Apr 16, 2021
2.0 GPA required.
C grade or better required in minor courses.
Students are expected to adhere to program ethical standards.
The Child Advocacy Studies curriculum focuses on experiential, interdisciplinary, ethical, and culturally sensitive child-focused content that provides a common knowledge base for advocacy and response to social issues.
If you have been arrested, charged, or convicted of any criminal offense, you should investigate the impact that the arrest, charge, or conviction may have on your chances for employment in the field you intend to study or on your chances to obtain field experiences or internship opportunities.
Required Courses (12 S.H.)
Required Field Experience (3 S.H.)
Field experience in Criminal Justice, Psychology, or Social Work may fulfill the requirements for CAST 477 if the field experience involves substantial work with children. The CAST program director will review the field experience placement and make a determination regarding fulfillment of the field experience requirement on an individual basis.
Electives (6 S.H.)
- CAST 403 - Child Exploitation, Pornography, and the Internet (3 credits)
- CAST 404 - Sociology of Child Poverty (3 credits)
- CAST 405 - Gender, Violence, and Society (4 credits) (2 credits lab/2 credits theory)
- CAST 406 - Child Advocacy Research Studies (3 credits)
- EDFD 460 - Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families Part I: Early Childhood and Elementary (2 credits)
- EDFD 461 - Multicultural Youth, Children, & Families: Part I: K-12 and 5-12 (2 credits)
- EDFD 462 - Multicultural Youth, Children, and Families Part II (1 credit)
- LGLS 381 - Legal Studies Topics and Issues (3 credits) (Family Law)
- NURS 421 - Nursing of Childbearing Families (2 credits)
- NURS 422 - Nursing of Childrearing Families (2 credits)
- PSY 250 - Developmental Psychology (3 credits)
- PSY 373 - Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
- SOC 314 - Juvenile Justice (3 credits)
- SOCW 420 - Child Welfare (3 credits)
- WGSS 220 - Intersections of Privilege and Power (3 credits)
- WGSS 225 - Advocacy and the Advocate (3 credits)
- WGSS 405 - Gender, Violence, and Society (4 credits)
Course(s) Unique to Minor
WSU policy requires a minor contain at least one course unique to the minor and not used in major or additional requirements. See DARS for details.
◎ = Oral Intensive
◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive
△ = Writing Intensive
✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement
✪ = Civic Engagement and Service Learning