Developmental Studies deals with the analysis of biological, environmental, and social factors that influence both individual and group development.
|Starting in:||January, September|
|Tuition Fee:||15,510 CAD per year|
|Location:||Winnipeg Campus, Winnipeg, Canada|
Developmental Studies draws perspectives and methods from many disciplines to provide a coherent analysis of development. As such, it has specific relevance to a growing number of occupations and professions, especially in the areas of child care, gerontology, and family studies. There are three streams available within the Developmental Studies Program:
- A – Individual Human Development: This stream concentrates on individual human development, ranging from prenatal and infant development to adolescent psychology and gerontology.
- B – Comparative Biological Development: This stream is concerned with animal development, ranging from animal physiology, chemistry, and genetics to evolution, zoology, and primatology.
- C – Child Development and Child Care: This is a joint program offered by The University of Winnipeg and either Red River College or the Université de Saint-Boniface. See separate fact sheet for details.
Streams A, B, and C lead to a three-year Bachelor of Arts degree. Stream C additionally leads to a two- year Diploma in Early Childhood Education.
Graduates may find employment in a variety of governmental and non-governmental agencies dealing with childcare services or human service-oriented professions. Those who pursue graduate studies may find work in the areas of research, administration, and university teaching.
What our students say
“Instructors in Developmental Studies are inspiring….I feel empowered to make changes and to use the knowledge I have gained to make a difference.”
Cassandra Fines, BA, Director of Day Nursery Centre – Kennedy in Winnipeg