Frequently Asked Questions
The following are answers to some of the most common questions about the Bachelor of Child Studies program at Mount Royal University.
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Mount Royal University's Bachelor of Child Studies Program
Mount Royal University is proud to deliver the only four-year Bachelor of Child Studies degree in Western Canada that offers two majors:
• Child and Youth Care Counsellor
• Early Learning and Child Care
As an integral part of your degree, we pride ourselves on offering hands-on learning through work with vulnerable populations in community settings and opportunities for gaining valuable skills while engaging in play-based and therapeutic programming.
• school boards
• group care
• programs that work with adolescents struggling with mental health and/or addictions
• behavioural strategists
• early intervention and support
• social services
Professional career possibilities include:
• early childhood educator
• parent support
• child care licensing officer
• support for children with differing abilities
• child and youth care counsellor
• youth justice worker
• family support worker
Many graduates are interested in graduate studies (Masters programs). Some directions our alumni have pursued include:
• University of Calgary — Bachelor of Education, two years post-baccalaureate
• University of Alberta — Speech-language Pathology
• University of Alberta — Occupational Therapy
• University of Calgary — Master of Counselling
• University of Victoria — Master of Child and Youth Care
• McMaster University — Master of Child Life and Pediatric Psychosocial Care
• Bow Valley College
• MacEwan University
• Grande Prairie College
• Red Deer College
• Lethbridge College
• Medicine Hat College
• Portage College
• Keyano College
• Lakeland College
• Northern Lakes College
A child intervention record check, or child welfare check, determines if an adult has an existing intervention record with Children and Youth Services, which indicates that the person may have caused a child to be in need of intervention as defined by the Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act.
Cost of tuition, fees, books and supplies can be found on the Money Matters section of our website.
Please note that the Bachelor of Child Studies is an on-campus program. In addition to regularly scheduled day classes, students may be required to attend evening, block and/or weekend classes.
At this time, we do not offer distance or online delivery.