Minor in Children's Mental Health

Students who wish to minor in children's mental health must complete the following requirements:

Complete one of the following two courses:3
Child Development and Learning
Child and Adolescent Development
Complete one of the following two courses:3
Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health
Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
Complete one of the following two courses:3
Trauma Informed Work with Children
Trauma in Childhood
Complete 9 credits of electives focused on children approved by the Children's Mental Health Minor Committee (including special topics courses focused on children). This may include up to 6 credits of relevant practica or research coursework. 19

Practica and research coursework (e.g., independent studies, honors or other undergraduate theses) can consist of offerings by various programs but must provide experiences focused on children and be approved in advance by the Children’s Mental Health Minor Committee.

A minimum of 18 credits is required for the minor, of which 6 credits must be upper-division.