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School of Humanities & Behavioral Science

Youth Leadership Development

The youth leadership development major at Anderson University offers a multidisciplinary approach to both theory and practice for dealing with current issues in the lives of youth in American culture. The youth leadership development major is a valuable complement to such majors as youth ministries, sociology, social work, criminal justice, family science, psychology, and other majors involving interaction with youth. This major is also an excellent complement for students who enjoy working with youth, but whose careers will be in fields that may not involve interaction with youth.

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This program is offered as a complementary major.

A complementary major at Anderson University is one that must be taken alongside another major. Students can pair it with a variety of academic endeavors in which they are interested to earn their degree. Complementary majors are often more in-depth than minors, and this academic option will allow students to explore more than one topic of interest during their time at AU.


What courses will I take?

  • General Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Family Diversity

View the courses required for the youth leadership development complementary major.


Students working toward a youth leadership development major also complete a practicum and an internship. In the practicum, students train other AU students by using the skills they have learned. In the internship, students apply these skills in a real-world setting, working directly with youth.

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