Students without a baccalaureate in Child Development or a closely related field must complete a 28-29 unit prerequisite program prior to taking courses on the Child Development Master's Degree Program.
The California State University, Los Angeles courses listed below meets the prerequisite requirements. A Child Development graduate advisor will, in consultation with the student, determine equivalency of courses from another University or major. It is the student's responsibility, however, to provide the adviser with descriptions of any courses which they consider as equivalent in meeting the prerequisite requirements. If you have any questions, contact a graduate advisor through the Department Office.
Course # *
CHDV 220** or
The Young Child
Middle Childhood and Adolescence
Parent-Child Development Over the Family Life Cycle
The Psychology of Cognitive Development
CHDV 492 or
Communication Behavior in Childhood
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* A course taken as a prerequisite may not be used on the Master of Arts Program.