Bachelor of Science in Family Studies

Total Semester Credit Hours (sch): 120   
Major: 64 sch     

FAMSTUDIES.BS     CIP Code: 19.0101.00

Overview

The Bachelor of Science degree in Family Studies is a broad human services degree which may lead to employment working with families in social service agencies ranging from child to geriatric services to church and family planning agencies. The degree is especially appropriate for work in the business world when combined with a business minor or a second major in business. The emphasis upon developing interpersonal skills is advantageous in the business arena. It is an appropriate major for those interested in graduate degrees leading to careers in family therapy or family life education, occupational therapy, and counseling and development.

The Family Studies curriculum has been approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) as meeting the Standards and Criteria required for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation. Relevant course work for each of the 10 family life substance areas needed for the Provisional Certified Family Life Educator designation is included in the degree program. Graduates qualify to complete the abbreviated CFLE application process.

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 2513Early Childhood Development3
FS 3513Childhood and Adolescence3
or FS 2503 Development of Infants and Toddlers
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 4713Family Economics3
or FS 3713 Family Housing
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 Hours64

Other Requirements

NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child3
Elective11
Total Semester Credit Hours14
First Year
FallTCCNSemester Credit Hours
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
FS 1513Human Development 3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1013Financial and Quantitative Literacy MATH 13323
Elective 2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
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
Creative Arts Core3
Social/Behavioral Science Core3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO Core2
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
GOV 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
Life/Physical Science Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies CAO Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 2003 (GP)Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective 3
FS 2513Early Childhood Development TECA 13543
FS 3513 or 2503 (Development of Infants and Toddlers)Childhood and Adolescence 3
GOV 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
Life/Physical Science Core3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Third Year
FallTCCN
FS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education 3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences 3
FS 4523Family Development 3
Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
FS 3633Older Persons and the Family 3
FS 4533Communication and the Family 3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality 3
Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences 3
FS 4713 or 3713 (Family Housing)Family Economics 3
FS 4773Family Resource Management 3
FS 4933Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Electives3
 Semester Credit Hours 15
SpringTCCN
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
FS 4733Family Financial Planning 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 15
 Total Semester Credit Hours:  120

(GP) courses satisfy global perspectives graduation requirement.

Suggested areas of emphasis utilizing elective courses:

Administration of Child and Family Agencies

BUS 3113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 4153Services Marketing3
BUS 3273Human Resource Management3
or BUS 4443 Small Business Management

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