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Bachelor of Child and Youth Care
Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care

  • ID:HC010064
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
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Fees (CAD)

* Tuition fees listed are for two semesters (unless otherwise noted) and include both Health Insurance and mandatory non-tuition-fees. Other fees include textbooks and supplies.

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Admission Requirements

​​Entry requirement

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 

    • Grade 12 English (ENG4U or equivalent) minimum 65 per cent

    • Five Grade 12 U or M courses in addition to those listed above

    • Overall minimum grade point average (GPA) 65 per cent

English requirements 

  • For any program level, a minimum of three years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language, or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses. 

  • For any program level, a minimum of  two full years of successful study in an accredited university degree program or two full years of successful study in an accredited college diploma program in a country OR in a postsecondary institution where English is the primary language of instruction.

  • Minimum TOEFL Scores: 560 for paper-based test OR84 (21L, 21W, 21S, 21R) for internet-based test

  • Minimum IELTS Scores: Overall 6.5 AND No band below 6.0

  • Minimum MELAB Score: 78

  • Minimum EAP Score: Successful completion of all EAP courses with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 75% in Level 8

  • Minimum PTE Score: 58 - 60

  • Minimum CAEL Score: Overall band score of 60 and Writing of 60

  • Minimum FCE/CAE/CPE Score: Cambridge (FCE/CAE/CPE) 180 (with no single test score below 169)

  • Duolingo Language Test Scores: Between 115-120

Course Information

Humber’s Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program provides you with the knowledge and skills required for in-depth work with children, youth and families. The program is based on the professional practice of child and youth care supported by the disciplines of psychology, sociology, community development, political science and education. The curriculum focuses on the theory and research of relational practice: building relationships to support children and youth in crisis or going through experiences of challenge and change.

You’ll learn from highly qualified professors, as well as from guest lecturers from the child and youth care practice field, youth in care and community representatives. You’ll have the unique opportunity to develop key skills under supervision in our state-of-the-art interview labs, therapeutic play laboratory setting, our family practice room and children’s activity room.

Your courses integrate the study of developmental, preventative and therapeutic approaches in child and youth care and will teach you direct methods such as interviewing and counselling, responding to abuse, therapeutic play, and other intervention modalities taught from a strength-based perspective and within a caring, anti-oppressive framework.

The first two years of the program provide you with a comprehensive understanding of child and youth development, as well as current methodologies in child and youth care professional practice. In the final two years, you will be able to engage in courses related to five areas of concentration in the program – youth justice and advocacy, social policy and research, approaches to care, community development and youth engagement, and international perspectives. The curriculum and work-integrated learning experiences throughout the program will support you to select a focus for your final thesis project in fourth year.

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Semester 1

  • COMM 1000: Academic Communications

  • CYC 1005: Field Placement Preparation

  • POLS 1050: Government and Social Welfare

  • PSYC 1000: Introduction to Psychology

  • PSYC 1020: Interpersonal Communication

  • SOCI 1000: Principles of Sociology

 Semester 2

  • COUN 1100: Fundamentals of Interviewing and Counselling

  • CYC 1100: Child and Youth Care Intervention 1

  • CYC 2040: Preparing for Professional Practice

  • CYC 2100: Group Work in Child and Youth Care

  • PSYC 1600: Infant and Child Development

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 3

  • COMU 3000: Community Practice: Addictions

  • COUN 1200: Creative Therapeutic Programming

  • CYC 2000: Child Abuse: Responses and Resiliency

  • CYC 2205: Field Placement

  • PSYC 2510: Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 4

  • COUN 2000: Approaches to Care

  • CYC 2300: Child and Youth Care Intervention 2

  • CYC 2500: Gender and Sexuality

  • PSYC 2600: Psychology of Mental Health and Illness

  • SOCI 1900: Family Dynamics

 Semester 5

  • COMU 3200: Community Practice: Working with Indigenous Communities

  • CYC 3000: Disabilities and Child and Youth Care

  • RSMT 1501: Quantitative Research Methods - Interpretation

  • Select 2 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

Semester 6

  • COMU 3300: Child and Youth Engagement and Participation

  • CYC 3500: Research Methods in Child and Youth Care

  • CYC 3510: Race and Anti-racism

  • RSMT 2500: Qualitative Research Methods

  • Select 1 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Work Experience - SEM 6C

  • CYC 4000: Child and Youth Care Practicum

 Semester 7

  • COMU 4001: Senior Level Thesis Project 1

  • COMU 4100: Program Management

  • COUN 3000: Advanced Counselling

  • Select 2 from the following courses

  • DEGE: Degree Breadth Elective

 Semester 8

  • COMU 4021: Arts-Informed Approaches to Inquiry

  • COUN 4000: Responding to Primary and Secondary Trauma

  • CYC 4100: Global Perspectives of Child and Youth Care

  • CYC 4200: Senior Level Thesis Project 2

  • CYC 4300: Children and Youth from Regions in Conflict, Post-Conflict: An Issues Approach

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Our program allows you the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children, youth and communities.

You may find yourself in a variety of roles such as:

  • advocacy

  • child and youth or family support

  • child welfare and protection

  • children’s mental health

  • community development

  • education

  • policy development

  • research

  • youth justice

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

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