Bachelor of Arts in Human Development - Child Development Track

Requirements (95 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements to enter the B.A. in Human Development - Child Development Track

General Education Basic Skills in English (A1) (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Stretch Composition III
Stretch Composition III for Multilingual Students
Accelerated Stretch Composition II
Accelerated Stretch Composition II for Multilingual Students
Advanced First-Year Composition
General Education Basic Skills in Mathematics (A3) (4)4
One of the following:
College Algebra
The Ideas of Mathematics
Pre-Calculus Mathematics
Methods of Calculus
Basic Concepts of Calculus
Additional Requirements (9)
HD 240Introduction to Child Development4
or PSYC 201 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 210Psychological Statistics5

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-psychology 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. Discrepancies should be reported to the Office of the Registrar.

Requirements for the B.A. in Human Development - Child Development Track (Program Code: HDCD)

Lower-division requirements (40)
BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
HD 240Introduction to Child Development4
Two units chosen from:2
Observation and Methods in Child Development: Early Childhood
Observation and Methods in Child Development: Middle Childhood
Observation and Methods in Child Development: Adolescence
HD 270Infant and Toddler Development4
Choose either A or B:8
Group A:
Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers
Curriculum and Programs for Infants and Toddlers
Group B:
Guidance of Young Children
Early Childhood Curriculum and Programs
HD 280Early Childhood Development4
HD 291Interactions with Young Children: Laboratory2
HD 292Curriculum and Program: Laboratory2
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology4
PSYC 210Psychological Statistics5
Upper-division requirements (51)
ANTH 330Cross-Cultural Child-Rearing Practices4
or ANTH 331 Anthropology of Human Development
HD 310Applied Research Methods4
HD 324Developmental Psychobiology4
HD 400Child Assessment5
HD 480Advanced Human Development4
HD 575Internship4
or HD 585 Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education
PSYC 303Parenting and Family Relations4
or SOC 340 Sociology of the Family
PSYC 311Introduction to Experimental Psychology6
PSYC 320Psychology of Middle Childhood4
or PSYC 328 Psychology of Adolescent Development
PSYC 350Development of Exceptional Children4
or PSYC 391 Psychopathology of Childhood
Eight units chosen from:8
Language Development
Cognitive Development
Personality and Social Development
Electives (4)
Four units chosen from:4
Human Biological Variance and the Concept of Race
Primate Evolution and Ecology
Diversity in Child Development
Child, Family, and Community
History of Childhood
Theories of Play
Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development
Total Units95