Behavioural Science


Ambrose University Undergraduate Viewbook
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].

Visit the Behavioural Science Department

Your Future

This is your career

Within your Behavioural Science degree, you can specialize in one of six areas: studies, culture and society, family and development, human development, religion and social science, criminology and aberrant behaviours, or health and helping.

This is where you can go

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
  • Counselor
  • Teacher or professor
  • Police worker
  • Registered psychologist


of grads surveyed are using their degree by working in the field or pursuing further degrees

Beyond the Classroom

A BHS practicum gives you hands-on experience applying your classroom learning in real life. You’ll develop practical skills while you explore possibilities for your future and meet people who work in fields you’re interested in. Please note, you will need to produce the results of a Criminal Record Check before you will be permitted to participate in practicum or internship experiences associated with the program.

Staff and Faculty

Name Position Location Email Phone
Alex Sanderson, PhD Chair, Social Sciences
Associate Professor of Psychology
L2101 -
Joel Thiessen, PhD Professor, Sociology
Director, Flourishing Congregations Institute
L2105 -
ambrose faculty monetta bailey Monetta Bailey, PhD Associate Professor of Sociology L2090 -
Alan Ho Associate Professor of Psychology Alan Ho, PhD Associate Professor of Psychology L2088 -
James Cresswell Associate Professor of Psychology James Cresswell, PhD Professor of Psychology L2107 -
Ambrose Behavioural Science Program Kim McLachlan Behavioural Science Program Coordinator L2096 -