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Honours Applied Psychology in Human Behaviour - Early Childhood Studies Specialization (B.A.Sc.)


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Program has been renamed Honours Applied Psychology in Human Behaviour - Early Childhood Studies Specialization (B.A.Sc.). Students who enrolled prior to September 2022 are given the choice to remain in Honours Human Behaviour Early Childhood Education Specialization or transfer into Honours Applied Psychology in Human Behaviour - Early Childhood Studies Specialization.

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 Diploma 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 interested in pursuing post-graduate studies are encouraged to take HUMBEHV 3MD3  in Level III or IV.

Early Childhood Studies (ECS) Practicum Notes


  1. Applying for Practica - Prior to the start date of a practicum, students are required to submit a completed Practicum Request Form to the Program Coordinator.
  2. The Practica 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 practica.
  4. Eligibility for Practica - All students must meet academic, social, and health requirements before they can attend a site for their practicum.
    • Health Requirements - In the interest of the student and the practica, 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 the practicum or the student will not start the practicum. Students should refer to their professional practice coordinator to determine health requirements specific to their college and practicum agency.
    • Police Reference Check - All students are required to have a Police Reference Check prior to the commencement of their practicum. Registered students who have been convicted of an offense under the Criminal Code of Conduct for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity for a practicum at the discretion of the agency.
  5. All costs associated with pre-practicum 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 - Early Childhood Studies Specialization (B.A.Sc.) program reserves the right to remove a student from a practicum 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 this program.

Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Studies) Course List


Requirements


150 units total (Levels I to IV), of which no more than 48 units may be Level I, plus three Professional Practices 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


Level IV: 30 Units


9 units


from

  • the Human Behaviour (Early Childhood Studies) Course List

(See Program Note 2 above.)

12 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 ECS Practicum I & II
Level III

30 units from Academic Level III

 

15 units ECS Practicum III
Level IV

30 units from Academic Level IV

 

 

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