May 18, 2021  
Undergraduate Calendar 2020-2021 
    
Undergraduate Calendar 2020-2021

Honours Human Behaviour - Autism and Behavioural Science Specialization (B.A.Sc.)


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The program is offered jointly in partnership by Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology and the Department of Psychology, Neuroscience & Behaviour, McMaster University. Students pursue two qualifications simultaneously, and graduates receive the Ontario College Graduate Certificate from Mohawk and the McMaster Honours Bachelor of Applied Science degree. 

Admission


Enrolment in this program is limited and possession of the published minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. Selection is based on academic achievement but requires, as a minimum, completion of any Level I program with a Grade Point Average of at least 5.0 including:

Program Notes


  1. The timing of the Spring/Summer sessions may not adhere to the Sessional Dates as published in this Calendar. 
  2. Students who enrolled in this program prior to September 2019, may use PNB 3Q03 A/B S  towards the units required from the Human Behaviour (Autism and Behavioural Science) Course List.
  3. Students interested in pursuing post-graduate studies are encouraged to take HUMBEHV 3MD3  in Level III or IV.

Field Placement Notes


  1. Applying for Placements - Prior to the start date of a placement, students are required to submit a completed Field Placement Request Form to the Program Coordinator.
  2. Placements will be with agencies that have contracted in advance with Mohawk College. The College cannot accommodate any student requests for special consideration. 
  3. Students are responsible for arranging their own travel to and from assigned placements.
  4. Eligibility for Placements - All students must meet academic, social, and health requirements before they can attend a site for field placement.
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention - All Level II students are required to have obtained a current certificate in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention in order to attend their placements. Failure to meet this requirement will result in loss of placement. Additionally, students will be required to complete a refresher half-day workshop in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention prior to their Spring/Summer placement between Levels III and IV.
    • Health Requirements - In the interest of the student and the placement, students are required to submit documentation (e.g., Health Record Form) that they have had a satisfactory physical examination including many routine vaccinations. All students must submit this documentation prior to placement or the student will not start the placement. Students should refer to their field placement coordinator to determine health requirements specific to their college and placement agency.
    • Police Reference Check - All students are required to have a Police Reference Check prior to the commencement of their field placement.
  5. All costs associated with pre-placement requirements are the responsibility of the student.

Student Conduct in the Program


The University reserves the right to cancel the academic privileges of a student at any time should the student’s scholastic record or conduct warrant so doing. The Honours Human Behaviour - Autism and Behavioural Science Specialization (B.A.Sc.) program reserves the right to remove a student from a placement at any point during the term if the student exhibits unsafe practice or behaviour that places others at risk or is deemed a serious breach of professional behaviour. Such removal may result in the student receiving a grade of F in the course and may result in dismissal from the program.

Human Behaviour (Autism and Behavioural Science) Course List


Requirements


150 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I, plus two Field Placements in Spring/Summer Term between Level II and III and Level III and IV

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


(See Admission above.)

Level II


Level III


Fall and Winter Terms: 30 units:


Spring/Summer Term: 15 units:


(See Field Placement Note 4 above.)

Level IV: 30 Units


Requirements For Students Who Entered In September 2018


150 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I, plus two Field Placements in Spring/Summer Term between Level II and III and Level III and IV

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


(See Admission above.)

Level II


Level III


Fall and Winter Terms: 30 units:


Spring/Summer Term: 15 units:


(See Field Placement Note 4 above.)

Level IV: 30 Units


Requirements For Students Who Entered Prior To September 2018


150 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I, plus two Field Placements in Spring/Summer Term between Level II and III and Level III and IV

Level I: 30 Units


30 units


(See Admission above.)

Level II


Level III


Fall and Winter Terms: 30 units:


Spring/Summer Term: 15 units:


(See Field Placement Note 4 above.)

Level IV: 30 Units:


12 units


from

  • the Human Behaviour (Autism and Behavioural Science) Course List

(See Program Notes 2 and 3 above.)

6 units


  • Electives

Program Chart


 

FALL TERM

(September to December)

WINTER TERM

(January to April)

SPRING/SUMMER TERM

(May to August)

Level II

30 units from Academic Level II

15 units Field Placement I
Level III

30 units from Academic Level III

15 units Field Placement II
Level IV

30 units from Academic Level IV

 

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