Support Youth in Developing:
Confidence: exploring issues of identity, agency, and purpose in the world.
Connections: fostering interpersonal relationships with youth, adults, and community.
Caring: developing empathy and advocacy for self, others, and community.
Critical thinking and social justice: understanding and addressing social issues and systems (e.g. social justice, equity, and stewardship of the earth).
The Youth Development B.A. program provides foundations in education, social work, and non-profit studies and a student-chosen minor. Graduates of this program work with children and youth in a variety of contexts and settings including: community centers, justice and probation, after-school programs, summer programs, health and wellness, sports and recreation, arts and theatre, music, youth ministry, K-12 schools & higher education.
Candidates earn both a B.A. and a Certificate in Non-Profit Studies. This degree is ideal for undergraduates who would like to work with youth but who do not want to pursue a traditional teaching career.
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|Course No.||Course Title||Credits|
|FNED 346||Schooling in a Democratic Society||4|
|CURR 347||Service Learning in Educational contexts||1|
|One of the following three psychology courses:*|
|CEP 315||Educational Psychology||3|
|PSYC 215||Social Psychology||4|
|PSYC 230||Human Development||4|
|SPED 433||Adaptation of Instruction for Inclusive Education (**)||3|
|INST 251||Introduction to Emerging Technologies||3|
|FNED 352||Seminar in Youth Development||3|
|*It is recommended that students take PSYC 110 as their Social and Behavior Science General Education Course Requirement|
**In some cases, SPED 300 can be substituted for SPED 433
Social Work Cognate
|SWRK 240||Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare||3|
|SWRK 320||Policy Analysis||3|
|SWRK 324||Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Individual, Family, and Small Group||3|
|SWRK 325||Human Behavior in the Social Environment: Social System, Institution, and Organization||3|
|SWRK 326||Generalist Social Work Practice||3|
Non-Profit Management Cognate *
|NPST 400||Summer Institute in Nonprofit Studies||3|
|NPST 401||The American Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy I||3|
|NPST 402||The American Nonprofit Sector and Philanthropy II||3|
|NPST 403||Internship in the Nonprofit Sector||4|
|One Elective in an aspect of nonprofit organizations or philanthropy||3|
|*Satisfies Certificate in Non-Profit Studies|
Students will select one minor from the college offerings. Minor must be approved by program advisor.
Total Credit Hours