Family Science and Human Development: Youth and Community Development (B.S.)

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Family Science and Human Development: Youth and Community Development concentration prepares change agents to transform communities through an intentional investment in youth via interdisciplinary coursework and community-based experiences. It is based on theoretical perspectives in childhood, adolescent, and family development, best pedagogical practices, and grounded in an ethic of family engagement and social action.  

The concentration in Youth and Community Development is situated at the intersection of developmental theory, social ecology, community psychology, prevention science, and youth advocacy.  This concentration invites students to critically examine youth within the context of families and communities and how individuals and organizations can address social inequalities, organize effective learning environments, and develop skills, competencies, and practices that promote human flourishing.

CFLE Approved
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Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Youth, Family, and Community Services
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
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