Child Psychology

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Bachelor of Arts (General) in Child Psychology

Child psychology is one of the many branches of psychology and one of the most frequently studied specialty areas. This branch focuses on the thinking and behaviour of children, from prenatal development through adolescence. Child psychology deals not only with how children grow, physically, but also with their mental, emotional and social development.

Program Description
Our Child Psychology program is a specialized, general (three-year) BA degree within the Developmental Psychology program that focuses on child and adolescent development. Courses emphasize different lifespan periods and various aspects of typical and atypical development.
This major is for you if you are interested in pursuing an additional degree in Education or additional diplomas or certificates that train you to work with children and adolescents (e.g., Early Childhood Education, Child and Youth Care, Developmental Services Worker, Autism and Behavioural Science).
Our large and small lectures, seminars, discussion groups and practicum courses offer opportunities for active learning and for participation in field settings.

Minimum Admission Average: 70%

Ontario Secondary School graduates require six Grade 12 U or M courses, including Grade 12 U English.

Experiential Learning 
We encourage our students to participate in research and to apply classroom skills by becoming involved in community organizations.
  • Developmental services
  • Child and youth work
  • Educational assistance
  • Education (with additional studies)
  • In-home support work for children with special needs
  • After-school program co-ordination
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