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Child and Family Science

B.S. in Child and Family Science

Child Development Option

The Child Development program provides breadth and depth in the scientific study of child and adolescent development, along with practical applications in disciplines that require direct interaction with young people. It provides an excellent foundation for careers in child care, program administration, or work in health settings and other human services with young people. It prepares students for post-graduate work toward a teaching credential, school psychology, social work, or school counseling.

1. Major requirements (58-59 units)

Pre-major requirements (12 units):
CFS 31, 39, 100, and 153

Core requirements (18 units):
CFS 100, 130W, 134, 143S, 135; COUN 150

Child Development requirements (28-29 units):
CFS 37, 136, 137, 138, and 140;
CFS 139 or 193I; 6 units of major electives

2. General Education requirements (49 units)

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing (i.e., CFS 130W) and Multicultural and International (MI) (i.e., CFS 134)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
May be used toward a minor

5. Total units (120)*

*G.E. and MI courses can be double-counted with major requirements. The writing requirement may be met by taking the upper-division writing exam. See advisor for details.

For more information, visit the General Catalog.