Why You Need Advising

All Children's Studies majors and minors are invited to take advantage of group and individual advising to help them select appropriate courses for their programs and ensure they meet all requirements for graduation.

Students entering the Children's Studies Program receiving transfer credits from college or university programs can apply those credits towards “Free Choice Courses” and, in some instances, towards some “General Education” requirements. However, students will not be granted exemptions for the core courses in the Children's Studies Program because these reflect the distinctive philosophy of the Program.

Note: All Children's Studies Program majors and minors and students wishing to declare a major or minor in Children's Studies need to take AP/HUMA 1970 6.0A, The Worlds of Childhood.  They should not take AP/HUMA 1971 9.0, Understanding Children and Youth, because there is a course credit exclusion between the two courses: 1970 is a program course for CHST majors and minors; 1971 is a Humanities General Education course for non-CHST majors and minors.

To enter, continue in, and graduate from the Children’s Studies Program, students need an Honours GPA (a weighted average of all York courses of at least a “C+” = 5.0).  Students are required to get at least a “B” in each of the first three core courses in the Program (HUMA 1970, 2690, and 3695).  Core courses need to be taken one at a time and in order.  Provided that students have an Honours GPA, they are allowed to repeat a core course once to get the required minimum of a “B.”

Before making an advising appointment, students are encouraged to check their “Degree Progress Report“ and to use the appropriate checklist at the bottom of this page to review program and faculty requirements.