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College of Professional Studies
Location: Welch Hall
Phone: 1-800-344-5484
Fax: 310-516-3542

Program Office:
1000 E Victoria Street, WH-A320, Carson, CA 90747 (310)243-2029 cdevelopment@csudh.edu

Career Possibilities

Students graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Child Development can work as

  • parent educators (professionals who conduct parenting workshops)
  • child development consultants
  • preschool teachers
  • child counselors
  • youth counselors
  • court appointed advocates for children
  • program planners
  • schoolage program professionals (e.g., school counselors, after-school program coordinators)
  • planners and coordinators of recreation programs
  • K-12 teachers

Child Development majors work in settings such as

  • child care centers
  • pediatric wards in hospitals
  • department of parks and recreation
  • schools
  • companies that manufacture products for children such as toys, books and software

Individuals with a degree in Child Development can also start centers for children.  Some of the positions listed above may require additional training after completing the baccalaureate program in Child Development.