Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Consumer Affairs (Family and Consumer Sciences Concentration)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

General Requirements

  1. The general education core curriculum courses are listed in the degree plan below along with the statewide component code number. See the General Education Core Curriculum section of this catalog for the Texas State requirements and options in the core curriculum, including Honors courses.

  2. In addition to general education core curriculum and degree requirements, this major is required to take courses in all areas of family and consumer sciences.
  3. Students participate in an internship in a related area.
  4. At least three hours of the electives must be advanced.
  5. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  6. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  7. Students must select a minor from the approved list of Undergraduate Minors.
  8. If two years of the same modern language are taken in high school, then no additional language hours will be required for the degree. In the absence of modern language taken in high school, then two semesters of the same modern language (1410 and 1420) must be taken at the college level, and the requirement will be added to the student's degree audit.

Course Requirements

First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
US 11001Communication Component Code 0103 
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010 [TCCN ENGL 1301])3Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303 
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2306])3ID 13103 
Mathematics Component Code 0203POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070 [TCCN GOVT 2305])3 
Choose 1 of the following:3Creative Arts Component Code 050 [HUMA 1315]3 
CA 13473  
 16 15 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHours 
FM 1332 or 23353Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 0403 
HDFS 13513HDFS 23513 
American History Component Code 0603American History Component Code 0603 
Component Area Option Codes 0903NUTR 13623 
Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 0303NUTR 11621 
 15 13 
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
CA 33513CA 33523CA 23413
Minor3NUTR 33623Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
ID 2321 or FM 33363Minor6 
HDFS 13553  
 12 12 6
First SemesterHoursSecond SemesterHoursSummerHours
Choose 1 of the following:3Minor (Advanced)3CA 43013
 Advanced Electives4Component Area Option Codes 0903
 HDFS 43583 
 Choose 1 of the following:3 
Minor (Advanced)6  
FCS 33033  
 12 13 6
Total Hours: 120

MATH 1316 is not accepted as a prerequisite for courses in some minors.