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Youth Studies

Consider how youth affect the world. Consider an occupation working with youth.

If you are passionate about improving young lives, we will help you gain the knowledge and resources you need. You'll learn how to work with young people from every walk of life, with an emphasis on urban youth and those from diverse communities. You won't just learn in the classroom—you'll be active in the community. As a youth studies major, you can start making a difference the moment you get to campus.

Program highlights

Careers with meaning

Potential employers include:

Explore careers in youth studies.

Coursework

Foundation courses, such as sociology, psychology, and statistics

Major courses, including urban youth, experiential learning, youth development, research methods, and an applied internship

Professional core courses, such as international youth work, youth policy, community building, media and youth, and more

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