BA in Child Development (Individualized)

Units required for Major: 50-51
Total units required for BA: 120

Program Description

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.

Program Requirements

Required Foundation Courses (12 Units)
CHDV 30Human Development 13
or CHDV 35 Child and Adolescent Development
CHDV 123Qualitative Methods in Human Development3
CHDV 133Quantitative Methods in Human Development3
FACS 50The Family and Social Issues 13
Required Upper Division Core Courses (23 Units) 2
CHDV 131Language Development3
CHDV 132Fieldwork in Child Development3
CHDV 135Crosscultural Child Development3
CHDV 136Developmental Experiences, Methods and Curriculum3
or COMS/FACS 108 Family Communication
CHDV 137
Cognitive Development
Cognitive Development Research Laboratory 3
CHDV 138
Social and Emotional Development
Social and Emotional Development Laboratory 3
CHDV/FACS 154Issues in Parenting3
Electives (14-15 Units)
Select 14-15 units of approved electives 414 - 15
Total Units49-50

Elective List

Cultural Diversity 5
Art Education for Children
Human Development and Elementary Field Experience
Developmental Experiences, Methods and Curriculum
History of Childhood: International and Interdisciplinary Perspectives 5
Mind and Brain in Developmental Context 5
Controversial Issues in Childhood Development, Education, and Social Policy 5
Apprenticeship in Advanced Child Development
Infant and Toddler: Development and Care
Cooperative Education Experience
Special Problems
Literature For Children
Multicultural Children's Literature 5
Introduction to Counseling 6
Power, Privilege and Self Identity in Counseling 6
Child and Family Psychopathology 6
Urban Education 5
Sex Role Stereotyping in American Education 5
Introduction to Hmong Literacy
Ethnic America 5
Family Communication
Child Life and Family-Centered Care
School Health Education
Movement Education
Introduction to Statistics 5
Crosscultural Theory and Practice: Issues of Race, Gender and Class 5

General Education Requirements1

Area A: Basic Subjects (9 Units)
A1 - Oral Communication3
A2 - Written Communication3
A3 - Critical Thinking3
Area B: Physical Universe and Its Life Forms (7-13 Units)
B1 - Physical Science3
B2 - Life Forms3
B3 - Lab (Note: Lab experience to be taken with one of the following: B1, B2 or B5)1
B4 - Math Concepts 30 - 3
B5 - Additional Course (Any B to reach 12 units) - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 40 - 3
Area C: Arts and Humanities (9-12 Units)
C1 - Arts3
C2 - Humanities3
C1/C2 - Area C Course3
C1/C2 - Area C Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 40 - 3
Area D: The Individual and Society (6-9 Units)
Area D Course3
Area D Course3
Area D Course 20
Area D Course - Take upper-division course to complete Area & upper division requirements. 40 - 3
Area E: Understanding Personal Development
Area E Course 20
Total Units31-43

Graduation Requirements1

Graduation Requirements (required by CSU) (3-9 Units)
American Institutions: U.S. History 20 - 3
American Institutions: U.S. Constitution & CA Government3
Writing Intensive (WI) 30 - 3
Graduation Requirements (required by Sacramento State) (9 Units)
English Composition II3
Race and Ethnicity in American Society (RE) 40
Foreign Language Proficiency Requirement 56