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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    15,740 CAD

  • Application fee

    150 CAD

  • Years of study

    4 years

  • PGWP Duration

    3 years

  • Min required GPA

    50 out of 100

Included
Practicum

DeadLines

START & DEADLINE TERM DEADLINE APPLICATION
Fall-September 15-April-2023 15-April-2023

Overview

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

UFV’s Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (BA CYC) is a four-year program that prepares you to become a skilled child and youth care professional, ready to provide guidance, support and help children, youth, and families overcome emotional and physical challenges.

Starting with a focus on development and social competence for therapeutic intervention through relationships, you examine and address the issues that affect children and youth who are facing social and developmental difficulties.

With core courses offered in the afternoon and the evening, the BA CYC can accommodate your work schedule if you are currently employed in the human services field and wish to grow your career and gain skills you can apply in your work setting.

In the third and fourth year, the program culminates in two practica for a total of 775 hours that provide you with opportunities to gain direct experience working with one of UFV’s learning partners. 

Through both practica, you benefit from the structured supervision of experienced professionals who can provide valuable guidance and feedback.

Note: If you are currently working in a full-time job, you may need to adjust your schedule or take time off to meet the demands of practicums.

After you graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, you have acquired the skills to take on consultations, case assessments and interventions, counselling, advocacy, and policy development, and become a well-rounded practitioner in any agency or program

You may also pursue further studies in child and youth care, public administration, criminal justice, social work, or any related field.

Child Protection Specialization

You can choose to specialize in your BA CYC in child protection, where you may complete a practicum with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or a delegated Aboriginal agency.

Smart Cost Estimator

Count of person
Accommodation

$28,472

Total costs

yearly

$7,116

Cost of living

1 person

$5,616

Accommodation

1 bed room

$15,740

Tuition

1 person

Academic Requirements

All applicants must:

  • Undergo an initial security clearance (for practicum) and further checks as required. (Please do not submit until requested.)
  • Provide a statement from a physician of good physical and mental health. (Please do not submit until requested.)
  • Attend an orientation before admission.
  • Be interviewed as requested.

To be eligible for admission to the first year of the UFV CYC BA program, students must have one of the following:

  • B.C. secondary school graduation or equivalent; or
  • A minimum grade of C+ in English Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12 (see Note).

Note: Students may also present English 12, English Literature 12, English 12 First Peoples, AP English, IB English A (standard level or higher level), or out-of-province equivalent.

Required documents

  • Letter of intent
  • Official transcripts
  • Questionnaire
  • Résumé.
  • Two reference letters (volunteer or work)

Language Requirements

GRE
GMAT

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

88
20
listening
20
writing
20
speaking
20
reading

PTE

61
-
listening
60
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

Cambridge

-
listening
-
writing
-
speaking
-
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

If you do not meet the academic degree/diploma level, you may be eligible for our Qualifying Studies program. After you complete it and receive a minimum grade of C+, you may be eligible for degree/diploma academic studies.

You can apply for the Qualifying Studies academic upgrading program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for the degree/diploma level programs.
  • You do meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.

Minimum scores required for Qualifying Studies

  • *IELTS (Academic): score of 6.0 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.5
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 80 or higher (iBT) with no section below 19
  • PTE: score of 56 with 52 in writing
  • Cambridge: Certificate of Advanced English (CAE) - C
  • Cambridge: First Certificate in English (FCE) - A
  • EIKEN: Grade Pre-1
  • English 12 C- (or recognized Canadian equivalent)
  • **DET: score of 100 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 

English Language Studies (ELS)

If you do not meet our Qualifying Studies level, you may be eligible for the English Language Studies (ELS) foundational English and academic upgrading program

After completing the ELS program, you may be eligible for the Qualifying Studies level. To be eligible for ELS, you must have a minimum IELTS score (or equivalent) of 5.5 with no band score below 5.0.

There are three levels of ELS. Each level of ELS usually takes one semester.

You can apply for the ELS program if:

  • You do not meet the minimum for Qualifying Studies.
  • You do meet the minimum for ELS.

Minimum scores required for ELS

University Foundation Level (combined English and academic upgrading)

  • *IELTS: score of 5.5 or higher with a minimum band score of 5.0
  • TOEFL (includes Home Edition): score of 71 (iBT) with no section below 16
  • EIKEN: Grade 2A with CSE 2400 or higher
  • PTE: score of 46 with 44 in writing
  • **DET: score of 90 or higher

*UFV does not accept IELTS Indicator results for admission purposes.

**UFV accepts the Duolingo English Test (DET) until the winter 2023 semester. 


Career Opportunities

Education

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Worker
  • Child and Youth Worker
  • Youth Education Support Worker
  • Youth Suicide Prevention Coordinator

Government

  • Child Protection Worker
  • Special Needs Worker
  • Guardianship, Adoption, or Resource Worker
  • Mental Health Early Interventionist

Community and Social Services

  • Family Support Worker
  • Youth Outreach Worker
  • Parent Education Coordinator
  • Infant Development Consultant
  • Supported Child Development Consultant

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