University of Guelph

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Child Studies

University of Guelph

Faculty:Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition
Degree:Bachelor; Honours
Field of Study:Human Development and Family Studies, General
Length:4 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
National: $7,612
International: $32,594

The total tuition and fees for the Fall 2022 and Winter 2023 semesters.



How do children learn? How does family life influence the development of children? Answer these questions and more as you seek to understand children’s development an explore ways to work with them in diverse and inclusive settings.

Students gain both theoretical knowledge and applied skills through course work and guaranteed practicum placements, completing over 500 hours of practical experience working with children in a variety of settings. Graduates of the Child Studies major are eligible to apply for membership in the College of Early Childhood Educators (ECE).


Grade for Entrance Previous Year (%)*76 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 English (ENG4U), 1 math course, Biology (SBI4U), chemistry (SCH4U) or Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U), and 3 additional 4U or 4M 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. 250] or Test of English as a Foreign Language (Paper Based) [min. 600] 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.

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