Please note: updated grade ranges for 2019/2020 will be added to the program pages as they become available.
Child and Youth Care (BA)
Full Time: Four Year; Direct Entry to Third Year
Part Time: Direct Entry to Third Year
Bachelor of Arts
Graduates are eligible for certification by the Ontario Association of Child and Youth Care (OACYC).
*Actual minimum grade ranges required for Fall 2019 admission/wait list consideration will be determined based on grades and qualifications presented by the applicant pool as they become available. Required grade ranges may fluctuate from year to year (up or down) as a result of competition. Applicants not educated in Ontario may present the equivalent of the Ontario requirements. Ryerson reserves the right to determine equivalency at its sole discretion.
Small interactive classes; local and international internships; independent thesis project; online mentoring forum; academic and community support through CYC Connections.
Transform the lives of children and youth facing adversity in hospitals, eating disorder clinics, substance use programs, outpatient services; community centres, educational/day treatment settings, school districts; residential treatment settings, foster care, family support programs; children’s aid societies and mental health centres; policy analysis and development in government ministries and nongovernmental organizations. Complete graduate studies at Ryerson in child and youth care or related fields.
What You Need to Know
Domestic Fees Range: $7,095 - $7,598
International Fees Range: $27,218 - $28,570
Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range: $884 - $5,395
International Fees Range: $2,862 - $21,217
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M courses including the following program specific requirements.
Typically, a minimum overall average of 70% establishes eligibility for admission consideration; subject to competition individual programs may require higher pre-requisite grades and/or higher overall averages:
- A minimum grade of 70 % or higher will be required in Grade 12 U English/Anglais (ENG4U/EAE4U preferred).
Academic admission requirements for all other applicants are available at:
Admission Requirements Overview.
- Three-year Child and Youth Worker Advanced Diploma from a public Ontario College with minimum 3.0/B/70% cumulative GPA. Subject to competition and space limitation, a higher grade point average may be required.
Note: Applicants with out-of-province two-year Child and Youth Work diplomas will be assessed for admission to the Direct Entry programs on an individual basis. Applicants with all other post-secondary academic credentials should apply to the four-year program. The four-year program admission requirements (or Mature Student guidelines) apply, including the English prerequisite requirement.