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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science in Family Studies and Human Development

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Applied Science in Family Studies and Human Development

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 Family Studies and Human Development

The Major

The Family Studies and Human Development major focuses on the development of individuals and families across the lifespan within the context of relationships, and diverse social and cultural influences. This interdisciplinary program is designed to provide students with an understanding of the influence of psychological, social, biological, and economic factors on individual health, well-being, and relationships across the lifespan. Guaranteed practicum placement(s) enable students to gain knowledge and skills appropriate for work with individuals and groups in a variety of settings, completing up to 336 hours of practical experience. Restricted electives allow students to focus their studies on one or more content areas including: (1) Adult Development and Gerontology, (2) Sexuality and Relationships, and (3) Youth Studies. 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 individuals and their families. Graduates pursue careers in a variety of settings including family and community service agencies; government; research institutions; health promotion divisions; support services delivery for individuals and their families; health and social care agencies; employee and family assistance programs; and local social planning councils. Many graduates go on to pursue graduate education in fields such as social work, human sexuality, gerontology, public health, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, recreation therapy, family law and mediation, couple and family therapy, education, social policy, and family relations and human development.

The Learning Approach

The courses involve you in current research and theory broadly in family studies and human development. You will then have the opportunity to deepen your studies in one or more of the content areas, and you can also declare a minor, and/or choose electives in a related or complementary field. Field placements and community service learning opportunities will enable you to gain knowledge, skills and values to work effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of settings.

Potential Career Opportunities

  • Adult or parent education
  • Community-based services
  • Working with older adults
  • Health promotion
  • Sexuality education
  • Secondary school teaching*
  • Counseling or social work*
  • Occupational therapy*
  • Speech and language pathology**

*Careers which require further education/training

 

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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