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Grossmont College is a public community college located in El Cajon, California. Established in 1961, the college offers more than 150 associate degrees and professional certificates to nearly 20,000 students located throughout eastern San Diego County. Grossmont College is a proud member of the Grossmont-Cuyamaca Community College District and works to provide workforce training, career development, and transferable college-level coursework in a variety of disciplines, including criminal justice, nursing, child development, natural sciences, and the humanities.

SDSU Global Campus is proud to partner with Grossmont College to offer unique microsite degree completion programs. Click below to view program details.

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Bachelor of Science in Child Development

Applications Now Open!
Spring 2023: June 1-Sept. 30, 2022

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The Bachelor of Science in Child Development Degree Completion Program can help you turn your passion for children and healthy childhood development into a rewarding career.

Led by renowned faculty and lecturers from SDSU’s Department of Child and Family Development, this program is designed to help you understand the physical cognitive, and social development of children in the context of families, communities, and culture.

If you’re passionate about building stronger communities through our children, this program is for you!

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$32,435
$499 Total Cost/Unit
Completion TimeCompletion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Hybrid

Please Note — This information is only applicable to the microsite version of this degree completion program.

Program Highlights

  • Curriculum that’s designed, developed, and delivered by SDSU’s Department of Child and Family Development
  • Virtual courses taught by tenure-track faculty and lecturers with a combination of academic expertise and real-world professional experience
  • Field placements with our community partners help you gain hands-on experience with children, families, and the professionals who serve them in a variety of settings
  • Many career paths are associated with this major, including early childhood education, early intervention, teaching, social work, counseling, work in nonprofit organizations, and healthcare
  • Professional development mentoring, including networking, internship placements that give students applied experience for their résumés, and a portfolio class that specifically focuses on professional development, networking.

The program examines how individuals develop throughout their lifespan, from birth through adolescence and into adulthood. You’ll learn about the different social and cultural contexts in which children develop, including schools, families, and communities. You’ll also learn about the role that special needs (e.g. developmental disorders), conflict, trauma, and family violence can play in development.

As a student in the program, you’ll focus a variety of topics, including:

  • Developmental perspectives
  • Early childhood education practice, including administration
  • The development (physical, psychological, emotional, social) of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged children, adolescents, and adults
  • Development within context, such as culture, socioeconomic status, etc.
  • Anti-bias and culturally sustaining teaching techniques
  • Family violence and child maltreatment
  • Building a developmentally-appropriate curriculum
  • Children with special needs
  • Advocacy and public policy
  • Parenting, co-parenting, parent-child, and peer relationships
  • Community engagement
  • Understanding and conducting research

Most courses in the program are 100% online. However, several courses (CFD 378A, 378B, 578, 590) contain on-site field experience components. You’ll also complete a 120-hour community-based learning experience over an eight-week period at the end of your program, where you’ll work with child and family service providers in the San Diego or Imperial Valley communities.

Please note that in order to complete the program, students living outside of San Diego County will need to travel to San Diego County or Imperial County to fulfill these in-person requirements once in-person education resumes.

Upon graduation, you’ll have earned the same degree as SDSU’s on-campus students: a Bachelor of Science in Child Development from San Diego State University.

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Outcomes

Labor Analysis
Early Childhood Education and Teaching — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
72,500

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+10.50%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$30,000-$51,000


Source: BLS & Burning Glass Technologies, 2020

Job Postings

Social Work

36,897

Human Services

25,582

Childcare Teachers and Directors

7,124

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Social Work

14.2%

Human Services

16.4%

Childcare Teachers and Directors

10.8%

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Child Development degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the end of the fall term prior to spring transfer and the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer, including:
    • 27-28 Lower Division Preparation Course Units:
      • Child and Family Development 135
      • Child and Family Development 270, 270L
      • Child and Family Development 272
      • Child and Family Development 275
      • Child and Family Development 278
      • Biology 100
      • Psychology 101
      • Sociology 101
      • Psychology 280 or Sociology 201, or a three unit elementary statistics course
        These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or writing course, or a course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units. Mathematics 150, 151, and 252 will satisfy this requirement
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.4+ college GPA
  • Background Clearance— you must successfully pass a background check in order to be placed in educational and community settings. Red flag issues which prevent placement may impede progression and successful completion of degree requirements.
  • Tuberculin Clearance— you must provide evidence of a negative tuberculosis test for community-based classes. Clearance statements may be secured from SDSU Health Services, private physicians or HMOs, or public health agencies.

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Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice

Applications Now Open!
Spring 2023: June 1-Sept. 30, 2022

How To Apply

 

SDSU's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice Online Degree Completion Program is designed to encourage thoughtful exploration of the ways that criminal justice systems provide justice, or fail to do so. *Textbooks not included.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$22,767-$31,965
$492-$511 Total Cost/Unit
Completion Time Min. Completion Time
15 Months
Course Format Course Format
Online

Please Note — This information is only applicable to the microsite version of this degree completion program.

Developed by SDSU’s School of Public Affairs, this online degree completion program focuses on criminal justice from a social justice perspective. You’ll examine a range of policy issues as diverse as genocide, institutionalized racism, organized crime, and environmental destruction, in addition to traditional criminal justice issues, which include:

  • Law in Society
  • Crime and Behavior
  • Law Enforcement and Corrections
  • Public Administration and Policy Development
  • Investigation and Reporting

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to enter law school or a graduate program in either criminal justice or a related field. If your goal is to enter the workforce, the program will prepare you for a variety of careers in the criminal justice field, including:

  • Law
  • Security
  • Business Intelligence
  • Probation and Parole
  • Corrections
  • Social Services
  • Law Enforcement and Public Safety
  • Public Administration and Government
  • Legal Investigation and Support

 

You’ll also have earned the same degree as SDSU’s on-campus students: a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (with the opportunity to apply for a Minor in Public Administration) from San Diego State University.

Labor Analysis
B.S. in Criminal Justice Graduate — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
627,632

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+6.71%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$40,000-$111,000

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.S. in Criminal Justice degree completion program.

We understand that every student's academic journey is unique, and we encourage you to contact an Admissions Advisor to find out what you'll need to successfully apply to the program.

  • Have a minimum of 60 transferable semester (or 90 quarter) units by the semester prior to transfer, which includes:
    • 12 Lower Division Prep Course Units:
      • POL S 102
      • SOC 101, 102
      • SOC 201, STAT 119, or STAT 250 (or comparable three-unit course in elementary statistics)
        These courses cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC)
    • Complete a minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • Complete the Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or other communication course with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Written Communication — complete a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
      • Critical Thinking — complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or writing course, or a course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing
      • Mathematics — complete a mathematics course above the level of intermediate algebra with a grade of "C-" or higher in at least 3 semester (or 4 quarter) units
  • Complete the American Institutions Requirement
    • The American Institutions requirement is designed to demonstrate that students have an understanding of American history, the United States Constitution, and California state and local government.
  • Satisfy the CSU mathematics and writing requirements
  • Have an overall 2.8+ college GPA

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How to Apply

If you are a current or former student from a participating community college and have completed the minimum unit requirement (60 semester/90 quarter), you can complete our interest form and we will be in touch with you about requirements and next steps to apply.

In order to apply, please follow these steps:

  1. Fill out form to the right (below on mobile), then
  2. Fill out the Cal State Apply application here
    1. Navigate to the "Apply" page
    2. Select a Term to Apply For
    3. Create your Account
    4. Complete your Profile
    5. Select the program you want to apply for
      1. Select the Campus (San Diego State),
      2. Start Term (for which you are applying for), and
      3. Source (Extended Education).
      4. When asked for a major, select the correct program, e.g.
        • Child Development (Hybrid)
        • Criminal Justice (Online)

*A $70 nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants at the time of application.

 

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We are grateful for our partners who share in our commitment to ensure that qualified students — especially local community college students — have both degree access and the support needed to be successful.

- Adela de la Torre, San Diego State University President