Sample Four-Year Plan

Students who are interested in the Human Development major are encouraged to use the Freshman and Sophomore Years in this sample plan as a guide for completing the prerequisites in order to apply to the major by the beginning of the Junior Year. Students who have not completed the prerequisites the beginning of their Junior Year are strongly discouraged from taking courses that count toward the major until after they are admitted. Instead, students in their Junior Year should focus on completing course and GPA prerequisites. Once admitted to the major, students are encouraged to use the Junior and Senior Years in this plan to guide the completion of their major coursework. Students are always encouraged to seek academic advising from the Program Coordinator and/or Faculty Advisors early and often to ensure they stay on track to graduate in a timely fashion. Please check the HD Academic Advising page for advisor office hours.

Freshman Year: 30 Units
Fall Semester (15 Units)  Spring Semester (15 Units)
GE [A2] (4)1 GE [A3] (4)1
GE [B2] (3-4)1 ANTH 200 [D5] (3)1
GE [C1] (4)  GE [D4] (3-4)
University Elective (3-4) GE [C3] (4)
  University Elective (1)2

 

Sophomore Year: 30 Units
Fall Semester (15 Units) Spring Semester (15 Units)
GE [B1] (3-4) GE [B3] (3-4)
MATH 165 [B4] (4)1 GE [C2] (4)
GE [D2] (3) GE [D3] (3)
ANTH 203, PSY 250 or
SOCI 201 [D1] (3-4)1
University Elective (3-4)
University Elective (1-2)2 University Elective (1-2)2

 

Junior Year: 30 Units
Fall Semester (15 Units) Spring Semester (15 Units)
HD 320 (4) HD 321 (4)
HD CA/AL/GS/SCL Course (3-4)3 HD CA/AL/GS/SCL Course (3-4)3
HD Elective (3-4)3 ANTH/HD 318 [E] (3)
University or HD Elective (3-4) University or HD Elective (3-4)
University or HD Elective (1-2)2 University or HD Elective (1-2)2

 

Senior Year: 30 Units
Fall Semester (15 Units)

Spring Semester (15 Units)

HD CA/AL/GS/SCL Course (3-4)3 HD CA/AL/GS/SCL Course (3-4)3
HD 450 (4) HD 322 (4)
University or HD Elective (3-4) HD 490 (1)
University or HD Elective (3-4) University or HD Elective (3-4)
University or HD Elective (1-3)2 University or HD Elective (3-4)2

 

Total Semester Units: 120

Notes:

*Letters/numbers in brackets [] indicate GE area.

*Numbers in parentheses () indicate number of units.

*‘HD CA/AL/GS/SCL Course’ refers to courses that make up the Topical Area Requirements for the major: CA=Childhood and Adolescence; AL=Adulthood and Lifespan; GS=Gender and Sexuality; SCL=Society, Culture and Language. Please see the HD Degree Program Requirements for the list of courses that meet these requirements.

  1. Prerequisite course. Must be completed with a grade of C or better before the student wll be accepted into the HD major.
  2. As needed to reach 15 units.
  3. At least 2 courses must be upper division GE and one must be outside GE area E. Upper division GE courses must be taken after the student achieves Junior standing (60 units completed).