Winthrop University: Child and Youth Well-Being Minor
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Child and Youth Well-Being Minor

The minor in Child and Youth Well-being is designed for students interested in exploring basic domains of child and youth well-being: (a) cognitive functioning, (b) physical health and development, (c) behavioral/emotional functioning, and (d) social functioning as well as policies and practices that affect the well-being of children and youth.  The minor would be housed within the Department of Social Work.  A Department of Social Work faculty member would serve as the minor advisor for the Child and Youth Well-being minor.

The minor consists of 18 hours:

  • SCWK 523 (Families and Children: Policies and Services)
  • SCWK 533 (Families and Children: Services and Trends)
  • SCWK 306 (Working with Multicultural Populations) or PSYC/AAMS 320 (Racial, Cultural, & Ethnic Influence on Identity)
  • 9 credit hours selected from the approved list of coursework below, 6 hours of which must be above 299. At least two designators beyond SCWK must be included in the electives.

 Approved List:

  • HDFS 101 – Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
  • HDFS 350 – Parenting throughout the Lifespan
  • NUTR 221 – Human Nutrition
  • NUTR 421 – Human Nutrition throughout the Lifespan
  • PLSC 321 – Public Policy and Policy Analysis
  • PSYC 101 – General Psychology
  • PSYC 206 - Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 411 - Advanced Child Development
  • PSYC 512 – The Exceptional Child
  • PSYC 510 - Behavior Analysis and Change
  • PSYC 408 – Cognitive Psychology
  • PSYC 409 – Principles of Learning
  • SOCL/WMST 305 – Marriage and the Family


Last Updated: 1/9/23