Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

Bachelor degree
48 months
Application deadlines: March 31
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: CA$40
Full-time, Part-time
Intakes: September
International tuition: CA$18,219
Domestic tuition: CA$7,132

Program overview

The program is designed in response to increasing demand from employers for skilled child and youth care practitioners who are able to work in an integrated, multidisciplinary way. Some of the topics that students will be required to study are child welfare, abuse and neglect concerns, human and family development, theories of practice; and activity-based interventions. Aboriginal ways of knowing and cultural competency skills are integrated throughout the curriculum. The program is offered on a full-time, as well as a part-time basis to accommodate practitioners working in the field.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • Duolingo English Test
General admission requirements apply. To be eligible for admission at first year, general admission requirements apply. To obtain second year standing, VIU B.A. CYC program students must complete 24 of the required 30 credits from first year. Those 24 credits must include ENGL 115 and 6 credits of Human Development (normally CYC 111/112), and the following Child and Youth Care core courses (or content equivalent of) CYC 100, 101, 152, and 165, or students must have completed a recognized Human Services Certificate program that includes the English and Human Development and CYC courses or equivalency requirements as stated above. To be eligible for admission to third year, students must have completed a diploma in a Human Services discipline, including completion of the Degree English requirement, (6 credits with a min. "C+") and Human Development Requirement (6 credits with a min. "C+"), providing courses meet the VIU CYC program requirements. Human Services Diplomas, which will be granted a block transfer of a maximum of 60 credits, must be from accredited institutions and does not include vocational or continuing studies certificates or diplomas. Successful block transfer does not guarantee an offer of admission. Elective course requirements vary depending on transfer credits or previous VIU course work. The overall GPA of students to be admitted to third year will be a minimum of 2.33 ("C+"), calculated on the most recent 24 credits completed, and with a min. "C+" in each of the individual courses previously identified for meeting admission requirements. The Duolingo English Test (only For Fall 2020 and Spring 2021) - 110

Campus location

Nanaimo , Canada

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