Minor in Children's Mental Health

The field of children’s mental health encompasses numerous disciplines, including human services; (juvenile) justice; (pediatric) nursing; (child) psychology; and social work. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of this field of study, all of the listed disciplines are appropriate major emphases for students seeking the Minor in Children’s Mental Health.

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

EDSE A212Human Development and Learning3
or PSY A365 Child and Adolescent Development
PSY A442Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence3
SWK A410Trauma in Childhood3
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.*9

The minor requires a total of 18 credits, of which a minimum of 6 must be upper-division.