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The only Child and Youth Study program

in Atlantic Canada


What is Bachelor of Arts (Child and Youth Study)?

A university degree that is nationally and internationally recognized for employment in a variety of programs and services such as early childhood, child and youth work, mental health, recreation, family support, early intervention and inclusive development.

DISTANCE: The degree can be completed on-line, however, some courses need to be substituted for others. Contact the Department for details. All CHYS Distance courses are "live" classes provided through Moodle/Collaborate. Some required courses provided by other programs, such as Psychology and Sociology, are in Downloadable Video format.

What you need to get started (and to use as reference throughtout the CYS program):

What can I do with a Child and Youth Study degree?

Find regional, national and international opportunities in hospitals, emergency shelters, treatment facilities,  independent schools, early childhood and family centres, recreation facilities, early intervention and special needs programs, addiction and mental health services.

Who are Child and Youth Study Graduates?

• Are life-long learners, professional in their fields, and advocates for children and youth! 
• Are sought after for employment in licensed early childhood care and education programs, and child and youth residential treatment services because the Nova Scotia government recognizes the Child and Youth Study degree for: 

      - Level 3 classification for employment in licensed child care facilities AND 

      - Levels 3 and 4 classification for employment in its child and youth therapeutic residential treatment centres and secure care facilities.