Jun 17, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Youth Justice Minor

Coordinator: Rita Poteyeva
Phone: (540) 568-7124
Email: poteyemx@jmu.edu

The cross disciplinary minor in youth justice is designed for students who are interested in working in the juvenile justice system or in other agencies serving adolescents. Students will become proficient in the latest research on the principles of adolescent development, will understand the impact of trauma and will become familiar with current best practices of preventing and responding to juvenile delinquency.

The minor program is open to all undergraduate students at JMU. The requirement is the successful completion of 18 credit hours. No more than two courses may be double counted for a student’s major/minor. No more than nine hours may be taken from a single discipline.

Required Course: 3 Credit Hours

Total: 18 Credit Hours


1 These courses have lower-level prerequisite courses that justice studies majors take early in their careers. The prerequisites are waived for registered youth justice minors.

2 Psychology majors only.

3 Social work majors only.