The At-Risk Youth minor complements a wide variety of academic majors. Coursework and other opportunities provide a broad understanding of youth in their social context and the different pressures that contribute to delinquent and deviant behavior.
Earning your minor
Students pursuing the At-Risk Youth minor are required to take 18 hours of sociology coursework, 9 of which must be in 300-400-level courses taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses, and must maintain a C average. The 18 hours includes four required courses and two additional sociology electives.
Required courses (12 hours)
- SOC 352: Youth and Society
- SOC 360: Social Deviance
- SOC 362: Juvenile Delinquency
- SOC 368: Drugs and Society
Electives (choose 6 hours)
- SOC 346: Sociology of Education
- SOC 351: The Family
- SOC 361: Criminology
- SOC 367/CJ 365: Juvenile Justice and Correction (CJ 365 requires CJ 101 pre-requisite)