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Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care

This guide has been prepared with the information you need to successfully register for your first year at UFV. Please review the information provided on this page thoroughly before contacting your academic advisor with questions.



Program structure and requirements

Fall semester core courses

  • CYC 100 (Child and Youth Care) - Human Development I
  • CYC 167 - Intro to Working with Individuals in CYC
  • CYC 101 - Intro to Professional CYC Care (or take this in winter 2022)
  • CMNS 125 (Communications) - Communicating Professionally to Academic and Workplace
  • Audiences or ENGL 105 (English) - Academic Writing
  • Elective


  • Not all courses are offered each semester, and you need to complete some courses in a particular order to continue in the program.
  • You can take this program part-time but this will create a delay in practicum and graduation.


Breadth and elective credits

In addition to the CYC core courses you must complete:

  • 30 credits of electives (about 10 courses). Three of those credits must be upper level (300/400) coursework
  • 6 credits of breadth courses in Communications or English

Note: You can apply your elective credits to meet post-graduate program requirements.

It is important to meet with your Academic Advisor to plan your electives.



As part of the program, you also have two practicums to complete:

  • CYC 310 a/b – fall and winter semester in third year
  • or
  • CYC 310 block in summer after third-year courses
  • and
  • CYC 410 a/b – fall and winter semester in fourth year
  • or
  • CYC 410 block in summer after fourth-year courses


Questions about the practicum?

Visit the Practicum Centre or email


Where can I find a list of courses for the program?

You can access a list of all approved and required courses for your program in two ways:


First time using MyGRADplan?

Visit MyGRADplan website to get login instructions and review tutorials. Specifically, you will want to learn about the 'What if' and 'Look ahead' features as they will be most helpful in your course planning.


Child Protection specialization

As part of the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care, you can declare the Child Protection Specialization. This would include taking a child protection course, and completing your fourth-year practicum with the Ministry of Children and Family Development or with a Delegated Aboriginal Agency.

Note: This is a competitive application process, and it is not guaranteed with the declaration.

To declare the Child Protection Specialization, contact your academic advisor.



The Child, Youth and Family Studies department provides an orientation in March of each year for interested applicants and accepted students. Email to request your invitation.

The program information package can be found on the Child, Youth, and Family Studies website.


Next steps

Prepare for registration

Watch tutorials, review information on fee payment, important dates, and more.

Explore courses of interest

Find official course descriptions and outlines in the Academic Calendar.

Track your degree progress

Access your program audit & identify the requirements that are needed for graduation.


Still have questions?

Book an appointment with an academic advisor or email your questions to

If you are starting in the fall, book your next appointment prior to the winter registration (October).

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