University of Prince Edward Island

Family Science

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Program Information

School:University of Prince Edward Island
Faculty:Faculty of Science
Degree:Bachelor
Field of Study:Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Description:Working with children, youth and families is challenging. At the same time, may be some of the most fulfilling experiences of your career. Think you are up to the challenge? Then a degree in Family Science could be right for you.

Do you have career aspirations that require a science background? The Family Science program is an excellent combination of traditional science courses along with courses that focus on the science of people. Students in Family Science take courses in a wide range of scientific disciplines - biology, chemistry, math and nutrition. But this is a science degree about people so you would also take courses in family dynamics, human development, family resource management, chid and family education, human sexuality, and parent-child interactions. Family Science focuses on the health and well-being of individuals and families by promoting the social and physical environments that support the home and community, appropriate access to resources, and healthy family relationships. Students interested in international learning experiences should contact their faculty advisor and check out possible international exchange opportunities well ahead of time.
URL:Family Science at University of Prince Edward Island
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $7,470

This cost estimate is for Year 1 of the program and does not include compulsory fees.
International students pay $7,470 per year in addition to full-time domestic student tuition.
Careers:Home Economists

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*70 to 100
Prerequisites:*

These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  • 2 of  Grade12 Science 

Applicants are required to have successful completion of Grade 12 examinations in a University Preparatory Program with an overall average of at least 70% (75% for Quebec Secondary V students) in the following subjects: Grade 12 Academic English, Grade 12 Academic Mathematics, two Grade 12 Academic Science subjects (acceptable subjects: Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Computer Science, Oceanography, Animal Science, Environmental Science), and one additional Grade 12 Academic course.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 80] or CanTEST [min. 4.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 550-5.5]
Application Notes : The language of instruction at the University of Prince Edward Island is English. All academically admissible applicants, regardless of their country of origin or citizenship status, are required to demonstrate proficiency in the English language prior to undertaking studies at the University of Prince Edward Island. Proficiency may be demonstrated by: 1. Three years of full-time study in English in Canada or in another country where English is a principal language (as recognized by UPEI) - evidence of bilingualism (English and another language) is acceptable for those applicants educated in Canada in a language other than English; OR 2. Submission of an official test score at or above the acceptable minimum, such as: IELTS (Academic) - overall score of 6.5 with 6.5 in writing no other band below 6; TOEFL paper-based test - 550 with minimum TWE of 5.5; TOEFL internet-based test - 80 with minimum of 20 in each category; MELAB - 80; CanTEST - 4.5; CAEL - 60; Pearson Test of English - 58; Cambridge Advanced English - CAE A-C: 176-184 after Jan 1/15; or Eiken - Pre-1.

* The entrance grade may change from year to year. Please contact the school for further information.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on August 12, 2021