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Child Studies

Child Studies Committee
Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies
(Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
2201 Dunton Tower
613-520-2368
carleton.ca/iis

This section presents the requirements for:

Graduation Requirements

In addition to the requirements listed below, students must satisfy:

  1. the University regulations (see the Academic Regulations of the University section of this Calendar),
  2. the common regulations applying to all B.A. students (see Academic Regulations and Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree).

Students in the Child Studies programs are exempt from the First-Year Seminar requirement and the Breadth requirement.

Students should consult the Program Co-ordinator when planning their program and selecting courses.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements with Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology in Ottawa and Loyalist College in Belleville allow graduates with the ECE diploma from these colleges to apply for admission into Carleton's Child Studies program. Applicants from other colleges are welcome and will be considered on an individual basis. Successful applicants will be granted up to a maximum of 5.0 credits on admission.

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Admission Requirements

Enrolment into the program is limited. Successful applicants must demonstrate a high level of personal enthusiasm and professionalism, excellent communication skills (oral and written) and evidence of previous academic success. Further information may be obtained from the Program Co-ordinator.

Applications for admission should be made to the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, presenting:

  1. the diploma in Early Childhood Education from Algonquin or Loyalist College or an equivalent Early Childhood Education program from another institution;
  2. a B+ average overall or better at the college level;
  3. satisfactory performance in field placements;
  4. three letters of reference, including at least one letter from a faculty member in the ECE program, and one letter from the director of a child care centre;
  5. a letter of application, including a statement of professional goals and expectations of the program and a curriculum vitae.

Upon admission into the program, students will be granted up to a maximum of 5.0 credits based on their ECE studies, on the recommendation of the Program Coordinator. These credits are applicable only to the Child Studies program.

Students admitted may receive the following credits:

CHST 14xx, CHST 24xx, ISSC 14xx, ISSC 24xx, PSYC 25xx, PSYC 35xx, PSYC 3901, SOWK 2xxx, SOCI 1xxx, SOCI 2xxx

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Academic Performance Evaluation

For the Child Studies programs, all credits are included in the Major CGPA, making the Major CGPA and Overall CGPA identical. The minimum requirements for Good Standing are those specified for Major CGPA.

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Program Requirements

Child Studies
B.A. Honours (20.0 credits)

Requirements:
  1. 3.0 credits in CHST 2502 [1.0], CHST 3100, CHST 3901, CHST 4908 [1.0];
  2. 1.5 credits in PSYC 1001, PSYC 1002, and PSYC 2500;
  3. 1.0 credit from PSYC 3505, PSYC 3506, PSYC 3507;
  4. 0.5 credit from SOCI 3300, SOCI 3045, SOCI 3810;
  5. 1.0 credit from CDNS 1000 [1.0], HIST 1300 [1.0], SOCI 2200, SOCI 2043;
  6. 1.0 credit from PSYC 2001 and PSYC 2002, or SOCI 2003 [1.0];
  7. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Science;
  8. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and/or the Faculty of Public Affairs, not PSYC or SOCI;
  9. 9.0 credits in electives approved by the Program Co-ordinator (including up to 5.0 credits granted on admission);
  10. 1.0 credit in electives at the 3000-level or above approved by the Program Co-ordinator.
Notes
  1. Additional credits may be required to meet the total specified in the Statement of Standing on Admission, as proposed by the student and approved by the Program Co-ordinator. A list of program electives that may be of interest can be obtained from the Program Co-ordinator.
  2. In collaboration with the Program Co-ordinator, Honours students will develop a field of interest. Normally, a minimum of 2.0 elective credits should be in the field of interest. Three possible fields of interest are Developmental, Sociocultural and Managerial. A list of courses related to these fields can be obtained from the Program Co-ordinator.
  3. Honours students who plan to apply for admission to Teacher's College or a graduate program should seek advice from the Program Co-ordinator in selecting their elective credits. Some substitutions to required courses may be acceptable, with permission of the Program Co-ordinator and the relevant department.
  4. Some students may have to take courses extra to the degree to meet prerequisite requirements.
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Child Studies
B.A. General (15.0 credits)

Requirements
  1. 1.5 credits in CHST 2502 [1.0], CHST 3901;
  2. 1.5 credits in PSYC 1001 and PSYC 1002, PSYC 2500;
  3. 1.0 credit from PSYC 3505, PSYC 3506, PSYC 3507;
  4. 0.5 credit from SOCI 3300, SOCI 3045, SOCI 3810;
  5. 1.0 credit from CDNS 1000 [1.0], HIST 1300 [1.0], SOCI 2200, SOCI 2043;
  6. 1.0 credit from PSYC 2001 and PSYC 2002, or SOCI 2003 [1.0];
  7. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Science;
  8. 1.0 credit from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and/or the Faculty of Public Affairs, and not PSYC or SOCI;
  9. 6.5 credits in electives approved by the Program Co-ordinator (including up to 5.0 credits granted on admission).
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