|School:||Cape Breton University|
|Faculty:||School of Arts and Social Sciences|
|Field of Study:||Family and Community Services
|Description:||Imagine this; you are sitting in class at Cape Breton University, getting ready to tackle an assignment on youth crime. Months later you are working with the local police service assisting with a youth crime prevention project; or assisting in a classroom; or working with a social worker; or the top sports team in your community. The School of Arts and Social Sciences is the home of the Bachelor of Arts Community Studies (BACS) degree programs; process-based, experiential degree programs that focuses on problem-solving, self-directed learning, critical thinking, reflective learning, group work, action research and preparing students for the ever-changing job market. A BACS degree is flexible with many, many options. Students interested in learning more about BACS should explore the regulations and course descriptions for both the three year and four year programs in the CBU Academic Calendar.
The 3-year (90 credit) BACS degree allows students to choose from an extensive selection of disciplines. This degree provides you with the flexibility to personalize your program according to your career interests. In addition to the core Community Studies courses, students choose an Academic Field in one discipline plus Career related courses in 2-3 others and electives.
|URL:||Community Studies – General (BACS) at Cape Breton University|
|Cost per year:*||
This cost estimate is based on students taking five full-year undergraduate-level courses.
|Careers:||Community and Social Service Workers|
|Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*||65|
These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
Applicants are required to have English 12 (academic or advanced) and 4 additional Grade 12 academic or advanced level courses, with a minimum overall average of 65%.
Cape Breton University has strong relationships with several english language partners including, International Centre EAP, English School of Canada (ESC), EC English Language School and ILAC. If your first language is not English, you will need to provide documentation to show that CBU’s English language proficiency requirements have been met. If you have completed at least two years in a secondary school (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation, however, is needed. If you have completed at least 30 credit hours (or equivalent) at a post-secondary institution (as recognized by CBU) where English is the primary language of instruction, you do not require a language score. Official documentation is required.