Admission to ChAD Major Programs

There are two ChAD undergraduate major programs: (1) BA Child and Adolescent Development and (2) BA Child and Adolescent Development with a Preparation for Teaching

    • Current Students will need to complete the following 4 courses with a grade of C or better in each, then submit the Change of Major request.
      • Prerequisite Courses (Visit the SJSU Articulate Webpage for equivalent courses.):
        • ChAD 60 - Child Development
        • ChAD 70 - Lifespan Development in the 21st Century
        • PSYC 01 - Introduction to Psychology
        • STAT 95 or SOCI/SOCS 15 - Statistics
      • For students who have less than 90 units, please submit the online Change of Major form. This is routed to our department advisors who will review and process the request. Students who submit this request will receive an email confirmation within 2-5 business days regarding the status on the request.
      • For student who have more than 90 units, please submit a Change of Major/Minor Form and submit the completed form with all required documents attached to Sweeney Hall 201. 
    • Prospective SJSU Freshman Students and Transfer Students will need to apply to the university and select their intended major for admission into a ChAD program. The department doesn't have additional admission requirements. The above mentioned prerequisite courses are recommended, but not a requirement to declare your major via this process. Click the appropriate link below for more information.
    • Former Students returning to SJSU will need to complete the appropriate petition paperwork and submit it for department review/approval for admission (drop off to Sweeney Hall 201). A GPA of 2.0 and the 4 prerequisite courses listed above with a grade of C or better in each is required.
      • I am a former student returning after being disqualified
        • Petition for Reinstatement is a process that allows a student who has been disqualified at SJSU to become eligible for Readmission at SJSU.
        • Re-Admission Petition applies only to former SJSU students who were previously enrolled as fully admitted and matriculated students. Completion of this petition MAY result in a higher admission priority to a desired major degree program.
      • I am a former student returning after leaving on good academic status
        • Re-Admission Petition applies only to former SJSU students who were previously enrolled as fully admitted and matriculated students. Completion of this petition MAY result in a higher admission priority to a desired major degree program.