B.S. Youth Studies
The Bachelor of Science with a major in Youth Studies provides students with an interdisciplinary view into the cultures and dynamics of young people with an emphasis on the development of strategies for working effectively with youth in a variety of settings. Sociological principles provide the overall guiding framework for the program.
- Program Outcomes
At the completion of the program, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an appreciation for the creative and autonomous aspects of young people's peer cultures.
2. Recognize the impact gender, race, ethnicity, family dynamics, and social class have on youth development.
3. Appreciate and understand the implications of the psychological and physiological uniqueness of youth and adolescents.
4. Develop skills to effective communicate with and advocate for youth in a variety of settings.
5. Develop skills to implement and evaluate preventative and positive youth development programs.
6. Demonstrate awareness of the legal, ethical, and regulatory compliance related to the care and assistance of young people.
7. Identify potential professional and career options including graduate study or employment in the fields of missions, social service, education, or public policy.
- Course of Study
Course of Study
Please note that this course of study is tentative pending final approval on May 6.
- Course Descriptions
- Next Steps: Career and Future Graduate Study Possibilities