Help for Current Students (Undergraduates)

Preparation for the Major

All students must complete a series of “Preparation for the Major“ classes and earn at least a C in each class. Once this is done, students will move from the “pre-major” to the “major” and may begin taking upper division CFD classes. Please visit a CFD undergraduate advisor and they will complete the paperwork to expedite this process of moving from the “pre-major” to the “major.” If you took some of these classes at other institutions, you must bring copies of transcripts to your meeting with an advisor.

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See Help for CFD Graduate Students.

Specialization and Master Plan

About the time students move from the “pre-major” to the “major,” they must select one of 2 specializations (Child Development Specialization or Family Development Specialization). Students must also file a Master Plan. This is done in a meeting with a CFD undergraduate advisor. Information on the specializations and the master plan is noted in the SDSU General Catalog.

Helpful Resources

  • Student Success Workshop, Fall 2019. Please see attached flyer.  The next upcoming workshop will be October 15th. 
  • Writing Center: This resource is open to all undergraduate and graduate SDSU students. For more information, click here
  • SDSU General Catalog:  It is advised that students read the SDSU General Catalog and become familiar with the Child and Family Development section. Most questions that students have are addressed in the catalog.
  • WebPortal/ Degree Audit Report: We also encourage students to check their WebPortal frequently. The Degree Audit Report is available through WebPortal and shows the classes students have taken, the classes students must take, etc. For the first semester that students attend SDSU, the Degree Audit Report is available only at the SDSU Undergraduate Advising Center and not through WebPortal. If you meet with a CFD undergraduate advisor during your first semester at SDSU, please bring a copy of your Degree Audit to your meeting.
  • Reflective Learning Portfolio: Learn about the Reflective Learning Portfolio, a requirement for CFD students entering upper division courses.