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 356–Counseling Sexuality -3 cr.
FNES 376 - Fieldwork in the Community – 1 cr. (45 hours) + 2 cr. (90 hours fieldwork)