Requirements for the Minor
Students are required to complete a total of 18 credits. The core program consists of 12 credits of prescribed courses and students are expected to enhance their specific field of study by taking 6 credits from the supporting courses (for a total of 18 credits). A grade of C or better is required for all courses.
For this minor CMAS 258 (HD FS 258) is a prerequisite for the prescribed courses. In addition, the supporting courses may have prerequisites.
The CMAS minor is an interdisciplinary minor designed to allow Penn State students majoring in any discipline to engage in the understanding of child protection and well-being. Supporting course selection may be influenced by the experience and educational background of the student in consultation with their academic adviser.
The minor is open to any Penn State student who is enrolled at the University Park campus and who has declared a major field of study (students from any department or college in the University are eligible to apply).
Additional courses may be acceptable, but need to be approved by the Education Coordinator.