If you want to work in the growing and highly specialized field of applied behaviour analysis, the Behavioural Science program is where you want to be. For over four decades, the Behavioural Science program has trained students to work front-line with a wide range of client populations in a variety of areas within the human services field. Students are taught how to develop and implement behavioural interventions to teach skills to clients and/or reduce challenging behaviours.
Students interested in this program should have a strong desire to work with populations who present with complex behavioural, cognitive, emotional and/or psychological issues. They should also be comfortable working with any population that presents with disruptive behaviours and/or intellectual challenges. Students coming to the program need to be prepared to complete practicum placements working with any of the client populations listed below under career opportunities. Our program trains students in specific treatment options that can be applied to work with any individual who presents with challenges rather than preparing students to work with only one or a specific client population.
It's important to note that this program is not a generalist counselling/psychology program. Students completing this program should be interested in learning about the field of applied behaviour analysis.
Check out the student opportunities to be involved with the Centre for Behavioural Studies.
Frequently Asked Questions about the program can be found here.
Behavioural Science Students can take the Pathway to their degree!
Current Behavioural Science students and graduates from the last 5 years are eligible for an exciting new pathway that can turn their diploma into a degree in Behavioural Psychology right here at SLC! Please click here to learn more.