Child Development

Departmental Affiliation: Education

The Child Development major provides an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of young children as individuals and as members of society. Courses in this major are those specifically relevant to child development in the departments of psychology, education, sociology, and English. The Child Development Major is recommended primarily for individuals who seek careers working with children and their families in child care, educational, or social service settings. Graduates are eligible to qualify for the Child Development Teacher Permit under the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.

Students who plan to complete this major at the outset of their university careers may elect to take courses in their first two years in the Early Childhood Education program at the Doheny Campus.