Youth Services - Undergraduate Minor

Youth Services

The Youth Services program is a unique applied program for students interested in working with adolescents.

The Youth Services minor prepares students for careers in public and non-profit social service agencies designed to assist youth and their families.  Students learn to use evidence-based knowledge of developmental issues facing contemporary youth to build a developmental rationale for decisions regarding youth services.  They will master techniques that help to build partnerships with youth, their families, and youth services colleagues.  Youth services students assess the functioning of current youth service agencies and practice planning youth services to address contemporary challenges.  In addition, students learn to advocate for effective social policy for youth and their families.

Our 18 credit undergraduate minor in Youth Services is designed to compliment a variety of undergraduate degree programs, such as Family Studies, Child Study, Social Work, Psychology, and others.  Contact us to learn more.

Youth Services Internship Opportunities

  • Department of Children & Families
  • Boys & Girls Club of Hartford
  • Office of the Child Advocate
  • Pregnant & Parenting Teen Programs
  • Juvenile & Family Courts
  • Youth Service Bureaus
  • Youth Mental Health Agencies
  • USJ Mentoring Program

Required Courses

A listing of required courses and electives may be found in our online catalog.


Our Graduates are employed as…

  • Family Case Managers
  • Resident Services Coordinators
  • Youth Service Bureau Workers
  • Case Managers
  • Family Enrichment Services Counselors
  • Rehabilitation Counselors

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