Forensic Behavioural Science

Forensic Behavioural Science Diploma Program

Behavioural science is the study of human behaviour through disciplines such as psychology, law, sociology, anthropology, and economics. It is essential to human management because it helps learners understand how people behave, think, and make decisions, which can then be used to improve their work environment, productivity, and overall performance.

Here are some specific ways that behavioural science is essential to human management:

  1. Understanding human  motivation: Behavioral science helps learners understand what motivates employees and how to create a work environment that encourages motivation. Learners  can create more effective incentive programs, reward systems, and work cultures that increase employee engagement and retention by understanding the factors that drive employee behaviour.
  2. Enhancing communication: Behavioral science provides insight into how people communicate and interpret information. Learners can use this knowledge to communicate effectively with employees, ensure their message is understood, and reduce misunderstandings and conflicts.
  3. Improving decision-making: Behavioral science helps learners understand the cognitive biases that can affect decision-making, such as confirmation bias or groupthink. By recognizing these biases, learners can make more objective decisions and avoid costly mistakes.
  4. Building effective teams: Behavioral science helps individuals understand how individuals work together in groups, how to create cohesive teams and maximize team performance. It helps understand the dynamics that can cause conflict or hinder team productivity and how to address them.
  5. Fostering a positive work culture: Behavioral science can help learners understand how to create a positive work culture that promotes job satisfaction and well-being. It helps identify the drivers of engagement and design initiatives to improve employee well-being, mental health, and overall satisfaction.

Overall, the knowledge and insights gained from behavioural science can help individuals make better decisions, create a positive work environment, and improve employee motivation and performance, which are all critical aspects of effective human management.

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Degree: Diploma

Faculty: Department of Behavioral Science and Cognitive Technology

Start Date: Intake (Fall | Winter | Spring)

Length of the Program: Two Years (Quarter Based Terms)

Program Load:  Flexible 

Program Code: FBS2022

Behavioural science contributes to increased public safety by improving our understanding and support of first responders, victims of violence, witnesses, and offenders as they move through the judicial funnel system from the initial stages of a criminal investigation and incarceration to their experiences with the court players and systems, to rehabilitation, education, and reintegration when applicable. The forensic field exists at the intersection between psychology and the justice system. It involves applying the principles and scientific methods of psychology to the study of both criminal behaviour and the basic tenets of the judicial system. Specific applications include the analysis of eyewitness memory, the intricacies of jury decision-making, effective police interrogation techniques, and the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of criminal behaviour.

TFI students will study the core areas of psychology: social, cognitive, developmental, and abnormal, as well as research methods and data analysis. You will explore a variety of forensic psychology courses that apply psychology to crime, policing, the courts, corrections, and other aspects of the justice system. You will also have opportunities to incorporate elements of criminology, legal studies, health, and neuroscience into your diploma program with supporting educational pathways to develop unique knowledge and skillsets.

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TFI students have access to new, modern buildings and innovative labs including:

  • Forensic Laboratory
  • Virtual Reality Laboratories
  • Social Science Digital Library
  • Peer review Journal Archive (Coming Soon).

A Diploma in Forensic Behavioural Science from Toronto Forensic Institute can prepare you to pursue a variety of careers. Our program falls under the National Occupational Classification (NOC| 4212) .

“Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services and assist clients to deal with personal and social problems. They are employed by social service and government agencies, mental health agencies, group homes, shelters, substance abuse centres, school boards, correctional facilities, and other establishments”.


Illustrative example(s)

  • Aboriginal outreach worker
  • addictions worker
  • child and youth worker
  • community development worker
  • community service worker
  • crisis intervention worker
  • developmental service worker
  • drop-in centre worker
  • family service worker
  • group home worker
  • income maintenance officer – social services
  • life skills instructor
  • mental health worker
  • rehabilitation worker – social services
  • social services worker
  • veteran services officer
  • welfare and compensation officer
  • women’s shelter supervisor
  • youth worker


Progression to professional occupations in social services, such as family and marriage counsellors, social workers, and probation and parole officers, is possible with additional training and experience.

The above elements outline the essential skills and knowledge that our students must acquire and be able to demonstrate to graduate from our program reliably. The vocational and necessary employability skills components of program standards are expressed in terms of learning outcomes, as indicated above. The skills and knowledge gained will not merely list discrete skills or broad statements of knowledge and comprehension.


Admission requirements for diploma, certificate programs available at Toronto Forensic Institute

  • Have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent or be at least 18 years of age and pass the Wonderlic Test

  • TFI Program Specific Application

  • Police Clearance (Background)

  • Driver’s License Abstract (must have been completed in the last six months).

  • Government Identification   [Two IDs are required driver’s Passport, and a driver’s licence).

  • CV and Mission Statement

  • Transcript of Record

For non-native English speakers:

  • Successful completion of TFI  EAP Level as per program requirement

  • Have the required IELTS score or equivalent or

  • Pass the TFI  English Assessment (Written onsite or online with exam proctor)

About the Wonderlic Test:

  • 15-minute test with 30 questions

  • Students will receive a link to complete the test, or they can have it completed at one of our campus locations.

  • Students must achieve a minimum score of 14 for Fundamental diploma. For all other programs, students must achieve a minimum score of 15.


For more Admission information, visit our Admissions page.

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  • 30 Bertrand Ave, Scarborough, ON M1L 2P5

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