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2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Child and Adolescent Development, BA

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This CHAD program, offered by the Department of Child and Adolescent Development , provides a strong foundation in child development and could be the basis for graduate study in child development and related fields. This major is designed for students interested in having a career in a variety of child-related fields, such as early childhood education, childcare, community settings, and/or agencies serving children, youth, and families. Students who have declared Child and Adolescent Development (CHAD) as their major should meet with the Department advisor for consultation and approval of the program. Information about ChAD advising and how to make an appointment can be found on the department website www.sjsu.edu/chad/.

Summary of Degree Units

University Graduation Requirements 38
Major Requirements 51-52
University Electives 30-31
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 .

Program Roadmaps

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.

General Education/American Institution Requirements

Courses that meet General Education/American Institution requirements are noted with area designation for required area. For legend please see General Education Attributes .

University Requirements (38 units)

Core Lower Division General Education (24 units)

Of the 39 units required by the university, 15 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Courses that meet GE Areas A1, A2, A3 or B4 must be passed with a “C-” or better to meet the requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Note: Students who have completed the ADT Transfer degree (under SB 1440) for this major will have completed all lower division GE requirements and should follow the 60 unit guarantee roadmap. Meet with an advisor prior to registering for your first semester for the 60 unit roadmap or specific questions.

Upper Division General Education (6 units)

Of the 9 units required by the university, 3 units may be satisfied by coursework outlined below. Consult with major advisor for details.

American Institutions (6 units)

The 6 units of American Institutions (US123) coursework shown below also fulfills GE Areas D2 and D3. Other courses meet the American Institutions requirement, but may not include additional GE areas. The American Studies (AMS 1A /AMS 1B ) and Humanities Honors (HUM 1A /HUM 1B , HUM 2A /HUM 2B ) programs both offer larger integrated packages that meet this requirement. Consult with major advisor for details.

Complete One Sequence From:

Physical Education (2 units)

Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement

At SJSU, students must pass both the SJSU Writing Skills Test (WST) and a 100W course. Exceptions to the GWAR may be found at Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR) .

A grade of C or better (C- not accepted) is required to meet graduation requirement.

Major Requirements (51-52 units)

Area of Specialization (15-16 units)

Complete One Plan From The Following:

Specializations are a cluster of courses used by departments for advising purposes. Specializations will not appear on transcripts or diplomas. Please see advisor for more details.

University Electives or Minor (30-31 units)

University electives may be chosen by student, however the department highly recommends the following courses. If not taken above.

Total Units Required (120 units)

Note: The following Capstone courses, CHAD 158 , CHAD 160  and CHAD 195  may be repeated only once.

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