Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

For acceptance into the B.A. in Child Development, students must complete the courses below as a "Pre-child development major." Upon completion of the requirements, the student's major will change from "Pre-child development" to "Child development" status automatically.

There are two concentrations within the Child Development B.A.: Early Childhood Development and Child and Adolescent Development. Students must select one of the concentrations when they declare Child Development as their major. These concentrations conform to the Transfer Model for early childhood education and child development degrees.

Requirements to enter the B.A. in Child Development

General Education Basic Skills in English (A1)3
General Education Basic Skills in Mathematics (A3)3
Additional Requirements
CD 2240Introduction to Child Development3
CD 2210Introduction to Data Analysis in Child Development4
Total Units13

Students may earn no grade lower than a “C” (2.0) in each of these courses.  In addition, students must have a GPA of 2.5 in the Pre-child development major and an overall University GPA of 2.25.

The Office of the Registrar will change the student's status once the above requirements have been met.

Requirements (61 units)

Total units required for graduation: 120

Requirements for the B.A. in Child Development

CD 2200Child Development as a Major1
CD 2210Introduction to Data Analysis in Child Development4
CD 2240Introduction to Child Development3
CD 2205Diversity in Child Development3
CD 3310Applied Research Methods3
CD 3324Developmental Psychobiology3
CD 3398Advanced Child and Family Development3
CD 4400Child Assessment4
CD 5575Advanced Practicum Experience3
Choose two6
Language Development
Cognitive Development
Social and Emotional Development
Concentration (28)
Students must satisfy the requirements of one of the concentrations listed below.28
Total Units61

Students enrolling in the Child Development Honors Program during their senior year will take CD 5697 and CD 5698  in addition to the above requirements.

Concentrations (28 units)

Early Childhood Development Concentration (28 units)

(Program Code: CDEC)

Choose one3
Observation and Methods: Infant and Toddler Development
Observation and Methods: Preschool and Early School Age Development
CD 2250Infant and Toddler Development3
CD 2260Early Childhood Development3
Choose one3
Effective Interactions with Infants and Toddlers
Effective Interactions with Preschoolers and Early School Agers
Choose one: 2281 if taking 2251 and 2291 if taking 2261.2
Effective Interactions with Infants and Toddlers: Laboratory
Effective Interactions with Preschool and Early School Agers: Laboratory
Choose one (2252 if you took 2251; 2262 if you took 2261)3
Infant and Toddler Activities and Programs
Preschool and Early School Age Activities and Programs
Choose one: 2282 if taking 2252 and 2292 if taking 22622
Infant and Toddler Activities and Programs: Laboratory
Preschool and Early School Age Activities and Programs: Laboratory
Choose one3
Health, Safety, and Nutrition
History of Childhood
Play and Effective Practice with Children
Choose one3
Child, Family, and Community
Parenting and Family Relations
CD 3306Early Childhood Special Education3
Total Units28

Child and Adolescent Development Concentration (28 units)

(Program Code: CDCA)

Choose one3
Observation and Methods: School Age Development
Observation and Methods: Adolescent Development
CD 2270Middle Childhood Development3
CD 2275Adolescent and Emerging Adulthood Development3
Choose one3
Anthropology of Childhood
Child, Family, and Community
History of Childhood
Play and Effective Practice with Children
Development of Intimate Relationships
CD 3303Parenting and Family Relations3
Choose one3
Development of Exceptional Children
Psychopathology of Childhood
CD 4405Effective Interactions, Activities, and Programs with School Age and Adolescent Children3
CD 4406Interactions Lab: School Age and Adolescence2
CD 4407Activities Lab: School Age and Adolescence2
PSYC 1100Introduction to Psychology3
Total Units28