Learn and think about children, childhood and youth through diverse lenses. Our unique program draws on psychology, education, sociology, anthropology, cultural studies, and criminology — among other disciplines — to really understand young people and their perspectives.
This theoretical and practical training offers an approach to understanding children, childhood and youth that includes: diversity, inequality, exceptionalities, families, cultures, social worlds, schools, peers, communities, popular and media culture, and international issues that span the globe. This wide-ranging knowledge base opens up doors to working with young people in a variety of capacities.
Experiential learning opportunities are offered in Years 2, 3, and 4 of the program with a required experiential course in Year 2.
- Three-year Bachelor of Arts (BA)
- Four-year BA with major
- Four-year BA (Honours)
- Five-year collaborative program – CHYS BA Honours and CYW Diploma (Durham College)
- Six-year concurrent CHYS BA (Honours)/Bachelor of Education (BEd)
You can combine your degree in subjects like psychology, sociology, geography and linguistics.
If you are not a CHYS major, you can apply to minor in CHYS after your first year. CHYS students can also minor in unrelated disciplines to further expand their studies.
A collaborative program is also available to complete both a degree and diploma.
Expected cut-off: mid 70s
OUAC Code: BD