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Urban Youth and Communities, Minor

The Minor in Urban Youth and Communities is an interdisciplinary program focused on civic engagement and service learning designed to prepare UNC Charlotte students to become informed and engaged citizens by providing opportunities to be agents of change in their community. The minor is open to all majors who seek to explore the strengths, capabilities, and issues of youth and communities in urban settings. Elective courses are concentrated in the areas of Urban Youth and Education, Communities, and Social Justice.

Admission Requirements

The Minor in Urban Youth and Communities is open to all majors and can be declared at any time.  No minimum GPA is required for admission to the Minor in Urban Youth and Communities program.  Additionally, although no course prerequisites are required for admission, some elective courses may have prerequisites. 

Minor Requirements

The minor requires 15 credit hours, including two required courses for all students and an additional required course for College of Education majors.  The minor also requires a capstone project completed after all other minor requirements have been completed or simultaneously with enrollment in the capstone course.

Core Courses (3-6 credit hours)

Elective Courses (6-9 credit hours)

For the Minor in Urban Youth and Communities, 6-9 elective credit hours are required (6 credit hours if a College of Education major and taking EDUC 3200 , 9 credit hours otherwise). 

For all majors except College of Education majors, one elective course must be chosen from each of the following areas: Urban Youth and Education, Communities, and Social Justice. 

College of Education majors select an elective course only from the Communities and Social Justice areas.

Capstone Course (3 credit hours)

To be taken the final semester of the minor:

Total = 15 Credit Hours

Grade Requirements

In courses applied to the minor, students must maintain a GPA of 2.0 or above.