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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 development, along with practical applications in disciplines that require direct interaction with children. It provides an excellent foundation for careers in child care, program administration, or work in health settings and other human services with children. It prepares students for post-graduate work toward a teaching credential, school psychology, or social work.

1. Major requirements (55-56 units)

Pre-Major requirements (9 units)
CFS 31, 39, and 153; passing score (70% or better) on qualifying exam

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

Child Development Requirements (28-29 units)
CFS 37 or CFS 145A; CFS 136, 137, 138, 140, and 146;
CFS 139 or 145B or 193I; 6 units major electives

2. General Education requirements (49 units)

3. Other requirements (6 units)
Upper-division writing and Multicultural and International (MI)

4. Sufficient elective units to meet required total units (varies)
(See Degree Requirements); may be used toward a minor

5. Total units (120)*