Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Consumer Affairs (Teacher Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences, Grades 6-12)

Minimum required: 120 semester credit hours

Admission Requirement

  1. All students pursuing teacher certification must apply and be accepted to the Office of Educator Preparation.

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 pursuing Teacher Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences is required to take from 6 to 12 semester hours in each of the following areas: nutrition and foods, family and child development, fashion merchandising, interior design, consumer science, and occupational family and consumer sciences.
  3. To satisfy graduation requirements for teacher certification, students must have at least a 2.75 Overall GPA. A GPA of at least 2.50 in all assigned courses in the professional sequence with no grade below a “C”.
  4. In addition to the major and degree requirements, students must also complete 12 hours of professional sequence courses through the College of Education. All coursework must be completed prior to FCS 4681.
  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 demonstrate competency in basic clothing construction techniques.
  8. Students participate in FCS 4681 student teaching for pre-professional experience.
  9. 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

FreshmanHours
FM 13323
CA 13413
FCD 13513
NUTR 13623
NUTR 11621
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
FCS 13103
Mathematics Component Code 0203
 29
SophomoreHours
CA 13473
FCD 13553
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0306
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
HIST 1320 (American History Component Code 060)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy & Culture Component Code 040)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 30
JuniorHours
FCD 23513
FM 23353
CA 33413
CI 33253
COMM 43103
NUTR 33623
ID 13103
ID 23213
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
CI 43323
 30
SeniorHours
POSI 23103
FCS 43433
FCS 43443
FCS 46816
NUTR 43673
NUTR 41671
AG 43113
AG 43433
CI 43703
RDG 33233
 31
Total Hours: 120