College of Behavioral & Social Sciences

BA in Child Development

Program Highlights

Child Development is an interdisciplinary major and minor preparing students for careers focused on children from birth through emerging adulthood, their families, and the agencies that serve them. Its interdisciplinary curriculum and transfer-student options have made Child Development a great choice for students interested in working with children and families across a wide range of careers.

Child Development Excellence Data

  • Increasing enrollment over time
    Five Year CHLD Enrollment Summary20112012201320142015
    Total Number of Undergraduate Students201204241264252
    Total Number of Male Students1011101011
    Number of White Non-Latino Students120102123125126
    Number of Hispanic-Latino Students3555688291
    Number of Asian American Students1219211916
    Number of Minority Students Not Hispanic or Asian1110132525
    Number of Unknown Ethnicity Students2318161314
    Number of Undergraduate Students Enrolled Full Time182189230238234
    Number of Undergraduate Students Enrolled Part Time1915112618
    Average Semester Units Attempted by Undergraduate Students14.0213.8414.0913.9114.21
    Average Chico Cumulative GPA for Undergraduate Students2.783.002.902.912.89
  • Tutoring availability leads to student success

    Writing Proficiency Course Passage Rates with the Incorporation of Tutoring Services

    Spring 201486%
    Fall 201486%
    Spring 201584%
    Fall 201595%
    Spring 201698%
  • Serving an increasingly diverse group of students

    A bar graph representing the diverse student body of Child Development majors

  • High levels of student satisfaction

    A line graph displaying the high satisfaction rates of Child Development majors at Chico State

Internship Placement Opportunities

  • Adoption
  • Adolescents Direct Services
  • Adolescents Program Admin
  • At-Risk Youth
  • Autism/Special Needs
  • Behavior Management
  • Child Life
  • Child Ministry
  • College Student Support
  • College Teaching
  • Counseling-Family
  • ECE Direct Services
  • ECE Program Admin
  • Family Child Care
  • Family-Focused Support
  • Family Program Admin
  • Foster Care
  • Head Start/Early/Migrant
  • Home Visiting
  • Incomplete/Unknown Program
  • Infant/Toddler Direct Services
  • Infant/Toddler Program Admin
  • International Work
  • Medical/Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Parent Co-op
  • Parent Education
  • Peace Corp
  • Public Health
  • Research Focus
  • School Age Direct Services
  • School Age Program Admin
  • School Psychology
  • Social Work
  • Speech Pathology
  • Sports Focus
  • Teaching Credential
  • Transitional Living

Students and alumni are pursuing multifaceted careers

Faculty have impressive research agendas that benefit student learning

Faculty are highly accomplished teachers who engage with students