Program Information

School: Renison University College
Faculty: Faculty of Arts
Degree: Bachelor; Co-op; Honours
Field of Study: Work and Family Studies
Description: The goal of the program in Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies (SMF) is to promote interdisciplinary scholarship and research in fields such as gender, reproduction, and relationships. A solid, scientific understanding of sexuality and the social institutions linked to intimate relationships provides an excellent foundation for historical, theoretical, and ethical discussions.

The program in SMF addresses human interactions within relational and sexual contexts. It examines not only basic anatomical knowledge and sexual health, but also the formation and maintenance of relationships, parenting skills, and the impact of culture on sexual and family-related values, ideas, and attitudes. Issues that are rarely discussed in secondary education are studied in-depth; some examples include the effects of pornography on societal attitudes, family conflict and its escalation to violence, and sexual dysfunctions.

URL: Sexuality, Marriage, and Family Studies at Renison University College
Length: 5 Year(s)
Cost per year:*

For co-op programs, there is an added fee of $620 for each school term preceding a work term. This covers some of the cost of running co-op programs.

Books and supplies: $2,000

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)* 80 to 100
Prerequisites:*

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 high school diploma or equivalent. For more details, go to: http://ugradcalendar.uwaterloo.ca/page/ARTS-Honours-SMF-Arts-and-Business-Co-op-and-Reg