Specialization in Child and Family Studies

Graduation Requirements:

In addition to the program requirements listed below, students must also satisfy the Bachelor of Arts (four-year) degree requirements, which include regulations on first year and subject maximum and breadth requirements.

Program Requirements:

Students will need to achieve a minimum 60% average in the 54 credits presented for the Specialization in Child and Family Studies.

Students must complete 120 credits including 54 credits in the Specialization as follows:
CHFS 1006 Introduction to Child and Family Studies 3 cr.
PSYC 1106 Introduction to Psychology I 3 cr.
PSYC 1107 Introduction to Psychology II 3 cr.
SOCI 1016 Introduction to Sociology 3 cr.
CHFS  2026 Methods in Behavioural and Social Sciences 3 cr.
CHFS 2206 Children, Families, and Social Justice 3 cr.
Three credits from the following (may not take both for credit):  3 cr.
CHFS 2106 Human Development: Children and Youth  
PSYC 2006 Childhood Development  
Three credits from the following (may not take both for credit):  3 cr.
CHFS 2107 Human Development: Adults and Aging  
PSYC 2007 Adult Development  
Six credits from:    
CHFS 3035 Statistics in Behavioural and Social Sciences  6 cr.
or both of:    
PSYC 2126 Scientific Methods and Analyis I  
PSYC 2127 Scientific Methods and Analysis II  
CHFS Group 1   12 cr.
CHFS Group 2   12 cr.

Breadth Requirements and Electives:

ACAD 1601   3 cr.
Humanities   3 cr.
Science   6 cr.
Electives   54 cr.

Group Requirements:

Group 1 Human Development and Learning
CHFS 3017 Case Management in Social and Health Services   
CHFS 3036 Ethics in Practice  
CHFS 3116 Perspectives in Autism  
CHFS 3127 Alcohol Related Neurodevelopmental Disorders  
CHFS 3136 ABS I: Introduction to Applied Behavioural Sciences   
CHFS 3137 ABS II: Advanced Topics in Applied Behavioural Sciences  
CHFS 4016  Program Evaluation and Clinical Outcomes Management  
CHFS 4017 Practicum: Applied Research and Evaluation   
CHFS 4106 Intervention: Planning for Neurodivergence  
CHFS 4205 Practicum in Applied Behavioural Sciences  
CHFS 4206 Applied Developmental Neuropsychology  
CHFS 4205 Practicum in EIBI-ASD  
CHFS 4306 Special Topics: Human Development and Learning   
PSYC 2020 Developmental Psychology for Educators  
PSYC 3405 Psychology of Education  
PSYC 3626 Psychological Disorders in Children  
SOCI 2006 The Child and Society  
SOCI 2007 The Adolescent and Society  
SOCI 2036 Introduction to Social Gerontology  
SOCI 2037 Sociology of Family and Household Relationships  
SOCI 2091 Sociology for Educators I: Social Theory and Education  
SOCI 2092 Sociology for Educators II: Social Issues in Education??  


Group 2 Child and Family Well-Being: Issues, Services, and Social Justice
CHFS 2216 Children’s Rights  
CHFS 2217 Selected Topics in Children’s Rights  
CHFS 3017 Case Management in Social and Health Services   
CHFS 3037 Multiculturalism, Race, and Childhood  
CHFS 3105 Child Welfare: Critical Reflections  
CHFS 3106 Youth and Social Justice   
CHFS 3216 Caregivers and the Welfare of Children and Families  
GEND 2276 Kid Media  
GEND 2376 Selected Topics in Kid Media  
SWLF 2006 Ideology and Social Welfare  
SWLF 2007 Poverty and Social Policy in Canada  
SWLF 3406 Colonialism in First Nations’ Communities  
SWLF 3407 Social Development in First Nations’ Communities  
SWLF 3446 Women and Social Welfare  
SWLF 3806 Family Violence  
SOCI 3186 Health and the Family  
SOCI 3506 Social Problems  

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