Program Overview

Knowledge of human growth and development gives a student an advantage in any pursuit that includes working with others. Majors explore growth and development from multiple perspectives in this interdisciplinary degree. The coursework is designed to meet the needs of people planning to transfer for further studies in the interdisciplinary field of Child and Adolescent Development, and to transfer to a CSU into programs in Child Development, Human Development, Child and Adolsescent Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, and Liberal Studies (Child Development).

Career opportunities: child mental health worker, school counselor, family support worker, child development research assistant, youth group administrator, child advocate, elementary education, etc.


AA-T Degree Requirements Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 20 units Units
BIOL 110 Principles Of Biology 4 units
ECE. 201 Child Development 3 units
ECE. 212 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
MATH 200 Elementary Probability and Statistics 4 units
PSYC 100 General Psychology 3 units
PSYC 200 Developmental Psychology 3 units
Total Required Major Units: 20

General Education - certified completion of one of the following:

  • California State University General Education-Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth),
  • OR
  • Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC/CSU) pattern

Elective courses: If applicable, additional courses to meet the minimum 60 CSU transferable units requirement.

Please refer to Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Requirements for more information.