2018-2019 Catalog

Publication date June 2018

At-Risk Child and Youth Care Minor

Declaration requirement

Students who wish to declare the at-risk child and youth care minor must meet with the CYC Minor Program Coordinator to discuss the requirements prior to declaring.


(All colleges)

21-30 credits (depending on major)

  • Psychology majors may apply a maximum of 12 credits toward the major and minor
  • Therapeutic recreation majors may apply a maximum of 10 credits toward the major and minor
  • All other majors may apply a maximum of six credits toward the major and minor if courses from the major are included in the CYC listings.
Category I: Core
CYC 301Overview of Child and Youth Care 13
CYC 310Social Policy for Children and Families3
CYC 495Capstone in Child Youth Care3
Category II: Internship
CYC 450Internship in Child/Youth Care 23
Category III: Human development
PSY 212Lifespan Development3
Special populations development:3
Select one of the following (each of which have a prerequisite of PSY 212):
Infancy and Childhood
Category IV: Family dynamics
Select one of the following: 3
Family Communication
Family Systems Theory
Marriage and Family
Category V: Application skills
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Communication
Nonverbal Communication
Health Communication
Communication in Teams
Communicating Leadership
Behavior Modification
Group Dynamics
Empathic Listening Skills
Facilitation Techniques in Therapeutic Recreation
Category VI: Youth at risk
Select six credits from at least two different subcategories (see below)6
Total Credits30


Alcohol and drug abuse
HED 469Drugs, Society and Human Behavior3
PSY 426Addictive Behaviors3
PSY 440Psychopharmacology3
SOC 326Sociopharmacology3
Child welfare
ANT 323Anthropology of Childhood and Youth3
HED 207Youth Health Issues3
PSY 316Child Abuse and Neglect3
ESS 231Introduction to Teaching Adapted Physical Education3
SPE 207American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I3
SPE 401Introduction to Exceptional Individuals3
Mental health & youth at risk behaviors
HED 345Issues in Mental and Emotional Health3
HED 425Violence and Injury Prevention3
PSY 417Child and Adolescent Psychopathology3
RTH 330Therapeutic Recreation and Mental Health3
RTH 333Therapeutic Recreation and Corrections3
SOC 321Delinquency3
SOC 324Criminal Justice3
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