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Advanced Diploma in Behavioural Science

St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus St. Lawrence College - Kingston Campus, Canada


Jan 2023, May 2023, Sep 2022, Sep 2023

work permit PG Work Permit

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CAD 19093

Tuition Fee (CAD)

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CAD 100

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36 months


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Program Overview

If you want to work in the growing and highly specialized field of applied behaviour analysis, as well as learn related therapeutic treatments, 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 to work 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.


  • Our students learn how to:
    • Teach children to manage their behaviour and learn adaptive skills;
    • Assist people with intellectual disabilities to access community resources, learn new skills, and live more independently;
    • Teach youth at risk to improve social skills, manage interfering behaviours, and meet treatment goals;
    • Support persons with mental health challenges to reduce their stress, build self-management skills and organize daily activities;
    • Assist clients with acquired brain injuries to learn functional skills and develop life skills;
    • Work with offenders in correctional facilities to build positive skills and behaviours;
    • Recognize what an addiction is and understand various ways to prevent addiction and manage recovery.

Students complete four field placements where they receive experience and practical training in the skills they have learned in the classroom. Our program has many field placement possibilities in a variety of interesting and dynamic settings.

Additional Information

Program Level UG Certificate / Diploma

College/University Processing Time 30

Program Intensity Full-Time

Work Permit work permit PGWP

General Admission Requirement

    • Minimum Overall Score - 6.0  Minimum Listening - 6.0  Minimum Reading - 6.0  Minimum Writing - 6.0  Minimum Speaking - 6.0  

Academic Requirement

  • Minimum Level of Education Required: To be accepted into this program, applicants must have Grade 12 / High School Diploma or equivalent including the following required course(s).
    • Grade 12 English at the C or U level  
    • Grade 11 Math at the C, U or M level (Grade 12 Math at the C, U  or M level recommended) 
    • One of Grade 11 or Grade 12 Chemistry, Biology, Physics or Science at the C, U or M level, excluding Environmental Science and Earth and Space Science)

6 IELTS Score With no band less than 5.5
60% CGPA Minimum Overall Score

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Tuition Fee

CAD 100

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11000 Per year

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