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Undergraduate Minors

Child Development and Family Studies

This minor prepares individuals to work with children and their families in a variety of professional settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics, such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of children as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.   
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Disability Studies 

This minor is designed to assist students in the exploration of disability as a human phenomenon that involves the multiple perspectives of and complex interactions among the individual, the family, and the community. Individuals who have an awareness of the broad range of personal and societal issues encompassed by disability conditions are better prepared to meet the needs of children and adults with disabilities and their families more effectively in their future careers in social services, business, or government. Coursework in this minor assists students in preparing for careers that involve significant contact with or service to individuals with disabilities of all ages and their families.
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Early Intervention

This minor is designed to assist students in developing knowledge and skills related to providing educational interventions for infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities, delays, and at-risk conditions as well as their families in home-based, center-based, and clinical settings. Individuals who are specially trained to work with very young children (0-3 years) with special needs and their parents are a critical part of the early intervention teams that provide services in a variety of settings (family homes, hospitals and clinics, and child care centers). Coursework in this minor assists students in preparing for careers working with young children and their families though developmental interventions as well as family supports. 
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Family and Youth

This minor prepares individuals to work with families and young people. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics, such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of youth as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.  
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Human Services 

This minor prepares individuals to be employed through public agencies, hospitals, government-sponsored housing or clinics, and some criminal justice offices. Graduates will be prepared to work in social services, mental health, and substance abuse agencies, or in other related positions under the guidance of counselors, psychologists, nurses, and social workers.  
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Infant and Toddler 

This minor prepares individuals to work with infants and toddlers in a variety of professional settings. Students will concentrate on courses that address topics, such as the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of infants and toddlers, as facilitated by families, educators, child care professionals, and others.  
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Special Education

The minor in Special Education is designed to assist students in developing knowledge and skills related to providing educational interventions for children, adolescents, and adults with disabilities in school, community, and human services settings. Individuals who work in many different professions need knowledge of disability conditions and their implications as well as skills for addressing their unique individual needs effectively in schools and community services. Coursework in this minor assists students in preparing for careers in educational, recreational, and vocational programs working with children, adolescents, or adults with disabilities.
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