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Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate

The Applied Behaviour Analysis certificate is designed for Social Sciences students who are interested in pursuing careers in areas that require an understanding of evidence-based treatments and the implementation and evaluation of behavioural strategies. These courses will introduce students to the skills and knowledge needed to work with persons with autism and other clinical populations

U.Cert.Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate

The Applied Behaviour Analysis certificate is designed for Social Sciences students who are interested in pursuing careers in areas that require an understanding of evidence-based treatments and the implementation and evaluation of behavioural strategies. These courses will introduce students to the skills and knowledge needed to work with persons with autism and other clinical populations

Earn a certificate from Mohawk College while you complete your Social Sciences degree. The McMaster/Mohawk Affiliated Certificate Program allows you to earn a degree and a specialized certificate concurrently.  This program is exclusive to McMaster Social Sciences students and offers an innovative way to  balance the theoretical knowledge you expect from a university education with the practical application traditionally offered in colleges.  You’ll gain practical skills that are attractive to future employers. All courses are taught on campus by individuals experienced in the field of study. The courses are used towards your McMaster degree elective requirement.

Students may begin taking the certificate courses after they have completed level 1. There is no application process or admission into the certificate stream. Simply take the 6 required courses and declare the certificate at the point of graduation.

Courses for the Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) Certificate

  • SOCSCI 2UA3 - Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis I 
  • SOCSCI 2UB3 - Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis 2 
  • SOCSCI 2UE3 - Ethical Practice in the Field of Applied Behaviour Analysis 
  • SOCSCI 2UF3 - Professional Relationships with Families and Teams 
  • SOCSCI 2UR3 - Single Subject Research Design 
  • SOCSCI 2US3 - Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder 

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All undergraduate students accepted for admission to McMaster University are automatically considered for a McMaster University entrance award. Additional entrance awards, in-course scholarships, bursaries and other forms of financial assistance is available to you at various stages of their undergraduate careers.

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Academic Advising

The Academic Advising office is run through the Office of the Associate Dean. The primary goal of the Advising Office is to provide all Social Sciences undergraduate students with the information and guidance they need to succeed in their academic careers.

Advisors can help you make the right academic decisions by explaining policies and regulations as well as presenting different options and supports available in your studies.

An academic advisor can assist you with:

  • Course requirements, dropping and adding courses
  • Program selection, application and changes
  • Studying abroad
  • Transfer credits
  • Petitions for missed term work, deferred examinations and special consideration
  • Appeals procedures
  • Referral to other campus services

Learn more about Academic Advising in the Social Sciences.

Six courses (18 units) overall are required to satisfy the affiliated certificate requirements. These McMaster courses are considered equivalent to 18 units of university electives.

Prerequisite: Open to BA or Hons BA Social Sciences students in Level 2 and above.

  • Soc Sci 2UA3E Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis 1
  • Soc Sci 2UB3E Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis 2
  • Soc Sci 2UE3E Ethical Practice in the Field of Applied Behaviour Analysis
  • Soc Sci 2UF3E Professional Relationships with Families and Teams
  • Soc Sci 2UR3E Single Subject Research Design
  • Soc Sci 2US3E Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

Soc Sci 2UA3E Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis 1

This course presents an introductory examination of the principles of applied behavior analysis, and how they can be applied to clinical populations, such as persons with autism.

  • Prerequisite:  Registration in Level 2 or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences

 (Not open to Continuing Students*)

Soc Sci 2UB3E Principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis 2

Building on knowledge gained in ABA1, this course explores evidence-based applications of ABA to clinical problems.

  • Prerequisite:  Credit or registration in Soc Sci 2UA3 and registration in the Faculty of Social Sciences

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

Soc Sci 2UE3E Ethical Practice in the Field of Applied Behaviour Analysis

This course introduces students to foundations of ethical thinking and practice, including ethical decision-making tools used in the field.

  • Prerequisite: Credit or registration in Soc Sci 2UA3 and registration in the Faculty of Social Sciences

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

Soc Sci 2UF3E Professional Relationships with Families and Teams

This course presents students with theories, terminology and applications underlying current approaches to teamwork and working with families of individuals with autism

  • Prerequisite: Credit or registration in Soc Sci 2UA3 and registration in the Faculty of Social Sciences 

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

Soc Sci 2UR3E Single Subject Research Design 

This course presents an introduction to applied research with a primary focus on single subject design.     

  • Prerequisite: Credit or registration in Soc Sci 2UA3 and registration in the Faculty of Social Sciences 

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

Soc Sci 2US3E Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder

This course introduces students to multiple dimensions of autism related to diagnosis, assessment and treatment.

  • Prerequisite: Credit or registration in Soc Sci 2UA3 and registration in the Faculty of Social Sciences

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

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For more information:
Meghan Bregar – Program Coordinator
McMaster University
905-525-9140
mbregar@mcmaster.ca
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Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
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