The Children and Youth concentration of the Human Services program provides an overview of services available for children and adolescents. Leading to a Bachelor of Science degree, the program's curriculum addresses issues related to current social services and counseling practices, providing the student with a base knowledge about the systems and services related to children and adolescents.
Student Learning Goals:
• Provide students with an understanding of the social services system;
• Develop basic counseling skills and approaches for children and adolescents;
• Develop an understanding of child development theory and childhood disorders; and
• Prepare students for professional social service and counseling environments.
Two internships (160 hours each) in social services or child-related settings are based on students‘ interests, experience and academic preparation.
• Students must earn a minimum grade of a "C" in each 100-200-level Human Services course;
• Students must have earned at least 30 academic hours to be eligible for internship;
• Students may repeat 100/200-level Human Services courses in which they first earned a grade less than "C" only once; students who cannot achieve a grade of "C" or above on the second attempt may not continue in the program; and
• Students must complete 12 credit hours in a Children and Youth Internship.