Bachelor of Science in Family Studies (Pre-Occupational Therapy)

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 124   
Major: 55 sch     

FAMSTMOT.BS     CIP Code: 19.0101.00

Overview

This specialized Family Studies program is one of five at Texas Woman’s University to offer degree plans in preparation for occupation therapy. Application is competitive and the TWU Graduate Catalog should be consulted for directions regarding minimum criteria for general admission to the MOT program. Undergraduates who want to prepare for application to the Master of Occupational Therapy program must meet TWU undergraduate core requirements, complete required course in the family studies major as well as prerequisites and required courses for the Master of Occupational Therapy.

Minimum requirements for Alumni Advantage applicants to the Master of Occupational Therapy program are:

  • Texas Woman’s University bachelor degree with major in family studies.
  • Submit GRE scores
  • Overall grade point average of 3.7 calculated on last 60 semester credit hours before completion of the Texas Woman’s University baccalaureate degree.
  • A grade of B or higher for each MOT prerequisite course.
  • Complete other MOT admission requirements as determined by the TWU School of Occupational Therapy.

Please refer to the School of Occupational Therapy portion of the undergraduate catalog for further information and the Family Sciences web page at www.twu.edu/family-sciences as some additional requirements may have changed.

Degree Requirements

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Mathematics3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government3
GOV 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total Semester Credit Hours42

Courses Required for Major

FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
FS 1513Human Development3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
FS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective3
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
FS 3633Older Persons and the Family3
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
FS 4523Family Development3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences3
FS 4733Family Financial Planning3
FS 4773Family Resource Management3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences ("B" or better required)3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II ("B" or better required)3
Total Semester Credit Hours55

Other Requirements

NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (may be applied from core)3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (may be applied from core)3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (may be applied from core)
4
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Total Semester Credit Hours27
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
FS 1513Human Development 3
FS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective 3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 1342, MATH 14423
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
FS 1001 (Recommend to take 1st or 2nd semester.)Seminar in Family Sciences 1
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
Creative Arts (core approved)3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
( BIOL 2301, BIOL 2401) and ( BIOL 2101)4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
SpringTCCN
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
FS 3633Older Persons and the Family 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology 3
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021 (& Lab)
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
( BIOL 2302, BIOL 2402) and ( BIOL 2102)4
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Third Year
FallTCCN
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education 3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences 3
FS 4523Family Development 3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences 3
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement 3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 4533Communication and the Family 3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality 3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121 (& Lab)
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 16
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 4733Family Financial Planning 3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Electives5
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 14
SpringTCCN
FS 4773Family Resource Management 3
FS 4803 or SOWK 3453 (Children's Rights and Services)Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives 3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II 3
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child 3
 Semester Credit Hours 12
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.

Recommended Electives List

FS 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
FS 3713Family Housing3
or FS 4713 Family Economics

Certified Family Life Educator

FS 1513Human Development3
FS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective3
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education3
FS 4523Family Development3
FS 4533Communication and the Family3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences3
FS 4773Family Resource Management3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II3

The B.S. in Family Studies has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.  The above courses must be completed in order to qualify for the abbreviated CFLE application process.