Approved Programs

New undergraduate and graduate for-credit degree programs that have been approved by the Quality Council on or after September 1, 2011 are detailed in this database, which can be searched in multiple ways: by university, year, program level and/or keyword.

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Psychology, BSc

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: November 26, 2021

Psychology has a long history in both the natural and social sciences. The Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Psychology will allow students with an interest in a career in natural sciences to distinguish themselves from BA Psychology majors, who generally focus on social sciences. This program will further increase the degree options for Brock’s current Psychology students, allowing them to decide between a BA. and a BSc.  Importantly, a BSc degree in Psychology will be of interest to new students with a stronger background in math and science. It will also promote retention of current students, providing an alternate degree path for those in the Neuroscience program at Brock who wish to pursue a degree with more of a focus on psychological science.

Data Science and Analytics, BSc

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: October 29, 2021

Brock’s BSc in Data Sciences and Analytics (Honours) program is the result of concerted efforts between the Faculty of Mathematics and Science (FMS) and the Goodman School of Business (GSB). The program aims at forming well-rounded data scientists with a firm grounding in the principles and the technical proficiencies in the core areas of computational sciences (computer science/mathematics/statistics) and business (business intelligence and analytics) in addition to advanced knowledge in specialization domains such as financial analytics (currently one of the primary business domain of application for the science of big data), or artificial intelligence, machine learning, or statistical learning and computational methods. The proposed bachelor program offers a ‘regular’ Honours option (4 Years) as well as a “co-op” Honours option (4.5 years).

Bachelor of Applied Health, BAH

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: August 21, 2020

The BAH degree is a three-year program that is broadly based and offers a unique opportunity for students to pursue either a focused or broad 3 multidisciplinary curricular program of health. It is not intended to serve as a direct-entry program, but rather provides a viable opportunity for students who have been removed from an existing FAHS four-year degree program as a result of challenges with one or more mandated components of that degree. This may include, for example, failure to successfully complete one or more required courses, failure to maintain the academic average required to remain in the program, or failure to successfully complete clinical requirements of the program. The BAH degree is designed to provide such students with the opportunity to successfully gain a degree in health sciences in spite of lack of progress or adjudication from an academic program. Thus it contributes to student retention at Brock University and within the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences.

Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice, BA

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: January 24, 2020

The BA in Forensic Psychology and Criminal Justice (FPAC) approaches the study of criminal behavior and criminal justice from multiple theoretical lenses. This transdisciplinary program will include factors relating to the individual (psychological factors), social and cultural factors, and factors relating to the criminal justice system and other relevant institutions, and will provide learners with academic and applied experiences that will give them skills relevant to their chosen careers. Courses will come from Brock’s Psychology, Child and Youth Studies, and Political Science departments. The program seeks to combine these approaches to the study of criminal and aggressive behaviour. Rather than assuming that a behaviour, or a system’s response to behaviour stems from any one factor or perspective, FPAC is premised on the idea that factors across disciplines are required in order to provide more nuanced, critical, and complex understandings of behaviour and responses.

 

Critical Criminology, BA Honours

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: January 25, 2019

Students in the Honours BA in Critical Criminology will acquire deep expertise in sociological criminology that is enmeshed in broader theories of justice and equity and linked to the unique socio-demographic profile of the Niagara Region. With this rigorous preparation, graduates can move on to be critically informed participants/employees in advisory, law, policy, qualitative and quantitative research and data gathering, teaching, policing and public accountability arenas respecting surveillance, criminalization, and interpersonal and structural violence. Students will graduate equipped with extensive training in intersectional criminological social theory, sociological research methods (including advanced social statistics), training in law and social policy, as well as practicum and capstone experiences. The BA Honours in Critical Criminology responds to considerable student demand for a stand-alone degree option, building on Brock’s existing criminology concentration.

Game Design, BA (Honours)

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 13, 2014

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Game Design is a cross-disciplinary undergraduate program that integrates study in the Centre for Digital Humanities (Interactive Arts and Science Program) and the Department of Computer Science at Brock University with study in the Game Development Program at Niagara College. Concurrent sequential curriculum in which students may choose to pursue either a BA or BSc through study both institutions effectively joins the insights of scholarship in game studies, communications, art and applied computing with practical concepts and skills to support critically-engaged and methodologically sustainable production of games. Students will develop specialized knowledge and practical capacities related to chosen aspects of this diverse domain such as game art; character- level- interface- and game-design, as well as narrative for interactive experience which they will demonstrate in a portfolio of work produced in the program. Students will experience and reflect upon diverse discourses, creation and production processes for games through rigorous research and prototyping in collaborative environments. Students in this program enjoy opportunities to study and intern with industry professionals and to pursue supervised independent research and practice options.

Students in the GAME program will graduate with two credentials:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Game Design – Brock University
  • Advanced Diploma in Game Development – Niagara College

The GAME program will develop well rounded leaders in the diverse conceptual, creative and practical frameworks within which computer games reside and are produced. Graduates will be capable  of designing, producing and evaluating games for entertainment, art and advancement of the public interest.

Game Programming, BSc (Honours)

Undergraduate Brock University
Decision Date: March 13, 2014

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Game Programming is a cross-disciplinary undergraduate program that integrates study in the Department of Computer Science and the Centre for Digital Humanities, Interactive Arts and Science Program at Brock University with study in the Game Development Program at Niagara College. Concurrent sequential curriculum in which students may choose to pursue a BSc through study at both institutions effectively joins the insights of game studies, communication studies, and the theories and methodologies of computer science, with practical concepts and skills related to game creation to support critically-engaged and computationally sustainable production of games. Students will develop specialized knowledge and practical capacities related to chosen aspects of this diverse domain such as programming for games and game engines, systems design, artificial intelligence and software engineering which they will demonstrate in a portfolio of work produced in the program. Students will experience and reflect upon diverse creation and production processes for games through rigorous research and prototyping in collaborative environments. Students in this program enjoy opportunities to study and intern with industry professionals and to pursue supervised independent research and practice options.

Students in the GAME program will graduate with two credentials:

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) Game Programming – Brock University
  • Advanced Diploma in Game Development – Niagara College

The GAME program will develop well rounded leaders in the diverse conceptual, creative and practical frameworks within which computer games reside and are produced. Graduates will be capable  of conceiving, producing and evaluating games for entertainment, art and advancement of the public interest.