BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Family and Consumer Sciences Education

To receive a bachelor’s degree in family and consumers sciences education, it will take four years to complete the entire degree.

This model degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that a student may bring with him or her upon admission to the University.

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

The family and consumer sciences education program can be achieved in four years (a total of eight semesters) following the plan below:

First Semester (Fall)

First semester courses Credit hours
GEP 101 or UHC 1102
ENG 110 Writing I3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking3
MTH 130 or Higher3
FCS 120 Family Health2
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development3
Total hours16

Second Semester (Spring)

Second semester courses Credit hours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship3
CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches3
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families3
BIO 102 Principles of Biological Science4
CIS 101 Computers for Learning2
Total hours17

Third Semester (Fall)

Third semester courses Credit hours
HST 121 or HST 1223
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology3
HID 140 Fundamentals of Design and Interiors3
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen3
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory1
Culture and Society: Humanities Perspective3
Total hours17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

Fourth semester courses Credit hours
BMS 130 Essentials of Nutrition3
SOC 150 Introduction to Society3
HRA 218 Safety and Sanitation3
Writing II3
EDC 150 Introduction to Teaching0
Self-Understanding: Creativity and Vision Perspective3
Total hours16

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Fifth semester courses Credit hours
CFD 250 Parenting in Contemporary Society3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools3
FCS 472 Resource Management Theory and Practicum3
FCS 373 Family Economics3
HRA 321 Principles of Food Preparation3
Total hours16

Sixth Semester (Spring)

Sixth semester courses Credit hours
FCS 301 Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion3
FCS 335 Presentation Techniques2
EDT 365 Educational Applications of Technology and Media3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology3
CFD 361 Principles of Family Development3
Self-Understanding: Humanities Perspective3
Total hours17

Seventh Semester (Fall) *Before enrolling a student must be admitted into the teacher education program.

Seventh semester courses Credit hours
PSY 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom3
FCS 512 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences3
FCS 507 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences1
EDC 350 School and Society3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields2
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students2
Total hours14

Eighth Semester (Spring) *Before enrolling a student must be admitted into the teacher education program.

Eighth semester courses Credit hours
FCS 515 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs3
FCS 493 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences)6
FCS 494 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences)6
Total hours15

* Before a student can be admitted into the Professional Education program and proceed with these professional courses they must: have an overall and major GPA of 2.50 or higher; pass all portions of CBASE with 265 or more; have a grade of "C" or better in COM 115, EDC 150, and SEC 302; have an ACT score on file; have earned at least 45 credit hours; have a Highway Patrol background check; and have Portfolio Checkpoint 1 completed.