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Bachelor of Arts Admissions Information

Admission to the Program

Freshman students are admitted to the university as “Undeclared with an interest in Child Development”. Students need to meet the following requirements and be admitted to the major upon completion of 45 units. 

Continuing lower division students are eligible to apply to the Child Development major when they have completed 36 quarter (24 semester) of the 60 units of college general education courses.  Furthermore, they must complete the following course: CHDV 140 with a grade of “C” or better.  Students who attain less than a “C” grade may repeat CHDV 140 only once for the purpose of admission to the program.

Upper division transfer and continuing upper division students, who want to pursue a major in Child and Family Studies, need to meet the following admission criteria:

Students entering the program should plan their course work with a Child and Family Studies advisor.
Students who transfer into CSULA seeking admission to the Child Development major are required to have completed all the General Education courses required for transfer. Students seeking a credential should also consult the Charter College of Education. Child Development majors are required to meet regularly with a department advisor concerning CHDV requirements.  Child development courses with less than a “C” grade can only be repeated once.   Current information is available in the Child and Family Studies office and on the Department’s web page.
Admission to the University
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Last Update: 4/11/2013