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Curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies

Administered by Apparel, Educational Studies and Hospitality Management. Leading to the degree bachelor of science. Total credits required: 121.

This curriculum provides a broad-based program of study focusing on preparation for professional careers related to education or community leadership. Courses are required in general education and the family and consumer sciences education core. Students select one program option.

There are three choices for this curriculum. Option 1, teacher licensure, Option 2, communications, or Option 3, professional studies. In all options, students are prepared with a broad-based understanding of family and consumer sciences.

Option 1, teacher licensure, is designed for students seeking careers as family and consumer sciences educators in a variety of settings such as middle, junior, and senior high schools. With additional credits students may also be approved to teach in specific occupational areas: child care, fashion merchandising, and foodservice. Further information about licensure programs appears under Teacher Education.

Option 2, communications, is designed for students seeking careers emphasizing communication with diverse populations in extension, business, community agencies, community colleges, and adult education programs.

Option 3, professional studies, is designed to provide students with the opportunity to pursue an individualized program which is planned with their academic advisers. Opportunities to participate in study abroad, internships, and field study build a solid base for work in a global world.

The program offers a minor in family and consumer sciences education; the requirements appear under Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies, Courses and Programs.

Cr. Degree Requirements
9.5 Communications and library
6 Engl 104, 105
3 Select from: ComSt 102, 214 218, HD FS 370, Sp Cm 212
0.5 Lib 160
9 Natural sciences and mathematical disciplines
3 Biol 101 or Biol 155
3-4 Select a course from the mathematical disciplines (Teacher licensure option must select a Math or Stat course and communications option must select Stat 101 or 104)
3 Select additional course in natural science. (Both teacher licensure option and communications option must complete high school chemistry or its equivalent. Teacher licensure must have a physical science course)
9 Social sciences
3 Econ 101
3 Soc 130 or 134
3 HD FS 102
9 Humanities
9 Courses from approved list (Teacher licensure must complete 3 cr. of American history or American government)
10.5 Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Studies core
FCEdS 110, 206, 460, AESHM 379, 421
Option 1: Teacher Licensure
74 Additional Professional Courses
29 FCEdS 214, 280L, 306, 318, 403, 413, 417A, 417B
6 FSHN 111, 167
12 HD FS 239; 276; 283, and 349
3 Select from HD FS 341, 483, or 488
3 Select from HD FS 220, 221, 226 or FCEdS 223
3 T C Select one course from 121, 131, 165, 204, or 362
15 C I 201, 204, 333, 406, 415, 426
3 Sp Ed 450
121 Total Credits
Option 2: Communications
75 Additional Professional Courses
14 FCEdS 306, 415, 418A
3 FSHN 167
3 HD FS 370
6 HD FS 239; 283
3 AESHM 287
9 Select from: Engl 302, 309, 313, or 314
3 Sp Cm 312
6 Jl MC Select from 205, 220, 341, 462, 476, or 477
6 Jl MC 342 and 342L
3 Select from Anthr 417, AESHM 342, T C 362, or Phil 340
12 Select from AESHM, FCEdS, FS HN, HD FS, HRI, H S, or T C (At least 6 credits should be 300 level or above)
6-7 Electives
121 Total Credits
Option 3: Professional Studies
74 Additional Professional Courses
6-11 FCEdS 415, 418B
3 HD FS 283
3 HD FS Select from 239, 341, 483, or 488
3 AESHM 474 or Mgmt 310
3 FSHN 167
3 Select from: Anthr 417; AESHM 342, T C 362; Phil 340
6 Select from Engl 302, 309, 313, 314; Jl MC 205; Sp Cm 312
16-21 Select from AESHM, FCEdS, FS HN, HD FS, HRI, H S, or T C (At least 6 credits should be 300 level or above
14 Select from Natural Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities, Art and Design
12 Electives
121 Total Credits

Occupational teaching areas available:

Child care: HD FS 220, 221, 340, 343, 445

Fashion merchandising: T C 131, 165, 375, 376, 377, Com S 103

Foodservice: Biol 101, Micro 201 or HRI 233, 333, 380, 380L, 438