At-Risk Child and Youth Care Minor

Declaration requirement

Students who wish to declare the at-risk child and youth care minor must first complete CYC 301 with a grade of "C" or better.


(All colleges)

24 credits

  • Psychology majors may apply a maximum of six credits toward the major and minor. 18 credits must be completed outside of psychology.
  • 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 Families 23
CYC 495Capstone in Child Youth Care 23
Category II: 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 III: Family dynamics
Select one of the following: 3
Family Communication
Family Systems Theory
Marriage and Family
Category IV: 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
Educational Psychology
Multicultural Counseling
Understanding the Mental Health Counseling Profession
Recreational Therapy Processes and Facilitation Techniques
American Sign Language and Deaf Culture I
Category V: Youth-focused electives
Select one of the following:3
Anthropology of Childhood and Youth
Introduction to Teaching Adapted Physical Education
Youth Health Issues
Issues in Mental and Emotional Health
Violence and Injury Prevention
Drugs, Society, and Human Behavior
Child Abuse and Neglect
LGBTQ+ Youth Psychology
Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
Addictive Behaviors
Violence and Gender
Therapeutic Recreation and Corrections
Foundations of Special Education
Criminal Justice
Total Credits24

A grade of "B" or better in PSY 212 is required in order to enroll in CYC 301.


A grade of "C" or better in CYC 301 is required in order to enroll in CYC 310 and CYC 495.