Behavioural Science—BHS for short—is an interdisciplinary program of sociology and psychology. Through psychology you’ll examine how individuals perceive, develop within, and act upon the world. Through sociology you’ll examine how groups and cultures create their own social worlds and how those worlds affect the people who are a part of them. You’ll learn how sociology and psychology intersect in human behaviour, and your learning in one will complement the other. You’ll not only take fascinating classes and do interesting research, you’ll also put your learning to work by doing a community practicum.
So, here's the deal:
Take five courses per semester for four years, and you'll complete your Behavioural Science degree [courses are worth 3 credits and 3 x 5 x 2 x 4 = 120 credits].
Here's a sampling of the jobs our alumni have landed with this degree or entered through further studies:
- Child and youth worker
- Crisis intervention services
- Teacher or professor
- Police worker
- Registered psychologist
Within your Behavioural Science degree, you can specialize in one of eight career domains: education; counselling; criminology and criminal justice; child and youth work; working with vulnerable populations with intervention, prevention, and policy; working with racially diverse populations; chaplaincy; and church and denominational settings.
Joel Thiessen, PhDPositionChair, Social SciencesProfessor, SociologyDirector, Flourishing Congregations InstituteOffice LocationL2105
Alex Sanderson, PhDPositionAssociate Professor of PsychologyOffice LocationL2101
Monetta Bailey, PhDPositionAssociate Professor of SociologyOffice LocationL2090
Alan Ho, PhDPositionAssociate Professor of PsychologyOffice LocationL2088
James Cresswell, PhDPositionProfessor of PsychologyOffice LocationL2057
Rodrigo Dal Ben, PhDPositionAssistant Professor of PsychologyOffice LocationL2107
Kim McLachlanPositionSocial Sciences Program CoordinatorOffice LocationL2096