B.A. in Human Development

CHILD TRACK

Requirements (95 units)

The Child Development track is designed to prepare students for occupations or professions that involve young children and their families. This track provides a solid foundation in child growth and development and can lead to a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing. Students enrolled in this track can elect to focus their applied coursework on children age two through eight or infants and toddlers. This track requires 78-82 units of general education and 95 units in the major.

Lower-division requirements (35 Units)

  1. BIO 100. Topics in Biology (5)
  2. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
  3. Four units chosen from:
    1. HD 271. Group Education and Care of Infants and Toddlers (4)
    2. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
  4. HD 291. Interactions with Young Children: Lab (2)
  5. Four units chosen from
    1. HD 272.* Curriculum and Programs for Infants & Toddlers (4)
    2. HD 282.* Curriculum and Programs for Young Children (4)
  6. HD 292. Curriculum and Programs: Lab (2)
  7. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  8. HD 240. Introduction to Child Development (4)
  9. Two units chosen from
    1. HD 245. Observation and Methods in CD: Early Childhood (2)
    2. HD 246. Observation and Methods in CD: Middle Childhood (2)
    3. HD 247. Observation and Methods in CD: Adolescence (2)
  10. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
*If HD 271 is taken to satisfy #3 then HD 272 must be taken to satisfy #5. If HD 281 is taken to satisfy #3 then HD 282 must be taken to satisfy #5.

Upper-division requirements (60 Units)

  1. Four units chosen from
    1. ANTH 330. Cross-Cultural Child Rearing (4)
    2. ANTH 331. Anthropology of Human Development (4)
  2. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  3. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
    2. PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
  4. Four units chosen from
    1. HD 575. Internship (4)
    2. HD 585. Student Teaching in Early Childhood Education (4)
  5. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  6. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
    2. PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
  7. Eight units chosen from
    1. PSYC 305. Language Development (4)
    2. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
    3. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  8. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 303. Parent and Family Relations (4)
    2. SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
  9. HD 400. Childhood Assessment (5)
  10. Four units chosen from
    1. ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation & Race (4)
    2. ANTH 327. Primate Evolution & Ecology (4)
    3. HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    4. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    5. HD 305. Multicultural Child Development (4)
    6. HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of HD (4)
    7. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  11. Statistics/Methodology
  12. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    2. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
    3. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
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LIFESPAN TRACK

Requirements (90-91 units)

The Lifespan Track is designed for students who wish to obtain a broad interdisciplinary background of human development across the lifespan and who wish to work with children and families at various developmental time points. Students enrolled in this track will take coursework focusing on developmental periods, applications, and testing and assessment across the lifespan. This track requires 78-82 units of general education and 90-91 units in the major.

Lower-division requirements (13 Units)

  1. BIO 100. Topics in Biology (5)
  2. PSYC 100. Introduction to Psychology (4)
  3. PSYC 201. Developmental Psychology (4)

Upper-division requirements (77-78 Units)

  1. ANTH 331. Anthropology of HD (4)
  2. HD 324. Developmental Psychobiology (4)
  3. HD 575. Internship (4)
  4. HD 480. Advanced Human Development (4)
  5. Four units chosen from
    1. PSYC 303. Parent and Family Relations (4)
    2. SOC 340. Sociology of the Family (4)
  6. PSYC 358. Cognitive Development (4)
  7. PSYC 384. Personality and Social Development (4)
  8. Four units chosen from
    1. ANTH 325. Human Biological Variation & Race (4)
    2. ANTH 327. Primate Evolution and Ecology (4)
    3. HD 302. History of Childhood (4)
    4. HD 305. Multicultural Child Development (4)
    5. HD 520. Intergenerational Aspects of HD (4)
    6. SOC 339. Socialization (4)
  9. Developmental Periods (minimum 12 units)
  10. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 270. Infant and Toddler Development (4)
      2. HD 280. Early Childhood Development (4)
    2. Four units chosen from
      1. PSYC 320. Psychology of Middle Childhood (4)
      2. PSYC 328. Psychology of Adolescence (4)
    3. Four units chosen from
      1. PSYC 329. Psychology of Adulthood & Aging (4)
      2. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4)
  11. Applications (minimum 12 units)
  12. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 271. Group Education & Care of Infants & Toddlers (4)
      2. HD 281. Guidance of Young Children (4)
      3. HD 304. Theories of Play (4)
    2. Four units chosen from
      1. PSYC 350. Development of Exceptional Children (4)
      2. PSYC 391. Psychopathology of Childhood (4)
    3. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 372. Psychology of Death & Dying (4)
      2. HD 540. Work, Retirement, & Leisure (4)
      3. PSYC 387. Community Psychology (4)
      4. PSYC 390. Abnormal Psychology (4)
      5. SOC 330. Social Gerontology (4) (If not previously taken.)
  13. Testing and Assessment (minimum 6 units)
  14. Must complete A
    1. Four units chosen from
      1. HD 245. Observation & Methods in CD: Early Childhood (2)
      2. HD 246. Observation & Methods in CD: Middle Childhood (2)
      3. HD 247. Observation & Methods in CD: Adolescence (2)
    Must complete B, C, or D
    1. PSYC 377. Tests and Measurement (4)
    2. HD 400. Childhood Assessment (5)
    3. HD 460. Adult Assessment (4)
  15. Statistics/Methodology
  16. Must complete A, B, and C
    1. PSYC 210. Psychological Statistics (5)
    2. HD 310. Applied Research Methods (4)
    3. PSYC 311. Introduction to Experimental Psychology (6)
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