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

Minimum required: 120 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. In addition to general education core curriculum and Family and Consumer Sciences core requirements, the Family and Child Development major is required to take specialized courses including infant and toddler development, child development, family life education, creative activities for children, and administration of programs for young children.
  2. As a condition for participation in a child development class that requires either observation or participation at the campus Child Development Center, students must undergo a criminal background check and provide verification of an annual TB test.
  3. As a condition for placement in an internship site, students must complete a criminal background check and meet any additional requirements set by the internship site.
  4. No minor is required; however, Family and Child Development majors may add a minor relevant to their career interests, such as, Social Work, Psychology, or Early Childhood Intervention.
  5. 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

FCD 13513
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
US 11001
HIST 13103
Select one of the following:3
Life and Physical Sciences3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
POSI 23103
FCD 23513
FCD 23533
Department elective3
ENG Literature3
HIST 13203
POSI 23203
Life and Physical Sciences3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
FCD 3351 or 33533
FCD 33553
FCD 33943
NUTR 33623
Select one of the following:3
Department Elective3
Select one of the following:3
SOWK 4315 or SPED 23603
FCD 33593
FCD 43013
FCD 43513
FCD 43553
FCD 4352 or 43563
FCS 43033
Select one of the following:3
FCS 43473
Total Hours: 120

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