Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.F.C.S.) Major in Nutrition and Foods (Teacher Certification in Hospitality, Nutrition, and Food Sciences, Grades Eight through Twelve)

Minimum required: 125 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 is required to take specialized courses including biology and food systems, food science, nutritional assessment, physiology and nutrition, wellness and fitness, lifespan nutrition, food service management and hospitality.
  3. Students participate in FCS 4681 student teaching for pre-professional experience and an internship.
  4. In addition to the degree and major 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. 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”.
  6. Students must complete a minimum of 36 advanced hours (3000 or 4000 level courses).
  7. Nine semester credit hours must be writing intensive (WI).
  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.
  9. The Texas Education Agency (TEA) requires multiple background checks for progression through the Educator Preparation Program. Based on information recorded in your criminal history, you may be ineligible for issuance of a teaching certificate upon completion of the Educator Preparation Program. If you have a criminal history, you may obtain a Preliminary Criminal History Evaluation from TEA. For more information, go to:

Course Requirements

NUTR 13623
NUTR 11621
BIO 1330 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
BIO 11301
CHEM 1341 (Life and Physical Sciences Component Code 030)3
CHEM 11411
CHEM 13423
CHEM 11421
ENG 1310 (Communication Component Code 010)3
ENG 1320 (Communication Component Code 010)3
COMM 1310 (Component Area Option Code 090/091)3
US 11001
American History Component Code 0603
MATH 1315 or 1319 (Mathematics Component Code 020)3
POSI 2310 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
FCS 33033
NUTR 23603
NUTR 23613
NUTR 23623
NUTR 21621
BIO 24304
American History Component Code 0603
PSY 1300 or SOCI 1310 (Social and Behavioral Sciences Component Code 080)3
ENG Literature (Component Area Option Code 090/094)3
PHIL 1305 or 1320 (Language, Philosophy, and Culture Component Code 040)3
POSI 2320 (Government/Political Science Component Code 070)3
NUTR 33673
NUTR 41671
NUTR 43673
NUTR 3363 or 43653
NUTR 43503
CA 13413
CI 33253
CI 43323
ART 2313, DAN 2313, MU 2313, or TH 2313 (Creative Arts Component Code 050)3
COMM 43103
FCS 43443
FCS 46816
NUTR 43663
FCS 43433
FM 43383
AG 43433
CI 43703
RDG 33233
AG 43113
Total Hours: 125