2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 10/16/2023 
    Feb 29, 2024  
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog *As of 10/16/2023

Human Ecology - Family and Consumer Sciences, B.S.

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The Family and Consumer Sciences program is designed to provide the student with an interdisciplinary perspective for professional work with families and consumers. Students develop a comprehensive background while focusing on one’s specific interest(s). Graduates of the Family and Consumer Sciences program will be prepared to work in either the public or private sector environments that serve families and consumers. Students may select a minor to strengthen their general education, core and required coursework. Depending on the student’s interest, the minor may be chosen from one of the following areas: Child Development, Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, Nutrition or Gerontology. Early advisement is highly recommended.

Departmental Requirements

Human Ecology students are required to maintain a “C” in each course in the Human Ecology Major Core requirements, Program Foundation Knowledge, Program Electives, and a “C” average in General Education and Supportive Course Requirements. Individual concentration areas may choose specific courses to fulfill General Education requirements. Students transferring into the department from another department or institution must have a 2.5 cumulative GPA.

All Human Ecology students are required to complete an out of class practical experience which can be in a form of an Internship, practicum, or research project.  Each concentration has specific requirements for this out-of-classroom practical experience so students should consult with their advisors for details about this aspect of their academic preparation.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the Family and Consumer Sciences program will be prepared to work in either the public or private sector that serves families and consumers, such as social services agencies, group home facilities, or governmental agencies. Students may select to pursue graduate studies in child and family development, education, family and consumer sciences, marriage and family therapy or related disciplines that focus on individuals, families, and communities.

Required Courses

General Education Requirements

All students are expected to complete a common body of academic course work. The General Education Requirements are designed to promote the development of a comprehensive educational base which will effectively support a student’s choice of a major concentration. MATH 099  does not meet the General Education Requirement and does not apply toward graduation requirements.

Curriculum Area I - Arts and Humanities: Credits 9

Select two courses from any of the courses in Disciplines A - D and ENGL 203 from Discipline E.

Curriculum Area II - Social and Behavioral Sciences: Credits 6

Students must select one course in each of two disciplines.

Discipline A: Social Sciences

Discipline B: Behavioral Sciences

Curriculum Area IV - Mathematics: Credits 3

Curriculum Area V - English Composition: Credits 9

Total Required for General Education: Credits 41

1Students must pass ENGL 101  and ENGL 102  with grade of “C” or above before taking ENGL 203 .
2Honor students substitute Honors courses

Supportive Requirements: Credits 2

Free Electives: Credits 18

Students may complete 18 credits of free electives or select and complete an approved minor.

Curriculum Guide for Family and Consumer Sciences


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