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

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. 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, Human Development and Family Sciences students may add a minor relevant to their career interests, such as Social Work or Psychology.
  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. 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
HDFS 13513
HDFS 13553
HDFS 23113
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
US 11001
HIST 1310 (American History Component Code 060)3
Mathematics Component Code 0203
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
 31
SophomoreHours
FCS 33033
HDFS 23513
HDFS 23533
HDFS 33943
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
Life & Physical Sciences Component Code 0303
Social & Behavioral Sciences Component Code 0803
 30
JuniorHours
HDFS 33593
School Elective from courses in CA, FCS, FM, HDFS, ID, NUTR3
HDFS Career Interest12
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
SOWK 43153
Electives (3 advanced hours)6
 30
SeniorHours
HDFS 43013
HDFS 4351 or 43583
HDFS 43553
HDFS 43563
FCS 43033
School Elective from courses in CA, FCS, FM, HDFS, ID, NUTR3
Electives (6 advanced hours)11
 29
Total Hours: 120

HDFS Career Interest Courses

HDFS 3344Introduction to Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health3
HDFS 3351Creative Experiences for Children3
HDFS 3358Practicum in Child Development3
HDFS 4302APlay and Child Development3
HDFS 4304Conducting Research with Latinx Adolescent Families3
HDFS 4305Conducting Research in Early Childhood3
HDFS 4352Administration of Programs for Children3
HDFS 4353Introduction to Child Life3
HDFS 4391Independent Study in Human Development and Family Sciences3
SOCI 3384The Sociology of Death and Dying3
SPED 2360Survey of Exceptionalities3