FCS No Licensure

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

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 often 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 Fall 2021

Freshman
AUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
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
Select one course from the following: 3
Awareness and Appreciation of Design3B 
Introduction to the Visual Arts (GT-AH1)3B 
Introduction to Design Thinking (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 
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
Elective 5
 Total Credits 29-30
Sophomore
 
DM 272Consumers in the Marketplace 3
HES 145Health and Wellness 3
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)3C3
SPCM 200Public Speaking 3
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2)3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Business Computing Concepts and Applications  
Personal Computing  
ECON-XXX 3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 30-32
Junior
 
FACS 320Finance-Personal and Family 3
FACS 360Family and Consumer Sciences Research4B3
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  
FSHN, FTEC, RRM Elective 3
Family and Consumer Sciences Electives1 9
Advanced Writing23
Historical Perspectives3D3
 Total Credits 32
Senior
 
FACS 479Colloquium-Family and Consumer Sciences4A,4C2
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle 3
HDFS 402Couple and Family Studies 3
HDFS 403Families in the Legal Environment 3
Family and Consumer Sciences Electives1 12
Support Career Objective-Electives2 3-6
 Total Credits 26-29
 Program Total Credits: 120

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

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
FSHN 150Survey of Human Nutrition   3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3) X3C3
Select one course from the following:   3
Awareness and Appreciation of Design  3B 
Introduction to the Visual Arts (GT-AH1)  3B 
Introduction to Design Thinking (GT-AH1)  3B 
Quantitative ReasoningX 1B3
 Total Credits   15
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FACS 179Introduction to Family and Consumer SciencesX  2
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)  3C3
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 
Elective   5
CO 150, HDFS 101 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   14-15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology (GT-SS3)  3C3
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 
Diversity and Global Awareness  3E3
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15-16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
DM 272Consumers in the MarketplaceX  3
HES 145Health and Wellness   3
SPCM 200Public Speaking   3
ECON *** Course   3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
FSHN 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FACS 320Finance-Personal and Family   3
FACS 360Family and Consumer Sciences Research  4B3
FSHN 300Food Principles and Applications   3
FSHN 301Food Principles and Applications Laboratory   2
Advanced WritingX 23
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   
FSHN, FTEC, RRM Elective   3
Family and Consumer Science Elective   9
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle   3
HDFS 403Families in the Legal Environment   3
Family and Consumer Science Elective   6
 Total Credits   12
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
FACS 479Colloquium-Family and Consumer SciencesX 4A,4C2
HDFS 402Couple and Family StudiesX  3
Career Objective ElectiveX  3-6
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   14-17
 Program Total Credits:   120