Undergraduate Degree

Our degree in Youth Development & Education is …

  • Rigorous. You’ll find all the advantages of a four year bachelor’s degree: good academic preparation, broad general education, strong faculty support, and a core set of discipline-specific courses.

Plus It’s …

  • Flexible. This major is designed to ensure opportunities for electives, minors and study abroad without extending time to degree or incurring extra costs.
  • Tailored. You will create a program that reflects your individual interests and career goals by selecting appropriate coursework and internships that meet your specific needs.
  • Marketable. Through extensive fieldwork you will gain real-world experiences and develop professional skills and connections that will make you highly attractive to future employers.

What will you learn about in Youth Development & Education?

  • Family and Social Issues
  • Leadership and Advocacy
  • Child Development
  • Diversity
  • Arts and Creativity

While at PSU, you will spend time in the field. You could choose to work in …

Parks, Schools, Museums, Theaters, Sports Programs, Summer Camps, Youth Centers, Hospitals, Resorts, and More … The possibilities are endless!

What might you do with your degree? Among other things, our majors become …

  • After school program counselors
  • Residential counselors
  • Educational Consultants
  • Program Facilitators and Administrators
  • Family Support Staff
  • Policy Advocates

Requirements for the BS in Youth Development & Education: Youth Development Curriculum Guide

Education, Democracy & Social Change Cluster