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Human Services - Early Childhood Education Track


The Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and Diploma in Early Childhood Education is a program offered in partnership with Seneca College. Upon graduation, you will have the ability and knowledge to work in a variety of workplace settings, or pursue a Bachelor of Education or Master's Degree.

Degree and Diploma

Our program allows you to complete a university degree and college diploma in only four years of full-time study. You will learn and understand: cognitive development, social and emotional development theories, and the physical development of children. The degree and diploma combination integrates theoretical and practical knowledge for a successful career in your future.

Academic and Applied

Our faculty teaches academic courses that are intended to be readily applied to the human services or childhood education workforce. You will learn from courses such as Psychology, Human Development, and Research Methods in the Social Sciences. Furthermore, you will complete an internship to practice early childhood education principles and responsibilities in a child care centre setting.

Interdisciplinary Approach

Our program takes an interdisciplinary approach that promotes a broad and full experience where you will learn how to learn and how to think. A Bachelor of Arts degree has course options in English, history, math, science, religious studies, psychology, and sociology that can enrich your practice of childhood education.

Program Faculty

Dr. Amanda Azarbehi

Dr. Anthony Hutchinson

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Possible Future Opportunities »

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Early Interventionist
  • Municipal Child Care Services
  • Early Learning Centres

Program Requirements

BA Human Services Early Childhood Education Core Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
  • [BSTH 101] Old Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 102] New Testament Scripture
  • [BSTH 201] Hermeneutics
  • [BSTH 270] Introduction to Christian Theology
  • Two of
    • [ENGL 101] Introduction to Literature I
    • [ENGL 102] Introduction to Literature II
    • [ENGL 171] Literature and Composition
  • One of
    • [HIST 101] History of Western Civilization I
    • [HIST 102] History of Western Civilization II
  • [INDS 101] University Studies in Christian Perspective
  • [INDS 475] Christianity and Culture
  • [PHIL 171] Introduction to Philosophy
  • [Fine Arts] Fine Arts elective course
  • [Language] Language elective courses
Interdisciplinary Studies Requirements (30 Credit Hours)
  • [HEAL 301] Social Determinants of Health
  • [MATH 121] Introduction to Statistics
  • [MATH 322] Data Analysis
  • [PSYC 101] Introduction to Psychology I
  • [PSYC 102] Introduction to Psychology II
  • [PSYC 211] Developmental Psychology I
  • [PSYC 212] Developmental Psychology II
  • [PSYC 360] Research Methods in the Social Sciences
  • [SOCI 101] Introduction to Sociology I
  • [SOCI 102] Introduction to Sociology II
Major Requirements (39 Credit Hours)
  • [PSYC  3__]   Psychology course
  • [PSYC  4__]   Psychology course
  • [SOCI 321] Marriage and the Family
  • [____ ____] Transfer courses
    (Student must be admitted to and complete the 10-month diploma program in Early Childhood Education at Seneca College during their third year. 30 credit hours of transfer work are granted for this diploma.)
Electives (12 Credit Hours)

Total Degree Requirements: 120 Credit Hours


  • Minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 and a minimum of 120 credit hours.
Program requirements subject to change.
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