Bachelor of Arts: Individual Concentration


Child Development Individualized concentration is an interdisciplinary program made up of the core academic child development courses and 14-15 units of electives, from a wide variety of fields, such as education, art, public policy, nursing, or criminal justice, just to name a few. This major is flexible to allow students to design their program to closely align with personal and career objectives. The program handbook and Web site include a current list of approved electives. However, the students should select their electives in consultation with a major advisor.

Career Options

Child Development students pursue careers in elementary school teaching; preschool teaching and administration; child-care and after-school employment; parent education; community college teaching; or work with a variety of counseling, social service and community agencies. The undergraduate major also prepares students for graduate studies in child development, elementary or special education, human development, social work or counseling.


Units required for Major: 49-50
Minimum total units required for BA: 120
Refer to the catalog for detailed admission and academic requirements.

Course Listing

Review the courses required to complete the degree.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Develop discipline-based written communication skills
  2. Analyze and critique written materials related to child development
  3. Participate in field based experiences mediated by using theory, concepts, and research
  4. Understand major milestones of development from infancy to adulthood
  5. Develop and maintain positive attitudes towards diversity and its manifestations in children and families

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