Human Development & Family Science - Bachelor of Science in Science (Online)

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 children and families. This degree program has been deemed a CFLE-approved academic program by the National Council on Family Relations. After successfully completing the required coursework, students are considered proficient in the ten Family Life Education Content Areas and may apply for provisional certification. Provisional CFLEs may achieve full certification as soon as they document sufficient work experience in family life education. 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 FCST 424 Field Experience: Issues and Ethics; and FCSC 348 Teaching in Informal Family and Consumer Sciences Settings. Students are recommended to declare a minor related to the FCST field such as CAST, CEPY, ECED, PHLS, PSYC, SOCI, SOWK and GNDR in order to solidify the minor/elective requirements below and the suggested roadmap. 

General Education Requirements

Students must complete all University degree requirements, which include: General Education requirements, Viewing a Wider World requirements, and elective credits to total at least 120 credits with 48 credits in courses numbered 300 or above. Developmental coursework will not count towards the degree requirements and/or elective credits, but may be needed in order to take the necessary English and Mathematics coursework.

Prefix Title Credits
General Education
Area I: Communications10
English Composition - Level 1 1
English Composition - Level 2 1
Oral Communication 1
Area II: Mathematics 1, 23-4
Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences and Social/Behavioral Sciences10-11
Personal Health & Wellness3
Area III: Laboratory Sciences Course (4 credits) 1
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences Course or Social/Behavioral Sciences Course (4 or 3 credits) 1
Area V: Humanities 13
Area VI: Creative and Fine Arts 13
General Education Elective 13-4
Viewing A Wider World 36
Departmental/College Requirements
FCST 1130Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships3
FCST 2110Infancy Through Middle Childhood in the Family3
FCST 2135Adolescent Development and the Family3
FCST 2140Adult Development and Aging3
FCST 301Family Resource Management3
FCST 380Family Dynamics3
FCST 383Parenting and Child Guidance3
FCST 424Field Experience: Issues and Ethics (taken twice)3
FCST 449VFamily Ethnicities and Subcultures3
FCSC 400Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCSC 345Management Concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching3
or FCSC 348 Teaching in Informal Family and Consumer Sciences Settings
Second Language: (not required)
Electives, to bring the total credits to 120 446-49
Introduction to Child Advocacy (recommended)3
Professional and Systems Responses to Child Maltreatment (recommended)3
Prevention, Trauma Informed Treatment and Advocacy (recommended)3
Total Credits120
1

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

2

A Mathematics course is required for the degree but students may need to take any prerequisites needed to enter the course first.

3

See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses.

4

 Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework.  The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree.  However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

A Suggested Plan of Study for Students

This roadmap assumes student  placement in ENGL 1110G. The contents and order of this roadmap may vary depending on initial student placement in mathematics and english. It is only a suggested plan of study for students and is not intended as a contract. Course availability may vary from fall to spring semester and may be subject to modification or change.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
Choose one from the following: 4
Composition I
Composition I
Composition I
FCST 1130 Interpersonal Skills in Intimate Relationships (C- or better) 3
Two courses from declared Minor or Electives (C- or better) 1 6
Elective Course 2 2
 Credits15
Spring
Either an Area III/IV: Laboratory Sciences or Social Behavioral Sciences Course 3 3-4
Area V: Humanities Course 3 3
Choose one from the following: 3
Effective Leadership and Communication in Agriculture
Introduction to Communication
Public Speaking
Introduction to Communication Honors
Area II: Mathematics Course 3 3-4
Choose one from the following: 4 3
Infancy Through Middle Childhood in the Family (C- or better)
Adolescent Development and the Family (C- or better)
Adult Development and Aging (C- or better)
Family Ethnicities and Subcultures (C- or better)
 Credits15-17
Second Year
Fall
Choose one from the following: 3
Professional & Technical Communication
Writing in the Humanities and Social Science
General Education Elective Course 3 3-4
Area VI: Creative & Fine Arts Course 3 3
FCST 380 Family Dynamics (C- or better) 3
FCSC 348
Teaching in Informal Family and Consumer Sciences Settings 5
or Management Concepts in Family and Consumer Sciences Teaching
3
 Credits15-16
Spring
Area III: Laboratory Science Course 3 4
VWW - Viewing a Wider World Course 6 3
Choose two from the following: 4 6
Infancy Through Middle Childhood in the Family (C- or better)
Adolescent Development and the Family (C- or better)
Adult Development and Aging (C- or better)
Family Ethnicities and Subcultures (C- or better)
 Credits13
Third Year
Fall
FCST 383 Parenting and Child Guidance 3
FCST 301 Family Resource Management 3
VWW - Viewing a Wider World 6 3
Elective Course 2 3
Introduction to Child Advocacy (recommended)
Choose one from the following: 4 3
Infancy Through Middle Childhood in the Family (C- or better)
Adolescent Development and the Family (C- or better)
Adult Development and Aging (C- or better)
Family Ethnicities and Subcultures (C- or better)
 Credits15
Spring
Elective Course 2 3
Professional and Systems Responses to Child Maltreatment (recommended)
Three courses from declared Minor or Electives (C- or better) 1 9
Choose one from the following: 4 3
Infancy Through Middle Childhood in the Family (C- or better)
Adolescent Development and the Family (C- or better)
Family Ethnicities and Subcultures (C- or better)
 Credits15
Fourth Year
Fall
PHLS 1110G Personal Health & Wellness 3
Elective Course 2 3
Prevention, Trauma Informed Treatment and Advocacy (recommended)
FCSC 400 Research Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences ((2.5 GPA to enroll, and a C- or better)) 3
Elective Courses 2 9
 Credits18
Spring
FCST 424 Field Experience: Issues and Ethics ((2.5 GPA to enroll, and a C- or better)) 3
Two courses from declared Minor or Electives (C- or better) 1 6
Elective Course (minimum) 2 5
 Credits14
 Total Credits120-123
1

Minor courses are selected 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.

If a minor isn't declared, elective courses can be used.

2

Elective credit may vary based on prerequisites, dual credit, AP credit, double majors, and/or minor coursework.  The amount indicated in the requirements list is the amount needed to bring the total to 120 credits and may appear in variable form based on the degree.  However students may end up needing to complete more or less on a case-by-case basis and students should discuss elective requirements with their advisor.

3

See the General Education section of the catalog for a full list of courses

4

FCST 2110 Infancy Through Middle Childhood in the Family, FCST 2135 Adolescent Development and the Family, FCST 2140 Adult Development and Aging and FCST 449V Family Ethnicities and Subcultures must all be taken in order to fulfill degree requirements, however the order in which the courses are taken is up to the students.

5

A 2.5 GPA is required to enroll in either course and students must complete the course, that is selected, with a C- or better.

6

 See the Viewing a Wider World section of the catalog for a full list of courses