Honours B.A.Sc. in Human Behaviour

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Program Overview

Our Honours B.A.Sc. in Human Behaviour offers a combination of breadth and depth of education in how behaviour works at the individual and societal level. Students completing this program will be well equipped to enter any work environment that requires understanding the determinants of human behaviour – the social influences on behaviour; the basic neuroscience underlying behaviour; the stages of language development; and the stages of early development and their impact on human behaviour. The generalist stream of the Honours B.A.Sc. program gives students substantial flexibility to customize their degree to focus on subspecialty areas of their choice. Capstone experiences focus on science literacy and science communication to a broader audience. The generalist stream is an excellent preparatory degree for a range of other applied certificate/diploma training, and in itself offers a more applied versus research-focused background than the Honours PNB degree.

Students who want to specialize may choose either the Autism & Behavioural Science or Early Childhood Education specializations, both of which are offered in conjunction with Mohawk College.


Path from High School 

At McMaster University, students normally complete a gateway Level I (first year) program and then select a specific discipline program as they enter Level II (second year). Students interested in the Honours B.A.Sc. in Human Behaviour program usually apply to Life Sciences I as their first year gateway programs. Applications to first year are made through the Ontario University Application Centre (OUAC).

For detailed admission requirements for Level I programs, please refer to the University's admission requirements page.


Path from Level I (Course Requirements)

To enter the Honours B.A.Sc. in Human Behaviour program in Level II, you will need to take specific courses in Level I. Click each link below to see these admission requirements in the calendar. There is also a full description of the upper year courses you will take:

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