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Family and Consumer Sciences, B.S.


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The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, formerly the Department of Human Ecology, is a part of the School of Education and Urban Studies. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with tracks in Fashion Merchandising and General Family and Consumer Studies. The Department prepares students with competencies and skills needed to address changes and new developments in consumer goods and services; to conduct research; and to work with communities to implement programs that improve family life.

Family and Consumer Sciences embodies three purposes in its commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals and families: enhancing students for personal development, preparing each student for family living, and educating students for professional specialization. The mission of the Department is to enhance the quality of family life in the communities served by the University.

 

Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences

A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.  These credits are distributed as follows:

General Education and University Requirements    43

Supporting Courses    12

Common Core Courses for the Family and Consumer Sciences Major    16

Required Courses for the Family and Consumer Sciences Tracks    49

Total Credits:    120

 

Family and Consumer Sciences General Track


General Education and University Requirements 43 credits


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 120


* denotes a department required supporting or major course which may fulfill a general education requirement

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for course that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

1  Students with a FACS General Track major may not use PSYC 101  to satisfy the SB General Education Requirement

Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising Track


General Education and University Requirements 43 credits


Supporting Courses For Family and Consumer Sciences Fashion Merchandising Track 9 credits


TOTAL CREDIT HOURS 120


* denotes a department required supporting or major course which may fulfill a general education requirement and must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher

Please see General Education Requirements Distribution Areas  for courses that satisfy General Education Requirements where not specified by the department

Required tracks and Suggested Curriculum Sequence:


Students majoring in Family and Consumer Sciences must choose one of the following two (2) tracks.

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