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Minor in Child Advocacy and Policy

The Minor in Child Advocacy and Policy offers students an interdisciplinary study of the field of child advocacy.  This course of study is relevant to students who intend to pursue careers working with children and families. The curriculum compliments many majors including psychology, sociology, family science and human development, justice studies, and medical humanities. Through the perspectives of social work, psychology, and law, students gain foundational knowledge of child advocacy and child protection, with a particular focus on policy and practice issues relevant to vulnerable children and families. This minor may be helpful when seeking employment with social services agencies and other helping organizations.

The minor consists of 6 courses (18 credit hours). To add the minor please email Nathaniel Aker at You will need to complete a Major/ Minor form.

We are currently working remotely. If you have any questions, please contact us via email or phone:    973-655-4188

Mr. Aker can also schedule an advisement with the Program Manager or the Chair to discuss any of our programs.

View Minor Requirements in the Course Catalog