Child Studies

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. 

You might also be interested in studying Sociology; Psychology; a degree in Bachelor of Arts and Sciences; or select from our other majors.

Sample Careers

  • Early childhood education
  • Mental health services 
  • Elementary school teaching
  • Social work
  • Occupational therapy

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