School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Youth Leadership-Development (complementary)

The courses in the youth leadership development major offer a multidisciplinary approach to both theory and practice for dealing with current issues in the lives of youth in American culture. The youth leadership and development major is a valuable complement to such majors as youth ministries, sociology, social work, criminal justice, family science, psychology, and other majors involving interaction with youth. This major is also an excellent complement for students who enjoy working with youth but whose careers will be in fields that may not involve interaction with youth.

What classes will I take?

  • General Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Family Diversity

What experiences will I have?

Students working toward a youth leadership development major also complete a practicum and an internship. In the practicum, students train other AU students by using the skills they have learned. In the internship, students apply these skills in a real-world setting, working directly with youth.

How can I learn more?

The academic catalog contains additional information such as course descriptions. To set up a meeting with a faculty member in this area, please contact the Admissions Office.