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Child and Adolescent Development

Required Core (10 units)

Course Name Course Title Units
CHST 002 Child Growth and Development 3 units
PSYC 001/H General Psychology or Honors 3 units
MATH 010/H Elementary Statistics or Honors 4 units

List A: Select 3 Courses (9-15 units)

Course Name Course Title Units
ANTH 003/H Introduction to Cultural Anthropology or Honors 3 units
SOCI 001 Introduction to Sociology 3 units
SOCI 020 Sociology of Race and Ethnicity 3 units
CHST 063 Child, Family, and Community 3 units
SOCI 040 Marriage and Family Sociology 3 units
PSYC 012 Human Growth and Development 3 units
BIOL 010
Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Biology Lab
3 units
1 unit
BIOL 011 Human Biology 4 units
BIOL 022 Genetics 4 units
BIOL 023 Introduction to Infectious Diseases 3 units
BIOL 024 Bio in the News 3 units
BIOL 045 Microbiology 5 units
BIOL 047 Human Anatomy 5 units
BIOL 048 Human Physiology 5 units

List A continued:  Select maximum of 2 courses listed below this line (3-6 units) to meet area requirements. 

Course Name Course Title Units
CHST 001 Principles & Practices of Teaching Young Children 3 units
CHST 005 Diversity - Childhood & Culture 3 units
CHST 035 Practicum in Early Childhood Education 3 units
CHST 053 Contemporary Education in a Changing Society 3 units
CHST 066 Child Safety, Health and Nutrition 3 units
CHST 070 Infant-Toddler Development & Care 3 units
CHST 080 Introduction to Curriculum 3 units
CHST 087 Observation and Assessment 3 units
COMM 001 Public Speaking 3 units
COMM 004 Small Group Discussion 3 units
HIST 017A United States History 3 units
HIST 017B/H United States History or Honors 3 units
HSCI 008 Contemporary Health 3 units
MATH 014 Math for Elementary School Teachers (Number Systems) 3 units
NUTR 015 Human Nutrition 3 units
POLI 001/H American Government or Honors 3 units

Total Major Units: 19-25 units

CSU GE Breadth or IGETC for CSU Requirements: 39 or 37 units

Elective Units as needed to total 60 CSU transferable units 

The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) is intended for students who plan to transfer and complete a bachelor's degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Students completing this transfer degree:

  • will earn an Associate’s Degree from West Valley College
  • are guaranteed admission to a campus in the CSU system
  • will be prepared to start upper division coursework at the CSU
  • will not need to complete more than 60 units after transfer

CSUs with Similar Majors

A complete and up-to-date listing of the similar CSU majors can be found by visiting

For more information, please speak with a counselor from Counseling or Transfer.

Important Notes

  • Completion of 60 CSU-transferable semester units with an overall GPA of at least 2.0
  • While a minimum of 2.0 GPA is required for CSU admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  • Completing courses prior to transfer that satisfy the U.S. History, Constitution and American Ideals requirement as part to the CSU GE-B or IGETC is highly recommended.

Learn more about Associate Degree for Transfer at West Valley College.

Last Updated 10/13/20