Bachelor of Arts in Child and Adolescent Development: Concentration in Youth Work and Out of School Time Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 44

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
CAD 210 Introduction to Applied Child and Adolescent Development 3
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Third Semester
CAD 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 3
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 9
 Units15-16
Fifth Semester
CAD 400 Community Youth Development 3
CAD 450 Understanding and working with Diverse Families 3
CFS 321
Adolescents and Families
or Adolescent Psychology
3
Youth and Context Course – See List 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CAD 430
CAD 431
Experiential and Activity Based Learning Seminar
and Experiential and Activity Based Learning Practice
4
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 3
Special Topics Course – See List 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units16
Seventh Semester
CAD 540 Ethics and Principles in Serving Youth 3
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
GE Area UD–D: Upper Division Social Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
CAD 630
CAD 631
Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship Seminar
and Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship
4
RPT 400 Programming in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 7
 Units14
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3, if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies: Bachelor of Arts degrees (12 units minimum)
To fulfill the University's Complementary Studies requirement, all students completing a B.A. Degree must take 12 units from courses outside of the primary prefix of their major and not cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major. This requirement is automatically fulfilled when completing the Child and Adolescent Development degree. However, students may need to take additional units to reach the minimum of 120 units for graduation.

Youth and Context

AFRS 678Urban Issues of Black Children and Youth3
C J 475Intervention Policies in Juvenile Justice3
C J/LTNS 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice3
RRS 480Youth Culture, Race and Resistance3
SOC 452/C J 470Juvenile Justice4

Special Topics

RPT 210Arts and Crafts for Leisure3
RPT 380Developmental Play Processes3
RPT 440Urban Recreation and Parks3