The Juvenile Justice and Youth Development Minor is an interdisciplinary and innovative program that embodies the core values of Rutgers University–Camden. Whether in a social work office, a juvenile treatment facility, or in a local school, the juvenile justice minor program gives students access to experience civic engagement with our community while being challenged in creative thinking and problem-solving.
This minor represents an integrative approach that exposes students to specialized knowledge across disciplines, while also providing preparation and experiential learning for those who plan to work in the juvenile justice system or other youth-related fields. Studying in this program enriches student experiential learning, which will in turn contribute in a practical way to individuals in the wider Camden area.
This minor program requires 18 credits as set forth below. Required courses satisfy 9 credits (3 courses), and elective courses satisfy the other 9 credits (3 courses).
At least 3 of the 6 courses taken must be outside of your major. Students majoring in criminal justice, psychology or childhood studies may double count 6 of the 18 credits required for both their major and this minor.
To minor in Juvenile Justice and Youth Development contact your academic advisor.