University of Guelph

Child Studies

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Program Information

School:University of Guelph
Faculty:Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Human Development and Family Studies, General
Description:The Child Studies major examines the ways that children learn, develop and grow; the psychological, physiological and social aspects of development are considered, and ways of working with children in diverse and inclusive settings are explored. You will gain both theoretical knowledge and applied skills through coursework and guaranteed practicum placements—completing over 500 hours of practical experience working with children in a variety of settings. When you graduate, you are eligible to apply for membership in the College of Early Childhood Educators.

You are prepared for admission to many graduate programs including Teacher Education programs. Nipissing University reserves space for qualified graduates in their Primary/Junior Bachelor of Education Program.
URL:Child Studies at University of Guelph
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $28,299

Admission Requirements

Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*77 to 81

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

  •  Grade12 English 
  •  Grade12 Mathematics 
  •  Grade12 Biology  or  Grade12 Chemistry 

Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD), with ENG4U, 1 math course, Biology, chemistry or Introductory Kinesiology, and 3 additional courses.

Test Scores:
  • International English Language Testing System (academic or immigration) [min. 6.5] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Computer Based) [min. 85] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Internet Based) [min. 89] or Canadian Academic English Language Assessment [min. 70]
Application Notes : To view all accepted English language proficiency standardized tests, please visit:

* 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 December 22, 2020

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