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General Arts & Science Certificate - Behavioural Psychology Stream

Available at: Kingston


The General Arts & Science (Certificate) program offers a foundational year for students preparing for future study in a wide range of fields. For students in the Behavioural Psychology stream, core courses in communications, computers, and personal development are enhanced by courses in Introductory and Abnormal Psychol­ogy, Sociology, Interpersonal Skills, Interviewing & Counselling, Addictions, Ethics, and Statistics. Graduates of the Behavioural Psychology stream are prepared for future study in the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology four-year applied degree program at St. Lawrence College.

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General Arts & Science is a flexible program. Course sequence can change subject to student goals and class availability.

This program is not open to International students.


This one-year post-secondary certificate prepares you with the prerequisites to apply for the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree program at St. Lawrence College

Students must complete all of the courses with an overall average of B (minimum GPA of 3.0), no failures. Please note, space in these particular courses is limited, so please apply early. Further­more, acceptance into the Honours Bachelor of Behavioural Psychology degree program is neither auto­matic nor guaranteed. Students must apply to the degree program prior to February 1 through in order to be eligible for admission.

Program Name

General Arts & Science Certificate - Behavioural Psychology Stream

Program Code



Ontario College Certificate

Start Dates


Program Duration

2 semesters in 1 year (504 hours)

Location (Campus)


Canadian Fees

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International Fees

This program is not open to International students.

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

St. Lawrence College offers an extensive Student Scholarship and Bursary Program.  Scholarships and bursaries for this purpose are sponsored by external organizations and private individuals.  These awards recognize our academic excellence, community involvement, contribution to the quality of College life, outstanding achievement and professional potential.  For more details visit Bursaries and Scholarships.

Program Outline 2020-21

Semester 1
COMM 110 Communications for College
BEHA 1071 Interpersonal Skills
PSYC 56 Introduction to Psychology
SOCI 10 Introductory Sociology
GENE 53 Overview of Addictions
GENE 57 Personal Stress Management

Semester 2
COMM 114 Communications 3
ARTS 9 Introduction to Interviewing & Counselling
PSYC 58 Abnormal Psychology
MATH 3 Introduction to Statistics for the Behavioural Sciences
COMP 222 Computer Application Fundamentals
General Education Online

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with the majority of Grade 11 and 12 courses at the C, U or M level Including the following prerequisites:

    • Grade 12 English at the C or M level
    • Grade 11 Math C, U or M level

    For OSSD equivalency options, see Admission Requirements.

    This is a HIGHLY COMPETITIVE program. To be included in the competitive ranking, applications must be complete including all transcripts and proof of enrollment by February 1.  Meeting minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admissions to the program. Please see the Highly Competitive Program Chart for more details.

    If you are missing prerequisite courses, enroll in the Career/College Prep program - free for Ontario residents who are 19 years or older. Click here for full details


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    Programs at St. Lawrence College are delivered using a variety of instruction modes. Courses may be offered in the classroom or lab, entirely online, or in a hybrid mode which combines classroom sessions with online learning activities. Program delivery can be run weekdays, weekends or evenings. Upon registration, each full-time student is provided a St. Lawrence College email account which is used to communicate important information about program or course events.

    Classes may be scheduled any time between 8:30am - 8:30pm.

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