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Minor in Child Development and Family Studies

The Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) minor offers the opportunity to take a concentration of courses focusing on children and families. By providing students with an aggregate of CDFS courses students will be better prepared careers relating to children and families in an array of settings.

Requirements

Students seeking a minor in CDFS must meet all prerequisite course requirements. In addition, students must maintain a "C" or better in all courses required for the minor. The minor requires 21 total units.

The minor in Child Development and Family Studies is not available to Child Development and Family Studies majors.

Take 9 units of core courses from the following courses:

  • CDFS 111 Preschool Child (3)
    Prerequisites: None.
  • CDFS 312 Family and Personal Development (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; PSY 100 or SOC 100 or ANTH 120; upper division standing; or consent of instructor.
  • CDFS 319 Family Stress and Coping (3)
    Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements; ANTH 120 or PSY 100 or SOC 100 or consent of instructor; students must have scored 11 or higher on the GWAR Placement Examination or completed the necessary portfolio course that is a prerequisite for a GWAR Writing Intensive Capstone.

Take 12 units selected from the following courses:

  • CDFS 211, CDFS 214, CDFS 215, CDFS 311, CDFS 314, CDFS 409, CDFS 410, CDFS 411, CDFS 412, CDFS 413, CDFS 414, CDFS 415, CDFS 418.

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