admissions to the program. Please see the Highly Competitive Program Chart for more details.

    Prerequisites

    Health Requirements

    Testimonials

    Ellen Foster, SLC Graphic Design grad, 2013
    Front end developer and designer, JIC Design, Kingston

    Developing a close relationship with teachers has always been important for Ellen, so she chose St. Lawrence because of its atmosphere. “It felt a lot more welcoming and supportive than other colleges. The professors wanted to learn about my interests, passions, strengths and weaknesses even before I stepped foot into the classroom. I've always appreciated a strong student-teacher relationship, and I knew I would get that at SLC,” she said.

    Now into her career, Ellen feels like her learning experience at SLC really prepared her for her chosen career path by taking fundamental skills learned and applying them directly to her work. “I currently work as a front-end developer and designer here in Kingston. I learned the fundamentals of front-end development, as well as web design, which is a combination most front-end developers don't have.”  

    Ellen has a word of advice for incoming students to Graphic Design: “To take chances, don't be afraid to fail, and get in over your head. College is the perfect place to realize you're terrible at something and not get fired for it. We may not all be illustrators or web wizards, but you're not going to find out what you are until you take a chance on everything else.”

     



    Ellen Foster

    Program Contact

    Jim Elyot
    jelyot@sl.on.ca

    Admissions Information

    Connect with a Student Recruitment Officer:
    ask@sl.on.ca


    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.

    Classes may be scheduled any time between 8:30am - 8:30pm.

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