2018-2019 Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Child Development

Total Course Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree

See the "Requirements for the Bachelor's Degree" in the University Catalog for complete details on general degree requirements. A minimum of 40 units, including those required for the major, must be upper division.

Elective Requirements

Completion of elective courses (beyond the requirements listed below) to reach a total of a minimum of 120 units.

General Education Requirements (49 units)

See the "General Education" requirements in the University Catalog or the Class Schedule for the most current information on General Education requirements and course offerings.

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

See the "Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement" in the University Catalog.

Minor Requirements

Single field major, no minor required

Major Requirements (53-55 units)

The following courses, or their approved transfer equivalents, are required of all candidates for this degree.

The Child Development Department does not accept courses on the Early Development and Learning concentration that have been completed more than 10 years ago. 

All Child Development courses applied to the B.S. in Child Development must be passed with a grade of "C" or better.

Requirements

A.  Lower Division Required Courses (6-7 units):

1. Introductory Course

CDV 150Introduction Child Development

3

2. Statistics Course (3-4 units)

Select one course:

MAT 131Elementary Statistics and Probability

3

MAT 132Statistics with Algebra Review

4

PSY 230Elementary Statistical Analysis in Psychology

3

NOTE: MAT 131 and MAT 132 may be used to meet the GE Area B4 Quantitative Reasoning requirement. PSY 230 does not count towards GE Area B4.

B.  Foundational Courses (13 units)

CDV 320Methods and Analysis in Child Study

4

CDV 325Infancy and Early Childhood

3

CDV 330The School-age Years

3

CDV 360Adolescence

3

C. Specialized Courses (18 units)

1. Specialized Core (6 units)

CDV 366Parenting

3

CDV 380 Stress, Risk, and Resiliency

3

2. Diversity Core (3 units)

Select one course:
CDV 363Development in Diverse Contexts

3

CDV 440Becoming American: Immigrant Children and Families in the US

3

CDV 450 Development in Poverty

3

3. Specialized Electives ( 9 units)

Select three courses:

CDV 370Jumpstart: Enhancing Early Language and Literacy I

3

CDV 423 Child Development and Social Policy

3

CDV 442Marriage, Family and Community

3

CDV 444Cognition, Language and Schooling

3

Students may select one additional diversity elective as a specialized elective:

D. Capstone (3-4 units)

Select one course:
CDV 490Senior Seminar

3

CDV 492Seminar in Child Development Research

4

CDV 496Directed Field Experience

4

CDV 498Directed Research

1-6

E. Interdisciplinary Concentration (12-14 units)

Each student must select one of the concentrations listed below.

1. General Elective Concentration (12 units)

Electives must be selected in consult with an advisor.

2. Early Development and Learning Concentration (12-14 units)

The Child Development Department does not accept courses in the Early Development and Learning concentration that have been completed more than 10 years ago.
a. Required Courses:

Select four courses from the following:

CDV 180Introduction to Observation and Assessment

4

CDV 240Early Childhood Development and Curriculum

4

CDV 342Advanced Observation and Assessment in Early Childhhod

3

CDV 344Supervision in Early Childhood Settings

3

LBS 310Early Language and Literacy

3

LBS 330Bridging Cultures through Literacy and Learning

3

LBS 340Learning Early Mathematical Concepts and Reasoning

3

3. Counseling and Family Services Concentration (12 units)

a. Required Courses

Select four courses from the following:

SOC 320The Family

3

SOC 363Sociology of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

3

SOC 386 Sociology of the Helping Professions

3

PSY 314Behavior Modification

3

PSY 353The Experience of Death and Dying: Psychological Perspectives

3

PSY 360Theories Of Personality

3

PSY 363Abnormal Psychology

3

PSY 464 Introduction to Clinical Psychology

3

PSY 367Effective Communication Skills

3

or

SOC 341Seminar in Small Groups

3

4. Juvenile Delinquency Concentration (12 units)

a. Required Courses (6 units)
CJA 444Juvenile Justice Process

3

SOC 369Juvenile Delinquency

3

b. Elective Courses (6 units)

Select two courses from the following:

CJA 340Criminal Justice & Community

3

CJA 443 Criminal Law and Justice Administration

3

SOC 306Program Evaluation

3

SOC 362Gangs and Adolescent Subcultures

3

SOC 363Sociology of Alcohol and Other Drug Use

3

SOC 365Deviant Behavior

3

PSY 367Effective Communication Skills

3

or

SOC 341Seminar in Small Groups

3

5. Management and Administration Concentration (12 units)

a. Required Courses (6 units)
MGT 310Management Theory

3

or

PUB 300Foundations of Public Administration

3

MGT 312Organizational Behavior

3

or

PUB 301Administrative Leadership and Behavior

3

b. Electives (6 units)
Select two courses:

FIN 360Business Finance

3

HRM 313Human Resources Management

3

MGT 416Leadership

3

MKT 350Principles Of Marketing

3

PUB 426 Intergovernmental Relations and Grant-Writing

3

PUB 450Nonprofit & Voluntary Sectors

3

PUB 451Managing the Nonprofit Organization

3

SOC 306Program Evaluation

3

PSY 367Effective Communication Skills

3

or

BUS 301Employment Communications

1

and

BUS 302Written Communications

1

and

BUS 303Oral Communication

1

NOTE: Students may take (BUS 301, BUS 302 and BUS 303) or PSY 367.