​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Program Description

CMU’s youth studies minor will train you to recognize the ways that gender, ethnicity and social class influence youth development. You’ll develop skills to implement and evaluate preventative and positive youth development programs. Your studies may include the sociology of family, adolescence, childhood and education, youth deviance and institutions, and youth welfare.​​

Points of Pride

  • CMU is the first and only program in the nation offering a youth studies concentration within the sociology major, as well as a youth studies minor.

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For More Information

Visit the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences website​ or contact:

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Anspach Hall 142
Phone: 989-774-3160​