Jun 21, 2024  
2022/2023 University Catalog 
2022/2023 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child Development, B.S. in Applied Arts and Sciences

(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.

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.

Study Abroad

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.

Capstone Requirement

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.