Youth Development Minor


Overview

This interdisciplinary minor at OSU is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills related to youth development principles, processes, and practices.


Students with career interests in youth services and education (non-formal and formal) are ideal candidates. The Youth Development Minor helps prepare students for careers in schools and out-of-school organizations such Boys and Girls Clubs, YMCAs, FFA, 4-H Youth Development, Sport Organizations, and through other employers or volunteer agencies such as city governments, faith-based organizations, and after-school programs.

This minor is also valuable for students majoring in social work or similar fields pursuing careers serving youth populations in settings such as settlement houses, child welfare and child advocacy organizations, community mental health facilities, hospitals, and residential treatment centers. This minor combines core classes in multiple departments at OSU, including Psychology, Community Leadership, and Kinesiology.


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If you would like to learn more about this minor, please contact us.

If you would like to enroll in the youth development minor, please see your OSU academic advisor.

Required Courses

COMLDR 5350

Youth Organizations & Program Management


KNPE 2542

Lifespan Motor Development (youth focus)


SOCWORK 2110

Prevention & Youth Development through Sport, Recreation & Play


HDFS 2420

Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood

OR

PSYCH 3551

Psychology of Adolescence

Elective Courses

AFAMAST 2290

Black Youth


ANTHROP 5630

Language and Culture in Education (youth)


COMLDR 3330

Program Development and Evaluation


COMM 4401

Mass Communication and Youth


ESEPSY 5401

Adolescent Learning and Development in School Contexts


HDFS 5350

Families with Adolescents


HDFS 5892

Special Topics in Adolescent Development


INSTD 5801

Children and War


KNPE 2262

Coaching the Young Athlete


KNPE 2307

Adventure Based Learning


KNSISM 4245

Leadership & Programming in Sports Industry


PSYCH 4555

Adolescent Sexuality


PSYCH 5684

Psychology of Delinquency


SOCIOL 2310

Sociology of Gangs


SOCIOL 4511

Juvenile Delinquency


SOCWORK 3597

Adolescent Parenthood and Sexuality: International Perspectives


SOCWORK 5028

Macro-Practice in Community Youth Development