36 months
19534 CAD/module
8415 CAD/module
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


Students in the Child and Youth Study program from Mount Saint Vincent University engage in practical training and theoretical explorations in child and youth work, early childhood education, as well as early intervention and inclusive development. 

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Key Features

The Mount is proud to offer the only university-level Child & Youth Study program in Atlantic Canada. As strong supporters of experiential learning we are pleased to offer our undergraduates four supervised practicum placements which enable our students to apply the knowledge that they have learned in the classroom to hands-on, real-world experience. 

The Child and Youth Study program from Mount Saint Vincent University can also be completed via online learning; however, some courses may need to be substituted for others. All CHYS online courses are “live” classes provided through Moodle/Collaborate. Some required courses that are provided by other programs, such as Psychology and Sociology, are in Downloadable Video format. On-line learning is the perfect option for those returning to their studies while continuing to work inside and outside the home. 

Our Department is committed to laying the groundwork for future leaders in the ECE and Child and Youth care fields. Your BA(CYS) degree will also prepare your for further education and professional preparation in Child and Youth Study, Education, Speech Language Pathology, Child Life and Social Work.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Essentials of Child and Youth Care Practice
  • Theoretical Frameworks in Child and Youth Study
  • Individuals with Diverse Capacities and Their Families
  • Observation and Documentation in Child and Youth Study
  • Guiding Young Children’s Learning,Development and Behaviour
  • Issues of Childhood

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission from high school must submit a completed application, the application fee, and have an official transcript of the high school record forwarded directly from the high school to the Admissions Office.
  • Applicants who have previously attended another post-secondary college or university and those attending while making an application to the Mount may be eligible for transfer credits. Applicants must submit official documents of all previous academic work regardless of whether they are seeking recognition of transfer credits for a particular program. Students who fail to declare prior study or to supply such documentation may be denied admission to the University or be dismissed upon subsequent discovery.

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    19534 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19534 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • National

    8415 CAD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8415 CAD per module during 36 months.
  • Nat: (10 courses) $8,415 – $8,833
  • Int: (10 courses) $19,534- $19,951

Living costs for Halifax

1235 - 1956 CAD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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