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Children, Childhood and Youth (Bachelor of Arts)

Canada

What will I learn?

About Children, Childhood and Youth

Understand the human condition from the perspectives of young people. Our program takes a child-centred and children's rights-based approach to this relatively new field of study. You will explore the many facets of global childhoods from award-winning faculty members and distinguished researchers.

Our interdisciplinary and humanities-based approaches include courses from sociology, psychology, literature, history, anthropology, and human rights and equity studies. You will gain knowledge, skills and experience for working in child- and youth-focused settings and organizations. This program also opens doors to further study, including advocacy work, counselling, education, health and wellness, international development and much more.

You will learn:

Gain new and critical understandings of children and youth, their cultures and their rights.

Get a solid background in youth social justice advocacy and community engagement practices.

Develop vital career skills including effective communication, teamwork, critical thinking and problem solving.

Hands-on experiences

Lead research with young people in the wider Toronto community in our 4th-year honours research project.

Participate in a wide range of experiential activities in the classroom and community.

Participate in a range of experiences with young people, both globally and locally.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
CAD$33,791.00 (US$ 25,135) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2023

Start date

5 September 2023

Venue

York University

Keele Campus,

4700 Keele Street,

TORONTO,

Ontario (ON),

M3J 1P3, Canada

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Accepted Language Tests and Scores: TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 83; IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5; Pearson PTE Academic: 60; Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60; Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced; Duolingo: 115.

For international students

Students need to have: Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); Six 4U/4M courses, including ENG4U, NBE4U or FRA4U. Students from other countries should have country specific requirements equivalent to Canada.

Accepted Language Tests and Scores

TOEFL Test of English as a Foreign Language iBT: 88

IELTS International English Language Testing Service (Academic Module): 6.5

Pearson PTE Academic: 60

Canadian Academic English Language Assessment (CAEL): 60

Cambridge English Language Assessment (CAE, CPE): 176 from C1 Advanced

Duolingo: 120

Pathways options

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About York University

A leading international research university with a global perspective, York University is preparing a diverse community for long-term success.

  • Two campuses in Toronto with modern, specialized facilities
  • Vibrant, diverse international community of students
  • Excellent student support services
  • No.1 business school in Canada & top 10 in 11 subject areas

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