Concentrations in Child Development

Concentration coursework is offered in the curriculum to give students the flexibility to tailor their coursework to their professional goals. For maximum flexibility, students may choose the General Elective option. Concentration electives may be taken at any time after lower division GE requirements have been met.

Students can select one of the following four concentrations:

  1. Counseling and Family Services
  2. Juvenile Delinquency
  3. Management and Administration
  4. Early Development and Learning

OR Students can choose the General Elective Option, which gives you the greatest flexibility in tailoring your coursework to your professional goals.

Criteria for Concentration Elective Requirement

  • Students must complete a 12-14 units of concentration electives.
  • Students who select an established concentration may only select from courses within that concentration.
  • Students may select an established concentration or by default with be placed in the general elective option
  • All courses selected in the General Elective Concentration MUST be listed on the list of Approved CDV Electives [PDF] or be approved by a faculty advisor. Courses that are not approved will not be accepted.
  • Concentration courses do not double count for any other Child Development or General Education (GE) courses.
  • If you are planning to minor or double major in a different discipline, you may not double count those courses to satisfy electives requirements. No course may count in both the major and minor (see University Catalog).