Undergraduate Academic Programs


Youth Development


Students wanting to declare this minor may do so in one of two ways:

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 schedule an appointment with an SPH-B academic advisor.

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Bloomington, IN 47405-7109

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 Introduction to Child and Youth Work (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 330 Leadership Theory and Practice in Youth Development (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 410 Positive Youth Development (3 cr.) P: SPH-F150 
  • SPH-L 102 Participant Leadership Development (1 cr.)

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

  • SPH-F 341 Today's Families: Understanding Change in Family Dynamics (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 345 Parents, Parenting, and Children (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 346 The Prenatal Period Through Early Childhood - Human Development I (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 347 Middle Childhood Through Adolescence - Human Development II:  (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 417 African American and Latino Families (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 457 Protective Factors, Resilience, and Stress in the Family (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 458 Family Law and Policy (3 cr.)
  • SPH-H 350 Topical Seminar in Health Promotion, 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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