The Family and Consumer Sciences concentration provides students with a focus on consumer and family well-being, growth and development of family members, and the relationship of households to their environment. The concentration is interdisciplinary, bringing together courses in human development, family studies, nutrition and foods, consumer sciences, personal finance, apparel and textiles, and design and merchandising.

It is highly recommended that students participate in internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative extension opportunities to enhance their experiences and development. Graduates who seek advanced degrees attain higher level professional positions.

The concentration includes All-University Core Curriculum courses, subject matter courses, and elective courses to enhance personal and professional development.

Effective Spring 2012

Freshman
AUCCCredits
Select one from the following: 3
Design Foundation-Apparel and Merchandising  
Introduction to the Visual Arts (GT-AH1)3B 
Select one group from the following: 4-5
Group A:
  
Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2)3A 
Chemistry in Context Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
Group B:
  
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
DM 120Textiles 3
FACS 179Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences 2
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition 3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3C3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
Mathematics1B3
Elective 2
 Total Credits 29-30
Sophomore
 
Select one from the following: 3-4
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2)3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Select one from the following: 3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications  
Personal Computing  
DM 272Consumers in the Marketplace 3
HES 145Health and Wellness 3
SOC 100General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Economics1 3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 30-32
Junior
 
FACS 320Finance-Personal and Family 3
FSHN 300Food Principles and Applications 3
FSHN 301Food Principles and Applications Laboratory 2
Select one course from the following: 3
Infant and Child Development in Context  
Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context  
Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging  
INTD 200Housing Values in America 3
SOWK 300Research in Applied Professions 3
Advanced Writing23
FSHN, FTEC, RRM Elective 3
Family and Consumer Sciences Electives2 3
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
FACS 479Colloquium-Family and Consumer Sciences4A,4C2
HDFS 302Marriage and Family Relationships 3
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle4B3
HDFS 402Couple and Family Studies 3
HDFS 403Families in the Legal Environment 3
Global and Cultural Awareness33E3
Family and Consumer Sciences Electives2 12
Support Career Objective-Electives4 2-3
 Total Credits 31-32
 Program Total Credits: 120-122
1

Select one course from the ECON subject code.

2

Select courses with subject codes AHS, AM, DM, FACS, FSHN, FTEC, HDFS, INTD, or RRM. Keep in mind the requirement of 42 upper-division credits when choosing these courses.

3

AM 250 is suggested but not required.

4

Select courses to enhance knowledge and skill in chosen career area.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Students are encouraged to complete a Family and Consumer Sciences internship.
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Design Foundation-Apparel and Merchandising    
Introduction to the Visual Arts (GT-AH1)  3B 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition   3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3) X3C3
MathematicsX 1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one group from the following:   4-5
Group A:
    
Chemistry in Context (GT-SC2)X 3A 
Chemistry in Context Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A 
Group B:
    
Fundamentals of Chemistry (GT-SC2)X 3A 
Fundamentals of Chemistry Laboratory (GT-SC1)X 3A 
DM 120Textiles X 3
FACS 179Introduction to Family and Consumer SciencesX  2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
Elective   2
CO 150, HDFS 101 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14-15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications    
Personal Computing    
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2)  3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)  3A 
SOC 100General Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15-16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DM 272Consumers in the MarketplaceX  3
HES 145Health and Wellness   3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
ECON *** Course   3
FSHN 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FACS 320Finance-Personal and Family   3
FSHN 300Food Principles and Applications   3
FSHN 301Food Principles and Applications Laboratory   2
Advanced WritingX 23
Family and Consumer Science Elective   3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
 Total Credits   17
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Infant and Child Development in ContextX   
Adolescent/Early Adult Development in ContextX   
Adult Development-Middle Age and AgingX   
INTD 200Housing Values in America   3
SOWK 300Research in Applied Professions   3
FSHN, FTEC, RRM Elective   3
Family and Consumer Science Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 302Marriage and Family Relationships   3
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle  4B3
HDFS 403Families in the Legal Environment   3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
Family and Consumer Science Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FACS 479Colloquium-Family and Consumer SciencesX 4A,4C2
HDFS 402Couple and Family StudiesX  3
Career Objective ElectiveX  3
Family and Consumer Science ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   14
 Program Total Credits:   120-122