A minor in Child and Adolescent Development requires 21 units. A minimum of 12 units of coursework for the minor must be distinct from coursework that is applied to the student's major. No more than 6 units of lower-division coursework may be applied to the minor.
Basic Courses (6 units)
One Developmental Survey Course (3)
CAS 101 Introduction to Child and Adolescent Studies (3)
CAS 312 Human Growth and Development (3)
CAS 315 Child Development (3)
Child, Family & Community (3)
CAS 201 Introduction to Child, Family, and Community (3)
Research Methods (3 units)
CAS 301 Inquiry and Methodology in Development (3)
or Dept approved alternates – SOCI 302, PSYC 202, HESC 475
or other alternates approved by petition
Developmental Core Courses (6 units)
CAS 325A Conception through Age 8 (3)
CAS 325B Age 9 through Adolescence (3)
Electives (6 units)
Six units selected in consultation with a CAS department academic advisor. May include an approved alternate from a different department if approved by petition.
A complete listing of approved Topical Development courses is available on the Academic Worksheets page.