Youth Work & Out of School Time

Program Overview

The Youth Work & Out of School Time concentration is for students who wish to work primarily with school-age children, adolescents and transitional age youth in out of school time programs and social service agencies. Such programs include afterschool programs, juvenile justice, recreation, residential treatment, social services, mental health and public health.

Future career possibilities include:

  • Youth Program Leader
  • Youth Program Staff Care
  • Juvenile Probation Officer
  • Residential Treatment
  • Counselor, Teacher, Director
  • Youth Advocate
  • Mentoring Program Director

Admissions


Current SF State Students:

The Department of Child & Adolescent Development invites current students to submit a change of major request online by completing the following steps:

1. Go to SF State’s home page and select the Login link to log into SF State Gateway/MySFSU.

2. Log in with your SF State ID or E-mail and SF State Password.

3. Your SF State Gateway home page displays. Click the Schedule / Classes link under the Student section and click to Student Center.

4. The SF State Student Center displays. Under the other academics pull down section, select Change Major from the drop-down menu. Click the Go button.

5. The Change of Major/Minor page appears.

6. To proceed, click the Next button at page bottom.

7. A new page displays your current major and click on the change of major button.

8. Requested College - Click 38 CHSS.

9. Requested Major – Click Youth Work & Out of School Time.

10. Click Submit Button.

11. The Department will then review your request. If we find that you have more than 96 units completed, we may request that you meet with an advisor to ensure switching your major is in your best interest. Additionally, if you are a lower division student and you have less than a 2.0GPA, we may request that you reapply after bringing up your GPA to at least a 2.0.

12. A welcome letter will be sent to your SF State email account & your request will be confirmed.

For more detailed step by step directions on how to submit a change of major request online, please view our CAD Change of Major Process Document.

We highly recommend that students declare CAD as their major before starting their junior year (before completing 60 units).

Transfer Students:

  1. Please visit the Undergraduate Admissions website for current and detailed information on how to apply to SF State and to view important dates and deadlines.
  2. When applying to SF State, please select Child & Adolescent Development as your primary major. Also, please be sure to indicate which concentration of CAD you would like to pursue.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. If I am a PRE-CAD major (pre-Fall 2019), do I need to declare CAD as my major? 
    Yes. Students that entered SF State their freshman year Spring 2019 or earlier as PRE-CAD majors will need to declare CAD as their major. Please follow the steps listed above on how to change your major to CAD.
     
  2. What are the requirements for SF State admissions?
    Please visit SF State’s Undergraduate Admissions website for details on eligibility.
     
  3. Whom can I talk to about applying to SF State?
    Please contact Student Outreach Services.
     
  4. I am a current SF State student interested in the major and want to talk to an advisor, whom should I see?
    We highly recommend meeting with an advisor from the Student Resource Center. Due to the number of students in the major, CAD faculty advisors are only available to students accepted into the major.
     
  5. What is the maximum number of units I can transfer to SF State?
    You may transfer no more than 70-semester units to a CSU campus from an institution which does not offer bachelor's degrees or their equivalents, e.g., community colleges. Given the university's 30-unit residency requirement, you may transfer no more than 90 total units into the university from all sources.
     
  6. How can I double check to see which of my community college General Education (G.E.) courses will transfer to SF State?
    General education requirements are the same for all CSU campuses, so California community college articulations of general education courses (about one third of degree requirements) are handled centrally and may be accessed at ASSIST.

Requirements

Please visit the appropriate SF State Bulletin Year for the degree requirements of the Bachelor of Arts in Child & Adolescent Development: Concentration in Youth Work & Out of School Time.

Students following the 2020-2021 Bulletin can use this link: Youth Work & Out of School Time Degree Requirements.

Students following earlier “Bulletin” requirements can access the appropriate year using this link: Previous Bulletins.

Courses

Students can view the CAD Major Planning Worksheets for their specific CAD concentration and bulletin year. This document is a tool designed to support students with planning what courses to take and their progress to meet major requirements.

Please visit the appropriate SF State Bulletin Year for the suggested course roadmaps of the Bachelor of Arts in Child & Adolescent Development: Concentration in Youth Work & Out of School Time.

Students following the 2020-2021 Bulletin can use this link: Youth Work & Out of School Time Roadmaps.

Students following earlier “Bulletin” requirements can access the appropriate year using this link: Previous Bulletins.