Youth Services Leadership (Minor)

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Do you enjoy working with youth and want to expand your skill set for a career in youth services? This minor can supplement your existing degree program and expand your knowledge of youth services from a variety of perspectives.

The minor program in youth services leadership is designed to explore the area of youth leadership from the perspective of those who work face-to-face with youth in a variety of settings.

The minor allows students enrolled in a variety of undergraduate programs at ASU to broaden their knowledge of youth services. Students from programs such as education, nursing, social work, criminal justice and others may find this program a beneficial supplement to their existing program.

At A Glance

Youth Services Leadership (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours: six credit hours of required courses and nine credit hours of elective courses. At least nine credit hours must be upper-division.
Required Core Courses -- 6 credit hours
Elective Courses (choose three) -- 9 credit hours
Standards
1. 15 hours of graded classroom coursework (no internship, no independent study)
2. minimum "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all courses in the minor
3. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
4. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours, three credit hours of required courses and 12 credit hours of elective courses.

Required Core Course:

PRM 303 Program Planning (3)

Elective Courses: (choose four from the following list)

CRJ 204 Juvenile Justice (3)
CRJ 462 Gangs (3)
NLM 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NLM 310 Volunteer Management (3)
PRM 302 Inclusive Community Development, C (3)
PRM 364 Foundations of Recreation Therapy, SB (3)
PRM 394/494 Special Topics (3)
PRM 451/NLM 451 Grant Writing (3)
PRM 486 Special Events Management (3)

Standards:

  1. 15 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study)
  2. minimum "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all classes in the minor
  3. minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor, a major or premajor, other than tourism development and management
  4. should be a junior to take 400-level courses
  5. no double counting of courses for a major and the minor

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: BS in parks and recreation management; BS in parks and recreation management (therapeutic recreation); BS in community sports management; BS in recreation therapy

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A minor in youth services leadership can help students as they pursue careers in youth services or as family resource coordinators.