Bachelor of Arts – Comprehensive Major in Family and Consumer Sciences

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A student must complete the Essential Studies requirements, the following core requirements, and one of the options listed below. Consultation with an advisor is recommended to help plan the sequencing of classes.

Note: Students interested in entering graduate programs or seeking certification in a specialized area should consult an advisor to determine additional courses necessary to meet the pre-requisites required for entry into graduate programs. (i.e. Registered Dietician).

FCS Core Requirements

Essential Studies
FCS Core Requirements
FCS 122PERSPECTIVES IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES2
FCS 139HUMAN DEVELOPMENT3
FCS 247NUTRITION3
FCS 314FUTURE FOCUS1
FCS 320AGING AND DEATH3
FCS 331RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3
FCS 422PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT 13
FCS 435CONSUMER SCIENCE3
Select one of the following options:60
Total Credits81
1

FCS 422 PROFESSIONAL CAREER DEVELOPMENT also serves as a Capstone course for Essential Studies

Child and Family Studies Option

FCS Core Requirements21
Select one of the following:3
FOOD SCIENCE
and FOOD SCIENCE LAB
FOOD & MEALS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
and FOODS & MEALS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN LAB
FCS 337GUIDANCE TECHNIQUES IN HUMAN RELATIONS3
FCS 338PRENATAL AND INFANT PRACTICUM3
FCS 239PARTNERS IN EDUCATION3
Select one of the following focus areas:24
Total Credits57

Focus Areas for Child and Family Studies Option

A student must choose one of the following two focus areas listed below:

Child Studies Focus
Essential Studies
FCS Core Requirements21
Major Requirements for Child & Family Option12
CA 420RELATIONAL AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION3
EDUC 231PLAY/ART/MUS FOR EARLY CHILDHO3
EDUC 232SCIENCE, MATH, AND SOCIAL SCIENCE FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
EDUC 233LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE ARTS PROGRAM FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD3
FCS 321ACURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION2
FCS 423PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND MANAGEMENT3
FCS 448
448L
EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM
and EARLY CHILDHOOD PRACTICUM LABORATORY
4
SPED 230INTRODUCTION TO THE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNER3
Electives24
Total Credits81
Family Studies Focus
Essential Studies
FCS Core Requirements21
Major Requirements for Child & Family Option12
CA 420RELATIONAL AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION3
FCS 390INTERNSHIP IN FCS3
FCS 437FAMILY STRENGTHS3
FCS 457NUTRITION FOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS3
CA 440GENDERED COMMUNICATION3
CTE 431INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS IN CTE3
FCS 233FAMILIES IN SOCIETY3
LS 236FAMILY LAW3
Electives 224
Total Credits81
2

Recommended elective options: HPER 332 SAFETY AND FIRST AID, HPER 429 MOTOR MOVEMENT, SPED 331 BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION AND MANAGEMENT, SPED 334 DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION FOR DIVERSE CLASSROOMS, PSYC 231 EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY.

Design & Merchandising Option

Essential Studies
Core Requirements21
FCS 135
135L
ALTERATION AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES
and ALTERATIONS AND CONSTRUCTION LAB
3
FCS 224HOUSING AND INTERIOR DESIGN3
FCS 340LCURRENT TRENDS IN DESIGN3
FCS 341
341L
TEXTILES
and TEXTILES LABORATORY
4
BA 337BUSINESS LAW3
BIS 337E-COMMERCE3
FCS 390INTERNSHIP IN FCS3
Electives
Select four of the following:12
INTRO TO GRAPHIC DESIGN
CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
MIXED MEDIA
ART HISTORY I
ART HISTORY II
TWENTIETH CENTURY ART
LEGAL ASPECTS OF BUS OWNERSHIP
PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
SALES TECHNIQUES
BUYER BEHAVIOR
ENTRE-IMAGINATION & OPPORTUNIT
ENTREPRENEURSHIP - BUSINESS START-UP
ENTREPRENEURSHIP-PROMOTIONS & ADVERTISING
MANAGEMENT AND CARE OF COLLECTIONS
Elective Total26
Total Credits81

Health and Human Services Option

Essential Studies
FCS Core Requirements21
FCS 234INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES3
FCS 390INTERNSHIP IN FCS3
FCS 420LOSS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN3
FCS 434ISSUES IN HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES3
CTE 431INTRODUCTION TO SPECIAL NEEDS PROGRAMS IN CTE3
LS 235ADMINISTRATIVE LAW3
or LS 236 FAMILY LAW
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
or PSYC 242 MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH DESIGNS
Elective Total27-28
Select one of the following focus areas:11-12
Total Credits80-82

Focus Areas for Health and Human Services Option

A student must choose one of the following two focus areas listed below:

Health Services Focus
FCS 427WORKSITE WELLNESS3
FCS 436GLOBAL FOOD SYSTEMS3
FCS 467EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH3
CA 353HEALTH COMMUNICATION3
Total Credits12
Gerontology Focus
FCS 437FAMILY STRENGTHS3
SW 332SERVICES TO ELDERLY AND DIFFERENTLY ABLED2
LS 431INTRO TO ESTATES & TRUSTS3
CA 420RELATIONAL AND FAMILY COMMUNICATION3
Total Credits11

Note: Students pursuing this option MUST take FCS 233 FAMILIES IN SOCIETY as their Essential Studies SLO #10 requirement and CA 330 CONFLICT RESOLUTION AND MEDIATION as their Essential Studies SLO #3 requirement.

Nutrition and Wellness Option

Essential Studies
FCS Core Requirements21
CA 353HEALTH COMMUNICATION3
Select one of the following:3
FOOD SCIENCE
and FOOD SCIENCE LAB
FOOD & MEALS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
and FOODS & MEALS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN LAB
FCS 390INTERNSHIP IN FCS3
FCS 417LIFESPAN WELLNESS3
FCS 427WORKSITE WELLNESS3
FCS 447NUTRITION FOR SPORT & WELLNESS3
FCS 457NUTRITION FOR COMMUNITY WELLNESS3
FCS 467EPIDEMIOLOGY AND GLOBAL HEALTH3
HPER 336FITNESS EVAL & EXERCISE PRESCR3
MATH 232APPLIED STATISTICS3
or PSYC 242 MEASUREMENT AND RESEARCH DESIGNS
Elective Total30
Total Credits81

Note: Students interested in entering graduate programs in Dietetics, Public Health, Exercise Science or other medical careers should consult an advisor to determine additional courses necessary to meet the pre-requisites required for entry into graduate programs. (i.e. Registered Dietician).