Youth & Community Studies Minor

If you’re looking to work with children, teens, and young adults in a variety of settings in the community, this minor is for you.

You will study the diversity of youth, in particular the intersections of race and ethnicity, class, gender, LGBTQ+, and citizenship status, as well as the impact of structural factors such as family, communities, crime, and education on youth development and well-being.

Together with your academic major, this interdisciplinary minor is designed to prepare you for a career working with youth in state and local agencies, juvenile justice, nonprofit agencies, religious, cultural and community organizations, youth-focused clinical and counseling fields, as well as education-related fields. This minor will allow you to take courses in sociology, criminal justice, education and psychology.

Courses & Requirements

Learn more about the classes, requirements, and different options available to complete the program.