Youth & Community Studies Minor

Through our Youth & Community Studies minor, you will study the diversity of youth, including the intersections of race and ethnicity, class, gender, LGBTQ+, and citizenship status. You’ll also explore 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 will 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 consists of two core requirements and three electives, drawing from courses in sociology, criminal justice, education, and psychology.

View the Youth and Community Studies Minor Curriculum