2023-2024 Undergraduate General Catalog

Children and Youth

This multidisciplinary minor prepares graduates to work with children and adolescents in a wide variety of settings. The minor in Children and Youth is designed to support a major in many different fields of study, including (but not limited to) Business Administration, Communication Disorders, Education, Nursing, Psychology, Religion, Sociology and Special Education. Students will learn about individual developmental processes and trajectories, as well as contexts that influence growth (e.g., families, schools, and societies). Through the focused study of theory, research, and practical applications, students will develop their capacity to support children’s healthy development, through positive individual interactions as well as advocacy for effective social support.