Minor in Youth and Police Studies
Explore the Relationship Between Law Enforcement and Adolescents
The Youth and Police Studies minor from UHCL begins with the premise that both youth culture and police culture exist in American society. By studying topics such as Developmental Theory/Teen Brain and Implicit Bias, and by participating in experiential learning with the Teen and Police Service Academy (TAPS), students learn to bridge the social distance between American youth and law enforcement.
Investigate Critical Themes in Law Enforcement
Your classes will explore topics including juvenile delinquency, policing and society,
adolescent psychology and criminology. This is a fantastic course of study for people
majoring in Sociology, Behavioral Sciences, Criminology and Public Service Leadership,
as it can be applied to careers in social work, community organizing and law enforcement.
Apply for a Minor
This degree has a specific set of courses you’ll need to complete before you can graduate from University of Houston-Clear Lake. Learn more about the classes that will help you complete the requirements of this degree.Youth and Police Studies Minor
Accreditations and Distinctions
The College of Human Sciences and Humanities holds a number of specialized accreditations, including accreditations and approval from the Commission of Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education; the Association for Behavior Analysis International; the National Association of School Psychologists. The Council on Social Work Education has also accredited our bachelor’s degree in social work. Our Fitness and Human Performance curriculum has been recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association for preparing students to successfully enter into the career field. The Human Factors Certificate and Applied Cognitive Psychology Program are accredited by the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.