The four-year Bachelor of Child and Youth Care degree program provides students with the knowledge, skills and abilities required for in-depth work with children, youth and community development. The program is firmly grounded in the disciplines of psychology, sociology, child and youth care, community development, political science and education. The curriculum focuses on the theory, research and practice of optimal wellness, integrating developmental, preventative and therapeutic approaches into the lives of children, youth, families and communities. This community-oriented program provides students with the skills and knowledge to support the development of children and youth in the positive transformation of their communities. Students design and implement programs in local and international environments to support the holistic development of children and youth. General education is included in the degree to enrich the profession.