Bachelor of Child Studies

Bachelor of Child Studies


Making a difference in the lives of children and youthWith a progressive approach to studies that focuses on children and youth, Mount Royal University's distinctive four-year program emphasizes experiential learning in early learning, and child and youth care. The program provides a 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, well-rounded graduates who are prepared to become strong advocates for children, youth and families, or pursue further education at a graduate school level. Mount Royal University is proud to deliver the only four-year Bachelor of Child Studies degree in Western Canada.

Specialize in one of the two majors listed below, with each stream 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 lives of children or youth as an educator, mentor, leader or counsellor.

MajorsYou must apply to one of the following majors on your initial application:

Why Mount Royal?Focus on instruction

Mount Royal faculty members are dedicated to teaching. Students interact with instructors who are leaders in their fields in small classes and labs.

Well-rounded education

The General Education (Gen Ed) requirement is built into Mount Royal's bachelor's degrees. This 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

Our faculty members are engaged in innovative community applied research projects and provide opportunities for student involvement.