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Child and Youth Care: Bachelor Degree

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  • Fall

Study Options
  • Work
  • Location
    Victoria BC
  • Campuses


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    City of Victoria
  • Length
    Four Years
  • Tuition Estimate
    $6140 per year
  • Book & Supplies Cost Estimates
    $1700 per year
  • Credential Granted
    Bachelor's Degree

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Application Deadline Advice

Applications must be submitted by February 28 for September entry.  Students admitted to UVic in another faculty may take year one CYC courses on campus or online, and then apply to the degree program by the next application deadline.

Application Fee: $73.25

Admission for BC High School Graduates:


1. All of:

  • English 11
  • Social Studies 11
  • Pre-calculus 11 or Foundations of Math 11
  • an approved Science 11 course
  • English 12 or English 12 First Peoples
  • three additional approved academic 12 courses


  • Child and Youth Care application form
  • professional resume
  • statement of Intent
  • two reference forms

Admission Advice

1. Admission is competitive.

2. For a list of approved Grade 11 & 12 courses click here.

3. Applicants in other admission categories should refer to the Institute Admission Requirements for the University of Victoria in Education Planner.

4. You can also be admitted to the program in the following ways:

  • Applicants transferring from Other Institutions
  • Applicants transferring from other University of Victoria Faculties
Admissions information for each of these categories can be found here.

5. Students in On-Campus and Distance Learning programs are selected based on personal and professional suitability as well as academic standing. An interview is usually required. Paid or volunteer experience with special needs children and/or youth is considered in the admission decision. Application information and forms are available on the School of Child and Youth Care's website.

English Language Requirements


One of the following (minimum scores):

  • 86% on the BC English 12 provincial exam within the last three years
  • 86% in English 12 in another Canadian province within the last three years
  • Level 6 on the Language Proficiency Index (LPI)
  • A score of 4 on the Advanced Placement Exam in English Language and Composition
  • A score of 4 on IB Higher Level English
  • 1.5 units of transferable university level English credits
  • A degree from an accredited English speaking university

If you do not meet one of these requirements, you must write the Language Proficiency Index to determine placement in an appropriate English course

Verify with the institution directly

General Admission Requirements (All Students)

For students directly entering an undergraduate program after high school, admission is based on four academic courses.

English Language Requirement - You must have proficiency in English at a level suitable for your desired program.

BC Secondary School (or equivalent)

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Canadian High School student

BC Transfer Student

Out-of-Province Transfer Student

Mature Student

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


International Student

View admission details for International Students.


Other Student (including Special Consideration)

Mature Student admission is dealt with in the Special Access Category


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