Feb 21, 2024
(Major Code: 08231) (SIMS Code: 330909) (SIMS Code: 330912 - SDSU Global Campus)
All candidates for a degree in applied arts and sciences must complete the graduation requirements listed in the section of this catalog on “Graduation Requirements.”
A minor is not required with this major.
Preparation for the Major
These prerequisite courses may not be taken Cr/NC. The minimum grade in each class is C (2.0) or better.
Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement
Passing the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10 or completing one of the approved upper division writing courses (W) with a grade of C (2.0) or better. See “Graduation Requirements” section for a complete listing of requirements.
A minimum of 53 upper division units to include:
Students may take more than one capstone course to fulfill the 12 units of electives.
With the approval of the undergraduate adviser, 12 elective units selected from:
Courses taken as part of study abroad may count toward the completion of the child development degree. Students must consult with the undergraduate adviser to make sure their selection of classes will qualify.
Selected topics are determined by the department. Contact the undergraduate adviser for directions to register for CFD 499. Students may go through an application process to be matched with a faculty member overseeing various research opportunities.
Community Based Learning
Students work directly with children and service providers in preselected community outreach programs/agencies to further their career and professional development. Students register in CFD 497 and work under supervision of faculty as well as service providers.
Reflective Learning Portfolio
This is a required capstone course. Students are required to prepare a portfolio to reflect, integrate, and synthesize their cumulative learning experience acquired in child and family development courses, study abroad programs, involvement in research projects with faculty, and/or internships. The reflective portfolio will be a capstone culminating experience to provide the opportunity to integrate knowledge and understanding of the child and family development curriculum with their academic and personal growth.
Three units must be selected from CFD 497, CFD 499, or study abroad. If students wish to complete more than one capstone option, they may do so to fulfill program electives.