Bachelor of Arts: Social and Community Settings


Child Development Concentration in Social and Community settings is appropriate for students interested in working with children and families in community, government, and social or therapeutic settings. Students complete the child development core academic courses, and choose 14-15 units of electives. These electives should be chosen in coordination with a major advisor to select courses and field-work in specific settings, or courses to prepare for application to a program for graduate study.

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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