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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $28,300 CAD

  • Application fee

    $156 CAD

  • Duration

    4 years

  • PGWP

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    81 out of 100

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-September 15-February-2021 2021-02-15

Overview

Bachelor of Applied Science in Child Studies

The Major

The Child Studies (CSTU) major examines the ways children learn, develop, and grow from psychological, physiological, and social perspectives, with families considered as a central context in which children develop. Ways of working with children in diverse and inclusive settings are explored, and the importance of early learning opportunities and early intervention are emphasized. Students gain both theoretical knowledge and applied skills through course work and guaranteed practicum placements, completing over 500 hours of practical experience working with children in a variety of settings. Graduates of the Child Studies major are eligible to apply for membership in the College of Early Childhood Educators. You can also declare a minor.

Through the effective use of elective courses, the core requirements in the major can be supplemented to create a program of study that will prepare graduates for a variety of careers working with children and their families. Graduates pursue careers in diverse settings including elementary schools, pediatric wards in hospitals, family and community service agencies, child care centers, and child and youth treatment facilities. Many students go on to pursue graduate education in fields such as education, social work, speech language pathology, occupational therapy, child life, nursing, psychology, couple and family therapy, sociology, and family studies. 

The Learning Approach

The academic program in the Child Studies major provides a combination of traditional lectures and seminars with the application of theory in practicum courses. These practicum courses enable students to apply the social and biological components of human behavior in various family, community, and educational settings. Students work directly with children in the University Child Care and Learning Center and in Guelph-based agencies or school classrooms in their second and third practicum semesters. The variety of experiences affords students greater opportunity to apply the theory obtained in class to real-world issues.

Possible Career Opportunities

  • Early childhood education
  • Community-based services
  • Mental health services
  • Elementary school teaching*
  • Child and youth work*
  • Counseling or social work*
  • Speech and language pathology*
  • Occupational therapy*

*Careers which require further education/training

Additional Information

An articulation agreement between Guelph and Nipissing University (Faculty of Education) guarantees a number of places in the Primary, Junior Division of Nipissing's B.Ed. Program for qualified Child Studies graduates. Placement is on a competitive basis. Further details are available from the B.A.Sc. program counselor at Guelph or from the Faculty of Education at Nipissing University.

Students may take one minor in addition to the Child Studies major. 

 

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$35,276

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $7,404
Accommodation 1 bed room $6,976
Tuition 1 person $28,300

Hourly wage

Min wage

15.50 CAD / 1 hour

in Canada every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

All applicants must request official transcripts from any and all of the following institutions previously attended:

high school, including summer school
university
college
night school
online courses taken at a provincial approved high school or learning center
an accredited private school or organization officially recognized or authorized as an institution of learning.
Required Supplementary Forms
Personal Support Letter
Student Profile Form
Education Declaration

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6.5
6
listening
6
writing
6
speaking
6
reading

TOEFL

89
21
listening
21
writing
21
speaking
21
reading

PTE

60
60
listening
60
writing
60
speaking
60
reading

Cambridge

176
169
listening
169
writing
169
speaking
169
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available
If your English proficiency and/or grades do not meet admission requirements, you may wish to be considered for the Guaranteed Admission Pathway (GAP). The combination of the English Language Certificate Program (ELCP) and the Open Learning program provides a flexible option for guaranteed admission to Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Arts degrees. Save time by completing online courses toward your degree while you are completing your Advanced Certificate.

Duolingo English Test:Minimum overall score of 110
*Please note that the University of Guelph will be accepting Duolingo English Test scores for Fall 2021 admission only and will re-evaluate the opportunity for future use

Academic background and requirement

English Math 1 of Biology, Chemistry or Introductory Kinesiology 3 additional courses

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