Child Studies and Youth Development Minor

For more information, please contact the Department of Family Science and Social Work, 101 McGuffey Hall or call 513-529-2323. 

This minor prepares students to work with children from birth to age 25. Courses focus on growth and development, parent-child relationships, and techniques for working with young children. This program is of special interest to those majoring in education, social sciences, speech pathology, or family studies and social work. This minor is not open to majors in Family Science and includes Thematic Sequence FSW 4 Children in Families.

A minimum 2.00 GPA is required for all courses in this minor. No courses may be taken credit/no credit.

Program Requirements

(18 semester hours)

Core Requirements
Select one of the following:3
Family School and Community Connections
Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle
Sociology of Families
Select all of the following:
FSW 245Children and Families: Ages Conception - 123
FSW 481Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-253
FSW 494Internship with Families and Children3
Family Science Electives
Select two of the following:6
Human Behavior in the Social Environment
Family Poverty
Family Life Sexuality Education Across Cultures
The Family Life Education Process
Family Resource Management: Education and Advocacy
Family Violence
Family Policy and Law
Family Theories
Total Credit Hours18

Note: Students whose major requires an Experiential Learning course, may petition for that course to replace FSW 494/FSW 594. Approval of this petition is not guaranteed and is subject to department review.