Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Family and Child Development (Teacher Certification in Human Development and Family Studies, Grades 8-12)

Minimum required: 121 semester hours

General Requirements

  1. In addition to general education core curriculum and departmental core requirements, the Family and Child Development major pursuing Teacher Certification in Human Development and Family Studies 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. Students participate in student teaching for pre-professional experience.
  5. No minor is required.
  6. 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.

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

 Course Requirements

FCD 13513
COMM 13103
ENG 13103
ENG 13203
US 11001
HIST 13103
MATH 1315 or 13193
Life and Physical Sciences3
PHIL 1305 or 13203
POSI 23103
FCD 23513
FCD 23533
FCD 23573
CA 13413
ENG Literature3
HIST 13203
POSI 23203
Life and Physical Sciences3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3
Select one of the following:3
CI 43323
FCD 33513
FCD 33533
FCD 33553
FCD 43913
CI 33253
CA 33413
FCS 43433
NUTR 33623
SOWK 43153
AG 43113
AG 43433
CI 43703
FCD 43513
FCD 43523
FCD 43553
CA 43013
FCS 43473
FCS 46816
RDG 33233
Total Hours: 121