2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Academic Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences Major

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Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Students must complete 21 credits of core courses and 18 credits from one of the two tracks (Human Development and Family Studies or Family and Consumer Sciences Education). Consists of 39 credit hours distributed as follows:

Core Courses

(21 Credits)

FCS-110 Introduction to Family & Consumer Sciences Professions

FCS-319 Families and Individuals in Societal Contexts

FCS-345 Child Development

FCS-346 Adolescent Development

FCS-408X Parent and Child Relations

FCS-430 Family Resource Management

FCS-471 Senior Seminar

Track 1-Human Development and Family Studies

(18 Credits)

ES-215 Research Methods

FCS-312X Adult Development and Aging

FCS-347 Family Law and Public Policy

FCS-440 Family Life Education Methodology

SOC-333 Racial and Ethnic Studies


SOC-232 Campus Identities


COMM-334 Intercultural Communication

One additional FCS course based on career goals

Track 2-Family and Consumer Sciences Education

(18 Credits)

FCS-240 Foundations of Human Nutrition

FCS-307 Food Science & Safety

FCS-321 Fundamentals of Housing

FCS-340 Fashion, Apparel and Textiles

FCS-420 Occupation Program Management

FCS-425 Family Economics

For students wishing to pursue Teacher Education endorsement, admission to the Teacher Education Program (TEP) is required. The following TEP requirements apply:

Secondary (6-12) Education Licensure

Education course requirements for teacher candidates must be completed (EDUC 140, 200, 215, 334, 372E, 380X, 412, 452 and 470 in 6-12 classroom).

Must complete Praxis II in Family and Consumer Sciences content area