May 18, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog

Community Youth Development - Minor

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  • Develops students’ knowledge, values and skills for meaningful interaction with children and youth.
  • Trauma-informed and  culturally responsive  youth development practices are embedded in all CYD courses.
  • Self-awareness and  personal reflection are incorporated  as a part of the service-learning experiences.
  • Intentionally and coherently connects interdisciplinary academic coursework with students’ interests in youth and community-based youth development resources.

Total credits required: 18

Internship Requirement

Students take 3 credits of Internship, which can be completed in a variety of ways.

  • Credits: 1.5
  • (two semesters required for a total of 3 credits)

    • Partners for Serving employment permitted for CYD*483 internship option.
  • Credits: 3
  • (Summer internships using SPARK grants are permitted for internships for CYD*484 option)


    Note - students who are majoring in Social Work with a minor in Community Youth Development will meet the internship requirement through completion of SWK 384 and SWK 352, and therefore do not have to complete CYD 483 or CYD 484

Senior Experience

CYD 480 is the senior experience, to be taken after completion of CYD 201, 301 and Internship (CYD 483 or CYD 484).

Additional Requirements

In addition to the courses listed above, students must take one of the following child/adolescent development courses:

Students must also take one of the following diversity, inclusion and equity courses:

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