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Child and Youth Care

Program Format(s):

  • Full-Time, Four-Year
  • Full-Time, Direct Entry
  • Part-Time, Direct Entry

Degree Earned: Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Ontario Secondary School Students:
2016 Grade Range for Admission / Wait List Consideration:

Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2017 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.

Domestic Fees Range: $7,248 - $7,826
International Fees Range: $23,604 - $23,634

About the Program: As a Ryerson-trained practitioner in this rewarding field, you will design and implement developmental, preventative and therapeutic programs that will make a difference in the lives of children and youth—within their families and communities, and throughout their lives. Using specialized theories and techniques of care, you will work with children and youth to advocate for their rights and promote their participation in society.

The four year and direct entry programs select students on the basis of academic achievement/grades only. Additional non-academic requirements are not required for admission consideration.

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Requirements for Full-Time, Four-Year Program

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements. Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:

  • A minimum grade of 70 % or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).

Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements Overview.

Requirements for Full-Time and Part-Time Direct Entry Program
  • Three-year Child and Youth Worker Advanced Diploma from a public Ontario College with minimum 3.0/B/70% cumulative GPA. Subject to competition and space limitation, a higher grade point average may be required.

NOTE: Potential students with extensive work experience in the field but with post-secondary academic credentials other than the three-year public Ontario College Child and Youth Worker Advanced Diploma will be considered on an individual basis and should apply to first year. Those with out-of-province two-year diplomas will be required to take a minimum of an additional 24 to 28 credits.

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