At-Risk Youth

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)

Contact an academic advisor

Learn more about earning your minor in sociology.

Lauri Sue Torkelson 509-335-4475