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)
- Offered by: Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
- Location: Downtown
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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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)
- 15 hours of graded classroom course work (no internship, no independent study)
- minimum "C" (2.00 on a 4.00 scale) grade required for all classes in the minor
- minimum GPA of 2.00 for those pursuing the minor, a major or premajor, other than tourism development and management
- should be a junior to take 400-level courses
- 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.
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.
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.