University of La Verne

Child Development (B.S.)

General Education 

Following the CSU General Education pattern is recommended:

Area A1:

Speech 101 or 102


English 101


English 103

Area B1:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern


As specified on CSU GE Pattern


Make sure one of your courses taken for B1 or B2 includes a lab


As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area C1:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern


As specified on CSU GE Pattern


As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area D-1:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Area D-2:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern (do not need to satisfy the History & Amer. Ideals requirement)

Area D-3:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern (do not need to satisfy the History & Amer. Ideals requirement)

Area E:

As specified on CSU GE Pattern

Special Notes: University of La Verne will accept the IGETC pattern also, so if considering transferring to a UC as well, follow the IGETC pattern instead of the CSU General Education pattern. If considering transferring to a CSU, you must satisfy the U.S. History & American Ideals requirement. You may also choose to follow University of La Verne's institutional general education/breadth pattern in lieu of CSU GE or IGETC. See a University of La Verne academic advisor for information on this pattern.

Related Web site: To view the AHC GE or IGETC patterns visit or you may view a list of AHC GE courses listed on our web site.

Major Coursework 

The following courses are required:

AHC Course


Number of Units

One of the following:

ECS 105

ECS 106

ECS 116


Observation and Assessment

Introduction to Early Childhood Curriculum

Teaching in a Diverse Society





ECS 111*

Supervision and Administration


One of the following:

ECS 118*

ECS 119*


Practicum: Preschool

Practicum: Infant/Toddler




Special Notes: You may use the above courses to satisfy the appropriate CSU GE areas, but see admission tips for unit needs information.  Courses that are marked with a single asterisk are not required for admission to the program, but serve as prerequisites for upper division courses.  They will need to be completed at the community college prior to transfer (preferred) or concurrently while in the La Verne program.

Related Web site: Visit the University of La Verne web site for more information on this major at

Additional Graduation Requirements

None may be satisfied at the community college.

Admission Tips

Completing a minimum of 28 transferrable semester units is required (32 is recommended) for admission.  Of those units, at least 15 semester units must be completed in child development courses including ECS 101 and one course selected from ECS 105 or 106 or 116 prior to admission. A cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required.  Students must also clear fingerprints from Community Care Licensing; must make satisfactory performance on La Verne writing assessment; and must make satisfactory performance on an interview with a La Verne faculty member.  Apply for financial aid between January 1 and March 2 prior to transfer if you can. Start researching scholarships early. It is a good idea to see a University of La Verne academic advisor once you have completed 50 to 60 units, if not before then. If you are following the CSU GE or IGETC pattern, make sure you are fully CSU GE or IGETC certified prior to enrolling at the University of La Verne.

Related Web site: For information on financial aid and scholarships visit and Visit the University of La Verne web site for more information on admission requirements at

Allan Hancock College counselors are committed to providing students with quality transfer planning information. This pathway has been developed using a variety of resources provided by the four-year university. It is not an admission guarantee, but a recommendation intended to provide students with clear information about courses that they will need to take in order to successfully transfer. Every effort has been made to make this pathway as accurate as possible; however, it is ultimately the student's responsibility to stay aware of changes that may affect his or her transfer. Because of the dynamic nature of articulation information and admission policies, information provided within this pathway is subject to change.



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