Departmental Affiliation: Education
The Child Development major provides an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of young children as individuals and as members of society. Courses in this major are those specifically relevant to child development in the departments of psychology, education, sociology, art, music and English. The Child Development Major is recommended primarily for individuals who seek careers working with children and their families in child care, educational, or social service settings. Graduates are eligible to qualify for the Child Development Teacher Permit under the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
Students who plan to complete this major at the outset of their college careers may elect to take courses in their first two years in the Early Childhood Education program at the Doheny Campus.
Child Development Bachelor of Arts
III. Sociology 3 Upper division units required
IV. Art and/or Music (minimum 3 units, chosen from the following):
V. English (minimum 6 units, chosen from the following):
VI. Biology (minimum 3 units, chosen from the following):
*Needs approval of advisor
VII. Minimum 30 upper division units, including the required courses listed above
Students may petition the Child Development Advisor to substitute other relevant courses in the program.
Total units in the interdisciplinary major areas: 48
Plus General Studies requirements and electives totaling 124 semester units.
All courses are described in the respective department listings.
Child Development Minor
18 units from the following (12 units must be upper division):
Other appropriate courses may be submitted with the permission of the Child Development Program Advisor.