Program Information

School: MacEwan University
Faculty: Faculty of Health & Community Studies
Degree: Bachelor; Distance
Field of Study: Human Development and Family Studies, General
Description: Many young people experience neglect, abuse, emotional distress and/or family breakdowns. Through mentorship, role-modeling and positive reinforcement, the child and youth care worker can help young people and their families overcome these emotional and behavioural problems. Accepting children and youth as they are and not how we wish them to be, and understanding the difference between being a rescuer and a caring professional are key attributes of the child and youth care worker.

The Bachelor of Child and Youth Care program provides you with the foundational skills required to work in a professional environment with high-risk youth and families. Specialized child and youth care courses and courses in disciplines such as the humanities and social sciences prepare you to become a well-rounded child and youth care professional, ready to offer guidance, support, concern and encouragement to troubled children, youth and their families.

URL: Bachelor of Child and Youth Care at MacEwan University

Admission Requirements

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.

  •  Grade12 English 

Applicants must have a minimum overall average of 65 percent, with no course grade lower than 50 percent, in the following high school courses: ELA 30-1, and four subjects from Group A, B, C, or D
. Applicants are strongly encouraged to present a broad range of subjects in order to benefit from the breadth of learning and to increase flexibility of future program and course choices. Please visit the website for more information on entry requirements.