Program Requirements

 

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Sciences requires the completion of 120-credits, including general college curriculum and courses specific to the program and specialization of human development and family studies. Because each Human Development and Family scientist is a trained professional who shares certain common understandings with all others in this profession, all students majoring in the Human Development and Family Studies programs take 17-credits of common core of basic courses. In addition, students must complete 36 credits required for the specialization in human development and family studies and receive a grade of C or better.

 

General College Requirements 67 credits

 

Humanities I - Literature / Literary Criticism min 6 cr.

Humanities II Art / Music / Theater min. 3 cr.

Humanities III Language / Culture min. 3 cr.

Physical & Biological Sciences (with laboratory component) min 7 cr.

Scientific Methodology and Quantitative Reasoning (e.g., Mathematics) min. 3 cr.

Social Sciences min. 3 cr.

Pre-Industrial / Non-Western Civilization min. 3 cr.

 

Program Requirement Core Courses 17 credits

 

FNES 106 - Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences-3 cr.

FNES 147 - Family Relations - 3 cr.                  

FNES 151 -The Family and Consumer Studies -3 cr.

FNES 380- Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences-1 cr.

Chemistry - 16.3 and 16.1 (L),   or 101.1 and 101.3 - 3 cr.

Biology - 11, 9 and 10 (L), or 22, or 106 - 3 cr.

 

Family and Consumer Studies Specialization Courses 36 credits

 

FNES 140 - Child Development and Parenting - 3 cr.

FNES 153 - Family Resource Management -3 cr.

FNES 163 - General Nutrition - 3 cr.

FNES 248 - Problems in Marriage and the Family- 3 cr.

FNES 249 - Child and Family Policies - 3 cr.,

FNES 250 - Research Methods in HDFS  - 3 cr.

FNES 347 - Families and Cross-Cultural Perspectives-3 cr.

FNES 348 - Families in Communities - 3 cr.

FNES 349 - Family Issues and Conflict Resolution - 3 cr.

FNES 350 -Practicum in Personal and Family Finances-3 cr.

FNES 356Counseling Sexuality -3 cr.

FNES 376 - Fieldwork in the Community 1 cr. (45 hours) + 2 cr. (90 hours fieldwork)