Youth Development Minor
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 enroll in the youth development minor, please see your OSU academic advisor.
Youth Organizations & Program Management
Lifespan Motor Development (youth focus)
Prevention & Youth Development through Sport, Recreation & Play
Adolescence & Emerging Adulthood
Psychology of Adolescence
Language and Culture in Education (youth)
Program Development and Evaluation
Mass Communication and Youth
Adolescent Learning and Development in School Contexts
Families with Adolescents
Special Topics in Adolescent Development
Children and War
Coaching the Young Athlete
Adventure Based Learning
Leadership & Programming in Sports Industry
Psychology of Delinquency
Sociology of Gangs
Adolescent Parenthood and Sexuality: International Perspectives