Bachelor of Science
The Children and Youth concentration provides an overview of services available for children and adolescents. The 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.