What is a youth? What is a child? And what does it mean to grow up in the contemporary world? Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Youth and Children’s Studies uses these questions as the basis for exploration into the cultures of childhood and adolescence.
You’ll have the opportunity to work directly with youth and children through a required Community Service-Learning course, in which you’ll be placed in various child-care and educational settings. In addition, a number of courses include opportunities for active participation as a researcher, leader or caregiver in a variety of fields related to youth and children.
You’ll also take relevant courses in History, Psychology, Community Health, Criminology and English, and graduate with a deep understanding of the issues affecting the lives of young people in the past and the present, in North America and around the world.
New for 2017: Youth and Children’s Studies has entered into an agreement with Laurier’s Faculty of Education; guaranteeing that the top-ranking Youth and Children’s Studies graduates, who meet the requirements for the Bachelor of Education (BEd) program, will be provided a space in the Laurier’s BEd program.
Whether you hope to be a teacher, social worker, social services case worker, family lawyer or child advocate, a degree in Youth and Children’s Studies will give you a solid and flexible foundation on which to build your career.
Graduates of the program are well positioned for future study/career in:
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