Program Advising

Bachelor of Child Studies

My MRU Child Studies Degree: 40 courses

Core
11 courses

Your Child Studies degree has core program requirements shared between both majors.  These include fieldwork, practicums, and capstone courses.
Major
11 courses
You will choose between two majors
  • Child and Youth Care Counsellor
  • Early Learning and Childhood 
General Education
12 courses
You choose your Gen Ed courses from four clusters:
- numeracy and scientific literacy,
- values, beliefs and identity,
- community and society, and
- communication.
Electives
4 courses
You are also required to take a certain number of electives for your degree. There are hundreds of courses to choose from depending on your program.

All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown. For information on how to choose your Gen Ed courses, please see your advisor. For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Tier 2 (required INTS 1240)
» CYCC 1130 – Mental Health and Substance Abuse
» CYCC 1132 – The Profession of Child and Youth Care
» General Education Requirement Cluster 2, Tier 2 (required PSYC 1105)
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation (recommended GNED 1401) 

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» CYCC 1142 – Fieldwork*
» CYCC 1110 – Fundamental Skills in Interviewing
» CYCC 2232 – Working with Vulnerable Children, Youth and Families
» General Education Requirement (required PSYC 2235)
» General Education Requirement

*A current Calgary Police Background Check and Intervention Record Check will be required before you are allowed to participate in your Fieldwork requirement.

If you wish to qualify for provincial certification, upon completion of your second year in Child and Youth Care Counsellor, you must follow the advising guidelines that will be issued to you with your selected Major.

All core courses must be taken in the sequence shown. For information on how to choose your Gen Ed courses, please see your advisor. For course descriptions, please follow this link to Interactive Course Search.

Year One, Semester 1 [Fall], Sept. – Dec.
» ELCC 1104 – The Profession of Early Learning and Child Care
» ELCC 1109 – Principles of Development I
» ELCC 1110 – Learning through Play I
» ELCC 1180 – Fieldwork*
» General Education Requirement Cluster 4, Foundation (recommended GNED 1401)

Year One, Semester 2 [Winter], Jan. – Apr.
» ELCC 2209 – Principles of Development II
» ELCC 2282 – Practicum I
» ELCC 2110 – Learning through Play II
» General Education Requirement (recommended INTS 1240)
» Elective (recommended for Certification: HLTH 1213) 

*A current Calgary Police Background Check and Intervention Record Check will be required before you are allowed to participate in your Fieldwork requirement.

If you wish to qualify for provincial certification, upon completion of your second year in Early Learning and Child Care, you must follow the advising guidelines that will be issued to you with your selected Major.

A great education doesn’t just make you an expert in one area - it gives you a well-rounded knowledge base in a variety of areas. That is why all of Mount Royal’s new baccalaureate degree and diploma programs will include General Education, a collection of courses in a range of subjects that will complement studies in your chosen field. As part of your degree, up to 30% of your course load (12 courses) will consist of General Education courses.

Foundation

As you start your studies, you take a total of four Gen Ed foundation courses. Choose one from each cluster.

Cluster 1: Numeracy and Scientific Literacy
» Take one of: GNED 1101, GNED 1102 or GNED 1103 within your first 10 courses.

Cluster 2: Values, Beliefs and Identity
» Take one of: GNED 1201, GNED 1202 or GNED 1203 within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 3: Community and Society
» Take one of: GNED 1301, GNED 1303 or GNED 1304 within your first 20 courses.

Cluster 4: Communication
» Take one of: GNED 1401, GNED 1403 or GNED 1404 within your first 10 courses.

Tier 2

As you progress through your degree, choose four Gen Ed courses from a wider variety of courses

You will take:
» one Tier 2 course from each cluster (Total: 4).

Tier 3

You must take four Tier 3 courses. These four courses must be from at least two different clusters.

You could take:
» three Tier 3 courses from one cluster and one Tier 3 course from a second cluster (Total: 4); or
» one Tier 3 course from each cluster (Total: 4); or
» two Tier 3 courses from two different clusters (Total: 4).

Your advisor, Angie Smith, has carefully prepared the information in this guide to help you with the information you need to register for classes. You will be required to attend an advising session prior to course registration. During this one hour session, you will receive information about course selection, program planning, and registration.

It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the information above.

Use the online Interactive Course Search or the Academic Calendar to explore possible courses of interest and to check that you meet prerequisites. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

Resource site for registration help you solve your registration issues: mru.ca/registration

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mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed and those that are still needed for graduation.  As you move through your degree, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will login to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab.  When you click on the icon or follow the link, your audit will open.

In order to ensure that your curriculum is current, please click the ‘Process New’ tab at the top of the audit every time that you login to mruGradU8.

The information in your audit is separated into three sections:

  • Core and/or Major Requirements
  • General Education (GNED) Requirements
  • Electives
  • If you declare a minor, which is optional, this will be added to the bottom of your audit.

Each semester, information about your course registration will be added to your audit so you can see which courses you register in and which ones you complete.  This will be a great tool for you and your advisor to use to ensure that the courses you are taking will meet graduation requirements for your program.

Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor, Angie Smith, has carefully prepared the information in this guide to help you with the information you need to register for classes. Please contact your advisor by email at smith@mtroyal.ca for information about program planning, course selection and registration.