Degree Requirements

The Children, Childhood and Youth Program is a 120-credit, direct-entry Honours BA Program, which also includes Double Major, Major/Minor, and Minor degree options.

Students are required to get at least a “B” in each of the three core courses in the Program (CCY 1999, 2999, and 3999). Core courses need to be taken one at a time and in order. You need to get at least of "B" in order to be eligible to enrol in the next level core courses (ex. you need to get at least a "B" in CCY 1999 in order to be eligible to enrol in CCY 2999). 

Major, Double Major, or Major/Minor

Students in the Major, Double Major, or Major/Minor (with CCY as the Major) are required to complete at least 42 credits in CCY as follows: 24 credits consisting of a 1000-level core course (6 credits); a 2000-level core course (6 credits); a 3000-level core course (6 credits); a capstone seminar (6 credits) and one other child-related 4000-level course (6 credits). In addition, these students will be required to complete at least 12 credits of departmental/divisional courses relevant to Children, Childhood and Youth, selected in consultation with the program faculty advisor assigned to each student.

Minor

Students with Children, Childhood and Youth as a Minor will be required to complete at least 30 credits in CCY as follows: 18 credits consisting of the 1000-level core course (6 credits); the 2000-level core course (6 credits); and one of the 4000-level child-focused CCY courses (6 credits). In addition, these students will be required to complete at least 12 credits of departmental/divisional courses relevant to Children, Childhood and Youth, selected in consultation with his/her program faculty advisor.

The required courses fulfill the program's objectives in that they focus on the consideration of children and young people as fully human beings who have distinct and special rights, are agents in their own lives and are creators as well as consumers of culture.