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Youth and Children’s Studies (BA)


 brantford

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 guaranteed admission to Laurier’s Bachelor of Education (BEd) program as long as they meet the minimum admission requirements for the BEd program.

Sample Courses

  • Children, Toys and Media
  • Children’s Rights
  • Adoption: Past and Present
  • Immigrant and Ethno Youth
  • Youth Sexuality
  • Youth Cultures
  • Youth and Children Through the Ages

Requirements

International Baccalaureate Requirements

  • HL or SL English at 3.
  • IB Minimum Score: 24.

Find equivalent requirements for additional curriculums in the admissions toolkits

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
  • Social Work Minor

Check out other options to enhance your degree.

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