Bachelor of Child Studies

Bachelor of Child Studies


A new generation of role modelsWith a unique approach to Child Studies, Mount Royal University’s distinctive four-year program emphasizes experiential learning in early learning or child and youth care while providing theoretical foundation and valuable hands-on learning opportunities in and outside the classroom. Going beyond traditional program offerings, the Bachelor of Child Studies focuses on creating experienced and well-rounded graduates, who are prepared to become strong advocates for children and youth in the community, or pursue further education at a graduate school level. Mount Royal’s Bachelor of Child Studies is the only four-year Child Studies degree offered in Western Canada. 

You will have the opportunity to specialize in one of the two majors listed below, with each of the streams offering current perspectives that emphasize collaboration and community leadership skills. The Bachelor of Child of Studies equips students with a combination of theory and practical skills to pay it forward by making a difference in the life of children or youth as a mentor, leader or counsellor.


Choose from the following majors:

Note: You must apply to one of the two majors in your initial application.

Why Mount Royal?

Focus on instruction ― Mount Royal faculty members are dedicated to teaching above all. Interact in small classes and labs with instructors who are leaders in their fields.

Well-rounded education ― The General Education (Gen Ed) requirement is built into Mount Royal bachelor's degrees. It ensures you graduate with valuable insight into a wide range of ideas and academic disciplines extending beyond your area of study.

Hands-on experience ― Lab work encourages hands-on learning and practical applications of theoretical concepts by using guided inquiry teaching methods.

Applied research opportunities ― With close ties to the Child Development Lab, faculty members are engaged in innovative community applied research projects and may involve students.