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

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This is a sample pathway for students who transfer to San Francisco State University in 2017–2018 with an AA-T in Child and Adolescent Development. Three units in the major (CAD 210) 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 260 Children, Families, and Community: An Ecological Perspective 3
CFS 321
Adolescents and Families
or Adolescent Psychology
Select One: 3
Growth through Art and Leisure  
Developmental Play Processes 1  
Urban Recreation and Parks 1  
Major Concentration: Youth and Context – See List 3-4
University Elective 3
Second Semester
CAD 410 Applied Child and Youth Development 2 3
CAD 430
CAD 431
Experiential and Activity Based Learning Seminar
and Experiential and Activity Based Learning Practice
CAD 450 Understanding and working with Diverse Families 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
U.S. and California Government 3
or University Elective if US/CA Government met before transfer
Third Semester
CAD 400 Community Youth Development 3
CAD 500GW Action Research Methods in Child and Adolescent Development - GWAR 2 3
CAD 540 Ethics and Principles in Serving Youth 3
CAD 625 Children, Youth, and Public Policy 3
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
Fourth Semester
CAD 630 Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship Seminar 1
CAD 631 Youth Work and Out of School Time Internship 3
RPT 400 Programming in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism 3
US History 3
or University Elective if US History met before transfer
Upper Division GE: UD-B, UD-C, or UD-D 3
or University elective if UD GE is already satisfied
University Elective 0-1
 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 (15 units): Includes GWAR.
  • Concentration (26-27 units): Includes Culminating Experience.
  • 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.

Major Concentration: Youth and Context

AFRS 678Urban Issues of Black Children and Youth3
C J 470/SOC 452Juvenile Justice4
C J 475Intervention Policies in Juvenile Justice3
C J/LTNS 485Latina/o Youth, Crime, and Justice3
RRS 480Youth Culture, Race and Resistance 13