Family and Child Science - Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

This major stresses the interrelationship of individuals across the life span and the impact of social and economic factors on the family system. Graduates are prepared for professional work with social and community agencies and other programs serving families. This degree program has been deemed a CFLE-approved academic program by the National Council on Family Relations’ Certified Family Life Educator program so that you can apply through the abbreviated application process to become a CFLE upon graduation. You must work closely with an advisor. You must achieve a grade of C- or higher in your required core and minor courses, and must retake required courses with a grade lower than C-. You must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher before enrolling in

FCS 424Field Experience: Issues and Ethics4
FCSC 400Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSE 348Teaching in Informal Family and Consumer Sciences Settings3

General Education Requirements

A list of specific general education requirements is available in the department. Please check with your advisor.

Departmental Requirements
CAST 301VIntroduction to Child Advocacy3
CAST 302Professional and Systems Responses to Child Maltreatment3
CAST 303Prevention, Trauma Informed Treatment and Advocacy3
FCS 181Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships3
FCS 210Infancy and Early Childhood in the Family3
FCS 211Middle Childhood Development in the Family3
FCS 212Adolescent Development and the Family3
FCS 213Adult Development and Aging3
FCS 301Personal and Family Finance3
FCS 302Consumer Practices and Problems for Families3
FCS 380Family Dynamics3
FCS 383Parenting and Child Guidance3
FCS 424Field Experience: Issues and Ethics4
FCS 449VFamily Ethnicities and Subcultures3
FCSC 400Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSE 345Management Concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching3
or FCSE 348 Teaching in Informal Family and Consumer Sciences Settings
HNDS 251Human Nutrition3
or PHLS 150G Personal Health and Wellness
Minor Courses
Select 9-18 credits with the approval of an FCS advisor from a minor related to the FCS field such as CAST, C EP, ECED, GERO, PHLS, PSY, SOC, S WK and W S.9-18
Electives
Select electives with approval of an FCS advisor sufficient to bring total to at least 120 credits. 150
Total Credits111-120
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At least 48 credits must be courses labeled 300 or above.