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Child & Youth Studies

Child and Youth Studies is an interdisciplinary minor that will provide you with a scholarly and experiential understanding of childhood and adolescence.

Rayburn Tang ‘22, Kai Chong Tong Scholarship Recipient

Rayburn Tang '22

BA in Psychology, Minor in Chinese Studies, Child & Youth Studies, and Neuroscience

I love working in all my labs. I’ve learned different aspects of the research process and they’ve increased my understanding of why I love working with kids. I’ve learned so much about empathy and compassion. It’s also made me more grateful for what I have.”

Rayburn Tang '22

BA in Psychology, Minor in Chinese Studies, Child & Youth Studies, and Neuroscience

The minor, which is open to all majors, teaches you about the physical, psychological, spiritual, social, and cultural aspects of human development during the first 18 years of life. It integrates the many child- and youth-focused courses and service learning experiences across disciplines at USF to provide a structured course of study.

Child & Youth Studies, Minor

Allison Thorson, Program Director
2130 Fulton St.
Kalmanovitz Hall, 313
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080