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Youth and Children’s Studies (BA)


Youth and Children’s Studies (BA)

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Our Youth and Children's Studies program explores the culture of childhood and adolescence in the contemporary world.

Learn research strategies and analytical and practical skills to successfully engage with and make a positive change in the lives of children and youth.


Program Highlights

  • Our program looks at children and youth from many different perspectives, using tools from psychology, criminology, media studies, Indigenous studies, health studies, literature and history.
  • You’ll graduate with a range of skills that will help you approach contemporary social, cultural, educational, legal and health issues that face children and those who work with them.
  • Top-ranking Youth and Children’s Studies graduates will be given high priority consideration to Laurier’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program as long as they meet the minimum admission requirements for the BEd program.

First-Year Courses

  • Studying Youth and Children: An Introduction
  • Introduction to Indigenous Studies
  • Introduction to Psychology I
  • Introduction to Psychology II
  • Foundations for Community Engagement and Service
  • Academic Literacy: Social Sciences
  • Academic Literacy: Humanities

Admission Requirements

We encourage applicants of all academic backgrounds to apply.

Ontario High School Curriculum

  • Minimum admission range: low 70s.
  • Competitive admission range, based on last year’s admitted students: low 80s.
  • English at 60%.

Other Curriculums

Visit our admission requirements section to find specific requirements for international curriculums, other Canadian curriculums, transfer students and more.

Design Your Degree

These are a few popular academic opportunities which allow you to dive deeper into your major area of study or broaden your knowledge:

  • Indigenous Studies Minor
  • Psychology Minor
  • Criminology Minor
  • Education Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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