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Located in downtown San Diego, San Diego City College offers general education, lower-division transfer programs, and occupational and developmental education opportunities for thousands of local college students. Established in 1914, San Diego City College has more than 40 buildings on its campus, with new Arts and Humanities, Math and Science, and Engineering Technology buildings currently under construction. The College enrolled more than 15,000 students in fall 2018, with more than half of its student body working towards a bachelor’s degree.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all in-person components of this program have either been paused, rescheduled, or moved into a virtual format until further notice.

Please email citytran@sdccd.edu or call (619) 388-3400 ext. 3722 to learn how these changes affect your program. SDSU will continue to monitor the situation and follow the guidance of our local and federal health agencies.


SDSU Global Campus is proud to partner with San Diego City College to offer unique microsite degree completion programs.

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Bachelor of Science in Child Development

Applications Now Open!
Fall 2022: Oct. 1, 2021-June 3, 2022

How To Apply

 

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
$30,938-$33,932
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, coparenting, 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.

Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: mgrzeskowiak@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-0845
Advising Session: calendly.com/markgrz

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Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication

Applications Now Open!
Fall 2022: Oct. 1, 2021-June 3, 2022

How To Apply

 

The Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication Online Degree Completion Program is a communication program designed for the twenty-first century. You’ll learn how effective communication can promote civic engagement, help you effectively participate in today’s global workforce, and enhance your individual well-being and the strength of your relationships. The program also focuses on social problems, giving you the tools you need to engage the issues facing our local and global community in a constructive manner.

Estimated CostTotal Estimated Cost
$21,648-$24,600
Completion Time Completion Time
As short as 2 Years
Course Format Course Format
Online

Your online courses are developed and delivered by the expert faculty from SDSU’s School of Communication, many of whom are repeatedly recognized for their quality teaching with institutional, regional, and national teaching awards, as well as their research in communication-related topics.

Earning your B.A. in Communication means that you’ll gain:

  • An ability to comprehend, identify, and employ skills in debate, writing, verbal and nonverbal communication, listening, public presentations, teamwork and collaboration, conflict management, and professional interaction.
  • A thorough comprehension of the nature, function, scope, delineations, and history of the communication discipline.
  • An ability to identify, differentiate, analyze, and modify major communication theories, as well as formulate original theoretical creations.
  • An ability to comprehend and differentiate major research paradigms, and the ability to propose and conduct original communication research.
  • An ability to translate communication knowledge into applied contexts, policies, projects, interventions, or presentations.
  • An ability to apply multiple perspectives towards self-understanding, in relation to your own and others’ (co)cultures, group affiliations, and identities.
  • An ability to identify relevant evaluative criteria and apply them competently to self-reflection, ethical progress, and actual or envisioned communication situations and/or scenarios.

Upon graduation, you’ll receive the same valuable degree as SDSU’s on-campus students — a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication from San Diego State University.

Outcomes

Labor Analysis
B.A. in Communication and Media Studies — Nationwide

Job Postings
Job Postings
Last 12 months
203,942

Projected Growth
Projected Growth
Over 10 years
+14.38%

Salary Range
Salary Range
Average
$38,000-$81,000

 

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Admission Requirements

Below is a list of general admission requirements for the B.A. in Communication 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. These courses must be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC). These courses include:
    • 6 Units Selected from the Following Courses:
      • Communication 160, 201, 204, 245
        • These courses should be complete with a grade of C (2.0) or better and cannot be taken for credit/no credit (Cr/NC)
    • A minimum of 30 Units of General Education Courses
    • The Golden Four Requirement, which includes:
      • Oral Communication — complete a basic public speaking course or equivalent 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.
  • Complete the Mathematics Competency Requirement
    • Competency in mathematics will need to be satisfied by three semesters of college mathematics or a statistical sequence.
  • Passed the Writing Placement Assessment with a score of 10, or completed an approved upper division writing course with a grade of C (2.0) or better (to be completed in your first semester once admitted to the program)
  • Have an overall 2.75+ GPA

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Want to Learn More?

Our Admissions Advisor is available to answer any questions you may have.
Email: nwilliams@sdsu.edu
Phone: (619) 594-3946
Advising Session: calendly.com/niwilliams_sdsuglobalcampus

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Microsite Program Office Hours

Child Development

Mark Grzeskowiak
Admissions Advisor
http://calendly.com/markgrz

Communication

Nicole Williams
Admissions Advisor
calendly.com/niwilliams_
sdsuglobalcampus

 

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)
        • Communication (Online)

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

 

To successfully complete the program and earn your degree, you’ll need to complete all required units of coursework. You'll need to complete any remaining lower division CSU and General Education requirements externally before graduation at SDSU (with the exception of approved bridge courses that are offered internally at SDSU Global Campus). Once admitted, please refer to your degree evaluation to determine if there are any remaining degree requirements listed in the SDSU General Catalog for your major, as well as requirements outlined in your degree evaluation. If you have any questions, your Admissions Advisor is here to help.

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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