Academic Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences Major

Print View

Degree Type Offered: B.S. Major

Students must complete 21 credits of core courses and 18-19 credits from one of the two tracks (Human Development and Family Studies or Family and Consumer Sciences Education). Consists of 39-40 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

(19 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