Child Advocacy Studies - Undergraduate Minor

The interdisciplinary undergraduate minor in Child Advocacy Studies (CAST) provides mandated reporters and responders in social work, public health, nursing, criminal justice, psychology, education, family studies, cooperative extension and other disciplines with evidence-based, culturally relevant knowledge and skills to improve the outcomes for maltreated children in New Mexico or wherever their paths may take them.

The core courses, worth three (3) credits each, will be focused on the needs specific to New Mexico and will adhere to both statewide and national best practice standards on the welfare of children. The remaining nine (9) out of the total of 18 required credits will come from courses that students choose from a list of selected courses already being taught across the campus. To declare this minor please contact the Family and Consumer Sciences department. For more information, please visit: