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Undergraduate Degree Programs

Agricultural Sciences

Youth and Family Education Minor

University Park, College of Agricultural Sciences (YFE)

The Youth and Family Education minor is an interdisciplinary program of study designed to prepare students for work in the Penn State Cooperative Extension or other nonformal education programs.

The minor offers course work from several disciplines and addresses student needs in areas such as nonformal education methods, adult education, leadership, youth programs, and communication methods and media. A period of internship or field experience is required. To complete a bachelor's degree with a minor in Youth and Family Education, a student is required to complete 18 credits from a list of recommended courses. The core program consists of 15 credits. Students are expected to strengthen their expertise by taking at least 3 additional credits from the courses recommended.

A grade of C or better is required for all courses in the minor.

Scheduling Recommendation by Semester Standing given like (Sem: 1-2)


AEE 450(3), AYFCE 455(3), AYFCE 495(6), RSOC 305(3) (Sem: 5-8)

ADTED 460(3), AEE 440(3), AYFCE 295(1-2), AYFCE 496(1-3), or AYFCE 497(1-9) (Course selection may be influenced by experience and educational background of the student. Individual programs are set jointly by the student and the program committee chair.) (Sem: 1-8)


Last Revised by the Department: Summer Session 1999

Blue Sheet Item #: 27-05-001A

Review Date: 1/30/00



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