The Youth Development Concentration enables students to develop skills necessary in a broad range of careers in nonprofit youth and human service organizations which seek to assist young people in developing the capacities needed to live a quality life.
Professionals in these organizations play pivotal roles in making a difference in the lives of others and in their communities.
Possible Career Paths
- Non-Profit Director
Why Choose Youth Development at WIU?
The Interdisciplinary Studies Program is intended to give students transferable skills. Courses articulated in the concentrations or those selected by the student in consultation with their adviser encourage students to think critically, comprehend what they read, communicate orally, and write effectively. In addition, students may enroll in an internship to help them incorporate relevant work-site experiences with academic courses they have taken or plan to take.