SLC has introduced a new pathway to the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree, allowing current students and graduates (from the last five years) of the Behavioural Science Program (BSP) advanced diploma to enter the third year of the degree program.
Pathway programs to degree completion with universities have become increasingly popular, and SLC has several articulation agreements in place with Canadian universities, the US, and notably, several in Ireland. With this new opportunity, SLC students and graduates can continue their studies here, and obtain an honours degree.
Past students have asked for this opportunity as pathways from diploma/advanced diplomas to degrees are an integral part of academic pathways, according to Louise Chatterton, SLC’s Associate Dean, School of Community Services.
"SLC’s reputation in the field of behavioural science programming is strong and well-earned. Our Behavioural Science advanced diploma started over 40 years ago and our degree program was the first of its kind in Canada when it started almost 20 years ago," Louise said. "Until recently, we did not have a formal pathway in place so that our advanced diploma graduates could continue their studies and graduate with that degree. With our last degree Consent Renewal process through the Postsecondary Education Quality Assurance Board (PEQAB) we proposed this pathway and were approved."
To qualify, eligible students need a minimum program GPA of 3.00 for Advanced Level Entry into the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology. BSP graduates must then complete a bridging semester in the spring semester prior to starting semester five of the degree program. The bridging semester consists of four online courses. Students completing the bridge will need to meet the degree-specific continuance policy (as described in the Academic Policy Manual) in order to move into semester five of the degree program.
Graduating BSP students (or graduates from the last five years) can apply now through the School of Community Services office for Advanced Level Entry and start their bridging semester this spring 2021 semester.
For more information, please contact Louise Chatterton, Associate Dean, School of Community Services at LChatterton@sl.on.ca.