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Child and Youth Care

Bachelor of Child and Youth Care (BCYC)

Keen to make a positive impact in the lives of children, youth, families and communities? Find a community that encourages collaboration and respect here at UVic. Develop your skills and knowledge. 

Quick facts

Program options:
Bachelor degree
Study options:
Full-time study, Part-time study
Program delivery:
On-campus, Distance/Off-campus
Dynamic learning:
Practicum required

Areas of focus

  • Child Protection
  • Early Years
  • Indigenous


  • Child and youth counsellor
  • Child and youth worker
  • Child protection worker
  • Corrections worker
  • Early childhood educator
  • Family support worker
  • Intake counsellor
  • Infant development worker
  • International development worker
  • Mental health worker
  • Residential care worker
  • School-based counsellor
  • Settlement worker
  • Substance use worker
  • Youth outreach worker

Sample courses

  • Introduction to Professional Child and Youth Care - CYC 110
  • Introduction to Helping Skills in Child and Youth Care Practice - CYC 152
  • Law, Indigenous People and the TRC Calls to Action - CYC 250
  • Mental Health and Addictions in CYC - CYC 470


Apply to the Faculty of Human and Social Development as a high school student, a university transfer student, or a two-year Human Service diploma graduate from an accredited post-secondary institution.

This is a direct-entry program. Select it as your major when you submit your application to UVic.

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English language proficiency

You must demonstrate English language proficiency to attend UVic. Your transcripts are enough to prove proficiency if you've studied full-time in an academic program at the high school or post-secondary level within Canada for at least four years, and all of your instruction was in English.

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