Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies

The Certificate in Childhood and Youth Studies provides SSU students with a credential that will enable them to specialize in working with children, adolescents, teens and families.  The courses provide a framework in the analysis of socialization, institutions, research, theory, and fundamental concepts to understanding the roles, values, norms, and current status of children in society

Program Requirements (18 Credits Total Required*)

Required Courses
  • SOC220 Intro to the Sociology of Children 3
  • SOC320 Violence and Children 3
  • SOC370 Seminar in the Sociology of Children 3

Choose three of the following:

  • SOC332  Sociology of the Family 3
  • SOC343  Juvenile Delinquency 3
  • SOC349  Medical Sociology 3
  • SOC520  Internship 3
  • SOC530  Directed Study 3
  • PSY218  Childhood and Adolescence**
  • PSY252  Adolescent Psychology**
  • PSY337  Social  Adolescent PsychologyDevelopment
  • SWK310 Family and Child Welfare
  • CRJ325  Juvenile Justice
  • EDU105 The Premis of the School and Child Care
  • SMS361 Issues in Public and Community Health
  • IDS265  Peace and Peace Building
  • PSY251 Child Growth**

** Because of the overlap in content, students who receive credit for PSY218, Childhood and Adolescence, will not receive credit for PSY251, Child Growth, or PSY252, Adolescent Psychology; students who receive credit for PSY251, Child Growth, or PSY252, Adolescent Psychology, will not receive credit for PSY218, Childhood and Adolescence

Substitutions may be made with the permission of the department chair.

The individual must maintain a grade-point average of 3.0 as a minimum for courses taken at Salem State College.

A total of nine credits may be transferred from other accredited institutions.

For program and registration information contact:

Connie Nielson, Academic Advisor
Continuing Education
Email: cnielson@salemstate.edu
Telephone: 978.542.6935
Fax: 978.542.7215