Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Youth Work and Out of School Time – Child and Adolescent Development Associate Degree for Transfer Roadmap

This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in the current bulletin year with an AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development. Six units in the major (CAD 210 and CAD 260) and all lower-division GE requirements have been satisfied. Check with a major advisor about the most appropriate course sequence. Degree completion guaranteed in 60 units; see the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) section for more information.

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
CAD 300 Professional Roles and Careers in Child and Adolescent Development 3
CAD 400 Community Youth Development 3
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 3
CAD 450 Understanding and Working with Diverse Families 3
Youth and Context Course - Select One from List Below 1 3
Second Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3
FCS 321
Adolescents and Families
or Adolescent Psychology
Special Topics Course - Select Two 3 6-8
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
Third Semester
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
Special Topics Course - Select One 3 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D - Take Two 6
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Fourth Semester
CAD 600
CAD 601
Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar
and Child and Adolescent Development Internship 4
RPT 400 Programming Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Experiences 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
University Elective - Take Two 6
 Total Units60

To Do at SF State:

Enough total units to reach 120 minimum for graduation; 40 units minimum at the upper-division level; to include the following:

University-Wide Requirements: 9-15 units

  • American Institutions (0-6 units): US History, US Government, California State and Local Government requirements if not taken before transfer
  • Upper-Division GE, Areas B, C, and D (9 units): Courses required for the major may double-count if approved for UD GE.
  • Students entering this major with the AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development are not required to fulfill SF State Studies requirements.
  • Complementary Studies is satisfied by taking the required minimum of 12 units in disciplines other than CAD.

CAD Major (Concentration in Youth Work & Out of School Time): 42-44 units

[CAD 210 met in transfer]

  • Major Core (21 units): Includes GWAR.
  • Concentration (21-23 units)
  • A minimum grade of C or better required for all courses in the major.

University Electives: 6 or More units

Depends on course choices made at the community college, how transferred units are applied to the requirements above, and course choices at SF State. Some courses may meet more than one requirement, e.g., both in UD GE and the major.