Here is where you can find some frequently asked questions about the Childhood and Youth Studies Program.
- What career paths may be open to me with a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies?
After obtaining a degree in Childhood and Youth Studies the possibilities are endless. Many of our graduates immediately start working in careers that are suited for their particular degree and many others often continue to pursue higher education. Our program is designed to cater to each student’s interest in terms of potential careers as we offer numerous courses that prepare students for their futures. For more information on career pathways please visit Where This Program May Take You – The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (carleton.ca)
- What are the range of topics covered within the Childhood and Youth Studies program?
Childhood and Youth Studies is a part of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies, which means throughout our program you will take a variety of courses that examine and analyze the theoretical perspectives of childhood in the areas of sociology, psychology, human rights, as well as courses specific to children and youth. For the full list of courses offered in Childhood and Youth Studies please visit Program Courses – The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (carleton.ca)
- How do I tailor this degree to the career path I have in mind?
The options and opportunities to tailor your degree based on the career path you may have in mind are limitless. There are required courses that must be taken to obtain your degree in Childhood and Youth Studies, but along your undergraduate pathway you can take many courses that can prepare you for your future career. You can take electives in almost any subject at Carleton, select specific Childhood and Youth Studies courses, or even select a minor in a subject that you are interested in. For any further questions please contact our department at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Childhood and Youth Studies program advisor Mayurika Chakravorty at email@example.com.
- What are the co-op or practicum opportunities available?
Childhood and Youth Studies offers many opportunities for students to further develop skills and knowledge in specific areas that they are interested in, whether it is practicum in their future career field or research. In terms of practicum opportunities, students in Childhood and Youth Studies have the option to enroll in CHST 3904 “Service-Learning in Community Settings” which enables students to choose a setting which interests them. Practicum serves as an opportunity for students to develop experience in a specific field, build professional networks, and help to define and explore specific interests. For more information please visit Practicum – The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (carleton.ca).
- What type of research opportunities exist within Childhood and Youth Studies?
Students in Childhood and Youth Studies at Carleton University have several research opportunities that are available to them. Getting involved in research is a great opportunity for our students to research a topic that they wish to explore further or they can help the Faculty in Childhood and Youth Studies with their ongoing research. Some of the research opportunities that are available to students in Childhood and Youth Studies are: Honours thesis, Internship-Carleton University Research Experience for Undergraduate Students (I-CUREUS), Students as Partners Program (SaPP) and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Internship. More research opportunities can also be found by visiting Undergraduate Research – Discovery Centre (carleton.ca).
- What is the approximate cost of tuition at Carleton University?
Please visit https://central.carleton.ca/prod/pkg_online_fee_assess.p_main as this is a great tool to provide an estimated amount for tuition costs per year at Carleton University.
- How can I apply?
Applying to Childhood and Youth Studies is a process that may be different for everyone. Our program consists of students from various backgrounds and places around the world therefore the application process varies based on numerous factors. For more information on how to apply please visit Looking to Apply? – The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (carleton.ca).
- Is there a Childhood and Youth Studies Student Association?
Yes, the Childhood and Youth Studies Student Association (CYSSA) is an amazing association fully organized and led by students in the program. CYSSA focuses on building connections within the program, networking, building student awareness of the field of Childhood and Youth Studies, bringing educational speakers to campus and organizing workshops, and providing opportunities for volunteer work and fundraising for local charities and organizations. For more information on how to be a part of CYSSA and their upcoming events please visit Childhood and Youth Studies Students’ Association – The Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (carleton.ca).
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CYSSA.Carleton
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/CYSSA2020