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, caregiver-child relationships, and understanding the diverse experiences of children and youth within their families and communities. This program is of special interest to those majoring in areas such as education, psychology, and speech pathology. This minor is not open to majors in Social Work.

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 all of the following:
FSW 245Children and Families: Ages Conception - 123
FSW 261Diverse Family Systems Across the Life Cycle3
FSW 365Let's Talk about Sex: Families, Relationships, and Policy3
FSW 481Adolescent Development in Diverse Families: Ages 13-253
Elective Courses
Select two of the following:6
Social Policies & Programs to Promote Social Justice
Child Life Theory and Practice
FSW 375
FSW 385
Therapeutic Play for Child Life Specialists
Total Credit Hours18