Youth Development - Minor

The Department of Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences offers an 18 hour minor in Youth Development as a supplement to other majors.  The minor focuses on programs and services that contribute to the development of young people’s personal, physical, social and educational abilities.  Youth workers are program developers, leaders and managers who need to be able to work with youth, families, organizations and communities.  Coursework in this option focuses on positive youth development, program planning and evaluation, methods for working with young people, and societal factors that both contribute to and inhibit the development of young people.

RPTS 370Youth Development Organizations and Services3
RPTS 371Understanding and Developing Effective Skills for Youth Development3
RPTS 474Management of Programs and Services for Youth3
Select three of the following:9
Supervised Field Studies
Application of Tourism Principles
Methods of Environmental Interpretation
Foundations of Community and Community Development
Planning and Implementation of Events and Programs
Recreation, Parks, Tourism and Diverse Populations
Leadership for Outdoor Recreation
Youth Development Practice
Total Semester Credit Hours18

Students must make a grade of "C" or better in all courses.

An internship (RPTS 484) is available for minors above required 18 hours.