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Bachelor of Arts in Child Development

Be an advocate for children while having an impact on their future development. When earning your child development degree you will have the opportunity to focus on the biological and psychological progression of children, from their infancy stages through their adolescent years. With an increasing focus on the factors that impact the development of children, the study of child development continues to be an area of focus for many organizations. With your Bachelor of Arts in Child Development, you will study the stages of development from infancy through adolescence and the ways that family, culture, peers, and schools influence the growth of children. Child development degrees can offer convenient options for professionals.


As touched on briefly above, child development refers to the study of biological, psychological, sociological, and emotional factors that influence the well-being and learning of children. While specific ages vary, the field of child development will traditionally examine the stages of development from infancy through adolescence. The way family, culture, peers, and schools influence the growth of children all play an important role and are areas that are taken into consideration during the child development process. With a degree in child development, students can be equipped with the necessary skills to seek employment in education, social services, and in other related fields.


Summary of Degree Units


University Graduation Requirements    35

Major Preparation    17

Major Core Requirements    40

Concentration Requirements    27

University Electives    1

Total    120


University Requirements for Graduation


Students must complete all residency, curriculum, unit, and GPA requirements as outlined in the Undergraduate Graduation Requirements section of the Policies and Procedures.


The 4-Year Roadmap is available online. Roadmaps should be used in consultation with the catalog and your advisor to identify additional requirements for completing the major (for example, course grade minimums). Associate Degrees (ADT) Pathways are also available online.

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