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Earn a certificate from Mohawk College while you complete your Social Sciences degree. By using your electives, 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. All courses are taught on campus by individuals experienced in the field of study.

Pathways

Applied Behaviour Analysis Certificate (U.Cert.)Degree Details

Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

Business Studies Certificate (U.Cert.)Degree Details

Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector Certificate (U.Cert.)Degree Details

Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time

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 

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

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.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

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*)

Frequently Asked Questions Understanding Level 1 Internships & Experiential Education Soc Sci Courses
For more information:
Meghan Bregar – Program Coordinator
McMaster University
905-525-9140
mbregar@mcmaster.ca
Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
N/A

U.Cert.Business Studies Certificate

The Business Certificate courses exposes students to core business processes. Courses are taught by professionals with experience in the field. Some areas of focus are: Human Resources, Marketing, Accounting, and Financial Management.

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 offer an innovative way to  balance the theoretical knowledge you expect from a university education with the practical application traditionally offered in colleges.  You will 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 Business Studies Certificate

  • SOCSCI 2AC3 - Financial & Managerial Accounting for Social Sciences 
  • SOCSCI 2BU3 - Introduction to Business for Social Sciences 
  • SOCSCI 2EN3 - Entrepreneurial Training for Social Sciences 
  • SOCSCI 2HR3 - Human Resources Management for Social Sciences
  • SOCSCI 2MR3 - Introduction to Marketing for Social Sciences 

One of:

  • SOCSCI 2PF3 - Personal Financial Management for Social Sciences Final offering 2017/18
  • SOCSCI 2BA3 - Introduction to Business Analysis for Social Sciences New for 2017/18

     

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

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.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

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 2AC3 Financial & Managerial Accounting for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2BU3 Introduction to Business for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2EN3 Entrepreneurial Training for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2HR3 Human Resources Management for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2MR3 Introduction to Marketing for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2PF3 Personal Financial Management for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2AB3 Introduction to Business Analysis for Social Sciences New for 2017/18

SOC SCI 2AC3 Financial Managerial Accounting for Social Sciences

An introduction to financial accounting and managerial accounting with a focus on topics relevant to managerial decision making. The course has two distinct elements: Financial accounting with a focus on understanding financial statements and management accounting with an emphasis on costing, budgeting, and control.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Grade 11 M or U Math is recommended.
  • Not open to students with credit or registration in Commerce 1AA3, 2AA3, 2AB3, 4AK3.

(Not open to Continuing students*)

SOC SCI 2BU3 Introduction to Business for Social Sciences

An overview of the functional areas of business and how they interact.  This course is designed to provide an understanding of the role of business in Canada, by focusing on the basics of management, organizational theory and structure.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Not open to students with credit in Commerce 1B03, 1E03.

(Not open to Continuing students*)

SOC SCI 2EN3 Entrepreneurial Training for Social Sciences

This course will offer a careful examination of the process of entrepreneurship, concentrating on both theoretical styles and practical approaches.

  • Prerequisite:  Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Completion of at least one course from Soc Sci 2AC3, 2BU3, or 2MR3 is strongly recommended.
  • Not open to students with credit in Engn Mgt 5E03.

(Not open to Continuing students*)

SOC SCI 2HR3 Human Resources Management for Social Sciences

Develops comprehensive knowledge and the skills required to carry out Human Resources functions. Includes a variety of methods such as case studies and simulations to enhance learning activities.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Not open to students with credit or registration in Commerce 2BC3.

(Not open to Continuing students*)

SOC SCI 2MR3  Introduction to Marketing for Social Sciences

This course examines how environmental forces shape an organization's marketing program.  Students will learn to create marketing plans that reflect current consumer behaviour patterns, and practice the development of a product or service component of the marketing mix.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Not open to students with credit or registration in Commerce 2MA3.

(Not open to Continuing students*)

SOC SCI 2PF3  Personal Financial Management for Social Sciences

Develops a functional level of competency in managing personal financial affairs. Identifies critical areas of financial concern and applies various techniques and models to analyze problems associated with financial planning.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Grade 12 M or U Math is recommended. Not open to students with credit in Commerce 4FL3, 4FP3.

(Not open to Continuing students*)

SOC SCI 2BA3  Introduction to Business Analysis for Social Sciences

The foundation of Business Analysis is planning, stakeholder analysis, structure and cultural awareness of an enterprise. Prepare for Business Analysis projects through needs analysis and business plan development using industry standard strategies such as project charter, interview and focus group techniques.

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

(Not open to Continuing students*)

 

* A Continuing Student is a university graduate who is not proceeding to an advanced degree

Frequently Asked Questions Understanding Level 1 Internships & Experiential Education Soc Sci Courses
For more information:
Meghan Bregar – Program Coordinator
McMaster University
905-525-9140
mbregar@mcmaster.ca
Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
N/A

U.Cert.Leadership and Management in the Not-For-Profit Sector Certificate

Students will benefit from the real life experiences of their instructors, some of which who are CEOs, and Directors in the Not-for-Profit sector. Skills are transferable across a broad spectrum within both the Private and Public spheres.

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 will 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 Business Studies Certificate

  • SOCSCI 2BR3 - Board and Staff Responsibilities for the Not-for-Profit Sector 
  • SOCSCI 2HR3 - Human Resources Management for Social Sciences 
  • SOCSCI 2LC3 - Leadership and Communications for the Not-For-Profit Sector 
  • SOCSCI 2OP3 - Operational Planning for the Not-For-Profit Sector 
  • SOCSCI 2RD3 - Resource Development for the Not-For-Profit Sector 
  • SOCSCI 2SP3 - Strategic and Long Range Planning for the Not-for-Profit Sector 

Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards

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.

Each scholarship, bursary, Government Aid or Work Study Program a has its own unique application process and requirements. More information on financial aid visit the Student Financial Aid & Scholarship (SFAS) Office.

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 2BR3 Board and Staff Responsibilities
  • Soc Sci 2HR3 Human Resources Management for Social Sciences
  • Soc Sci 2LC3 Leadership and Communications for the Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Soc Sci 20P3 Operational Planning for the Not-for-Profit Sector
  • Soc Sci 2RD3 Resource Development
  • Soc Sci 2SP3 Strategic and Long Range Planning

SOC SCI 2BR3 Board and Staff Responsibilities

This course examines the characteristics of non-profit organizations and the relevance of an organization’s mission within a changing environment. It will also consider the roles and responsibilities of the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors, management styles appropriate to voluntary organizations and techniques for productive meetings.

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

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

SOC SCI 2HR3  Human Resources Management for Social Sciences

Develops comprehensive knowledge and the skills required to carry out Human Resources functions. Includes a variety of methods such as case studies and simulations to enhance learning activities.

  • Prerequisite: Registration in Level II or above of a program in the Faculty of Social Sciences.
  • Not open to students with credit or registration in Commerce 2BC3.

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

SOC SCI 2RD3 Resource Development

This course will investigate sources of funding for not-for-profit organizations including grants, foundations, corporate partnerships, government programs and fundraising. Students will learn how to create a resource development plan, and how to identify capacity, vision and ethics in order to assess potential resources available to the organization.

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

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

SOC SCI 2SP3  Strategic and Long Range Planning

This course will explore the various models of strategic planning. Based on outcome, evaluation and accountability, students will learn how to select the appropriate model and how to conduct environmental analysis in order to manage the organization.

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

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

SOC SCI 2LC3  Leadership and Communications for the Not-for-Profit Sector

This course examines personal organizational leadership styles. Students will utilize leadership competencies to effectively lead and manage an organization. Students will learn how to develop team building skills, manage productive meetings and form strategic alliances and partnerships.

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

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

SOC SCI 2OP3 Operational Planning for the Not-for-Profit Sector

Students learn to implement and manage an annual operating plan, to set priorities, develop a clear direction for action, assign responsibilities, set out costs and indicate how revenue will be generated to fund annual programs. Students will use the plan as a resource for board, staff and volunteers and to track and evaluate progress.

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

(Not open to Continuing Students*)

*A Continuing Student is a university graduate who is not proceeding to an advanced degree

Frequently Asked Questions Understanding Level 1 Internships & Experiential Education Soc Sci Courses
For more information:
Meghan Bregar – Program Coordinator
McMaster University
905-525-9140
mbregar@mcmaster.ca
Length:
N/A
Required Credential:
Level 2 or above in a Social Sciences degree program. Not open to continuing students.
Program Type:
Course Based
Program Options:
Full-time, Part-time
Typical Entry:
N/A