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
 Units15
Second Semester
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3
CFS 321
Adolescents and Families 2
or Adolescent Psychology
3
Special Topics Course - Select Two 3 6-8
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
 Units15
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
 
 Units15
Fourth Semester
CAD 600
CAD 601
Child and Adolescent Development Internship Seminar
and Child and Adolescent Development Internship 4
3
RPT 400 Programming in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
 
SF State Studies or University Elective - Take Two 5 6
 Units15
 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: 9-18 units

  • ENG 214 or equivalent A4 course (0-3 units): This course is a major prerequisite. Students are not admitted to the major unless this requirement has been completed. Completion in 60 units is possible, but not in four semesters if ENG 214 requirement is not satisfied before transfer.
  • 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): Look for courses required in the major that also satisfy UD GE. See notes.
  • 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): 41-42 units

[CAD 210 met in transfer]

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

University Electives: 3 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.