Undergraduate Academic Programs


Youth Development


Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Shannan Schobinger for academic advising.

Shannan Schobinger
Academic Advisor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH C004
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN 47405-7109
(812) 855-3627
sstryjew [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs who wish to add a youth development specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 16 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the minor.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Youth Development Core Courses (13 cr.)
Complete the following five courses:

  • SPH-F 150 Introduction to Life Span Development (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-F 180 Youth and Familes (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 330 Leadership Theory and Practice with Youth Development (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 410 Positive Youth Development (3 cr.)
  • SPH-L 102 Participant Leadership Development (1 cr.)

Youth Development Elective Courses (3 cr.)
Compete one of the following courses:

  • SPH-F 341 Effects of Divorce on Children (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 345 Parent-Child Relations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 346 Human Development I: Conception through Early Childhood (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 347 Human Development II: Middle Childhood through Adolescence (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 417 African American and Latino Families (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 457 Stress and Resilience in the Family (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 458 Family Law and Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPH-H 350 Topical Seminar in Health Education, TOPIC: Teaching Methods in Human Sexuality Education (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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