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Addictions and Mental Health, Bachelor of Social ScienceNEW

Ministry Title: Bachelor of Social Science – Addictions and Mental Health
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Program Code: MH411 Credential: Honours Degree Program Length: 8 semesters
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Program Overview

Humber’s Bachelor of Social Science - Addictions and Mental Health program provides you with degree level education, knowledge and skills required to work in this field. The program is firmly grounded in the theory and application of counselling, policy, governance, social science and research while exploring psychological and sociological influences. In addition, the program focuses on the analysis of social, historical, economic and political issues while exploring the effects these systems have on mental health and opportunities for prevention and harm reduction. The program encourages students to analyze broad issues and develop and apply skills in case management, counselling and grant writing.   

Courses in the first year are part of the common platform with other degrees at Humber offered in the field of social science. In the second year of study, students immerse themselves in the field of addictions and mental health in courses including equity and inclusion, assessment, and counselling. This solid foundation of theory and application is followed by two years of further in-depth study in ethics, advanced counselling, contemporary issues, inter-professional collaboration and research. Overall, the program emphasizes critical thinking, analytical skills, leadership/management and professional practice. 

Courses Learning Outcomes

Current students, please make sure to review your MyHumber Academic Progress report to confirm which courses you should register into for your Fall semester. Courses with in-person requirements will likely also have online components. Humber may need to change plans for in-person learning, subject to government and public health directives and/or additional health and safety considerations.


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Analyze historical and contemporary approaches, theories, values and methods in addictions and mental health studies.  

  • Situate theories, practices and policies in mental health and addictions within the broad context and traditions of the social sciences.  

  • Determine appropriate practices based on critical reading of published research and traditional indigenous knowledge in mental health literature and case studies.  

  • Conduct secondary research in order to write scholarly articles, which summarize the current issues in the field of addiction and mental health. 

  • Advocate for community supports and services for individuals, families and the community with respect to addictions and mental health. 

  • Provide non-biased and culturally competent guidance/assistance to a range of clients with issues relating to addictions and mental health, from diverse populations and backgrounds, and their supports as they are identified by the primary client.

  • Develop, implement and evaluate treatment plans with clients and families with respect to addictions and mental health. 

  • Provide professional services within inter-professional teams providing ethical, legal, effective, timely, and coordinated services within the scope of practice.  

  • Counsel clients and groups effectively in order to empower the individual’s and/or the group’s capacity for self-efficacy. 

  • Describe the limits of the explanatory power of theoretical constructs in order to retain appropriate measures of flexibility and responsiveness in working with clients. 

  • Plan for longevity and wellness in a demanding field, including considerations for self-care, reflective practice, use of constructive feedback, and ongoing professional development. 


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Work Placement

In the third year, students will enhance their theoretical and applied studies with a work- integrated learning placement totalling 420 hours in a community setting. Students will have the option of completing placement hours on a full-time (summer) or part-time basis (over the fall and winter semesters) based on their individual situations. During this time, they will be able to practise the skills and apply the knowledge that they have acquired before embarking on their senior course work 

Our Professors

You'll learn from experienced professors who are active in the field of addictions and mental health. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical learning opportunities to help you achieve the career you want. 

Your Career

Graduates will be prepared to be employed in a variety of social service settings in positions such as addiction counsellors, mental health and addictions workers, crisis counsellors, and community support workers. Graduates are well positioned for additional graduate level study if they wish to progress into roles such as educators or co-ordinators of programs in the social service sector. Note that this program does not prepare graduates for any specific regulated professions such as social work or psychotherapy.  

Program Availability

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September 2021 Lakeshore Open Open

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CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

Thu, October 31, 2019

Professor, Dr. Bal, and students Zanubia and Sherene presented research at the National Association of Child Care Workers conference in South Africa.

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ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

Fri, October 18, 2019

Students from the Addictions and Mental Health program participated in Mind Map, organized by the Canadian mental health charity Jack.Org.

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Faculty of Social & Community Services News

Powerful Pedagogy in Practice

Powerful Pedagogy in Practice

Thu, October 24, 2019

Faculty and staff gathered on October 22nd for a fall conference organized by the FSCS Teaching and Learning Work Group (TLWG).

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Go Abroad!

Go Abroad!

Wed, October 16, 2019

The FSCS will be offering three faculty-led programs abroad in May 2020. Students can accrue placement hours through participation.

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Program News

CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

CYC Faculty and Students Travel to South Africa

Thu, October 31, 2019

Professor, Dr. Bal, and students Zanubia and Sherene presented research at the National Association of Child Care Workers conference in South Africa.

Read the Full Article
ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

ADMH Students Host Art Therapy Workshop

Fri, October 18, 2019

Students from the Addictions and Mental Health program participated in Mind Map, organized by the Canadian mental health charity Jack.Org.

Read More
Sim Lab Team Develops Tech to Support Experiential Learning

Sim Lab Team Develops Tech to Support Experiential Learning

Fri, October 11, 2019

The Sim Lab team along with faculty member John Kosmopoulos developed interactive simulation videos to help prepare students for their placement work.

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Ministry Consent

Humber has been granted a consent by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities to offer this applied degree for a seven-year term starting June 18, 2020. Humber College shall ensure that all students admitted to the above-named program during the period of consent will have the opportunity to complete the program within a reasonable time frame.

Pending ministry funding approval.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained on this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.

On October 21, 2019, the Provincial Government of Ontario announced the renaming of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) to the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU). Both names may appear on this website.

Admission Requirements

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission 

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 

    • an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent 
    • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above 
    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent 

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    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

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Fees

The 2021-2022 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: TBD
  • international: TBD

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

bamh@humber.ca 
communityservices.humber.ca 

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre

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