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Behavioural Science


To understand individual and societal needs in order to work together to contribute to the transformation of humanity.


The Behavioural Science Program exists to advance social scientific thinking, research, training, and application of knowledge for the redemptive engagement of individuals, groups, and society.

Learning Outcomes

Given the structure of the BHS program, it is expected that, upon graduation, students will:

  1. Have a sound understanding of individual and group behaviour which will assist them in dealing with people professionally and personally;
  2. Be able to integrate knowledge of both the psychological and societal processes which bear upon human emotions, cognition and behaviour;
  3. Have an understanding of research methodology in the behavioural sciences, including constructing and implementing quantitative and qualitative research designs, analyzing and critiquing empirical results, and presenting clear outcomes and recommendations to appropriate audiences;
  4. Have a facility with current technology in the field of behavioural science (e.g., electronic databases, computer analysis software such as SPSS);
  5. Perceive human needs with empathy, develop ethically responsible attitudes toward social problems and, in particular, vulnerable populations in society, and be empowered to give voice to these issues in the public and professional arena;
  6. Develop a Christian view of sociological and psychological processes in conjunction with scientific study
  7. Be prepared to work with integrity and confidence in a variety of human service fields or continue on to graduate work or after-degree programs

Social Sciences Program Coordinator
Kim McLachlan
403-410-2000 ext 5913