Bachelor of Arts in Human Development - Lifespan Track

Requirements (90 units)

Total units required for graduation: 180

Requirements to enter the B.A. in Human Development - Lifespan Track (Program Code: HDLI)

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)
One of the following:4
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 Statistics (or its equivalent)5
Total Units17

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 - Lifespan Track

BIOL 100Topics in Biology5
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology4
PSYC 201Developmental Psychology4
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
Intergenerational Aspects of Human Development
ANTH 331Anthropology of Human Development4
HD 324Developmental Psychobiology4
HD 480Advanced Human Development4
HD 575Internship4
PSYC 303Parenting and Family Relations4
or SOC 340 Sociology of the Family
PSYC 358Cognitive Development4
PSYC 384Personality and Social Development4
Developmental Periods (12)
A minimum of 12 units with one course from each of A, B, and C:12
Group A:
Infant and Toddler Development
Early Childhood Development
Group B:
Psychology of Middle Childhood
Psychology of Adolescent Development
Group C:
Psychology of Adulthood and Aging
Social Gerontology
Applications (12)
A minimum of 12 units with one course from each of A, B, and C:
Group A:
Four units chosen from:4
Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers
Guidance of Young Children
Theories of Play
Group B:
PSYC 350Development of Exceptional Children4
or PSYC 391 Psychopathology of Childhood
Group C:
Four units chosen from:4
Psychology of Death and Dying
Work, Retirement and Leisure
Community Psychology
Abnormal Psychology
Social Gerontology (if not previously taken above)
Testing and Assessment (6)
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
A minimum of four units chosen from:4
Child Assessment
Adult Assessment
Tests and Measurements
Statistics/Methodology (15)
HD 310Applied Research Methods4
PSYC 210Psychological Statistics5
PSYC 311Introduction to Experimental Psychology6
Total Units90