Bachelor of Science in Family Studies

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

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

FAMSTUDIES.BS     CIP Code: 19.0101.00

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 SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

FS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
FS 1513Human Development (*)3
FS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
FS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective (*)3
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 Family (*)3
FS 3633Older Persons and the Family3
FS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education (*)3
FS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
FS 4523Family Development (*)3
FS 4533Communication and the Family (*)3
FS 4543Developmental Sexuality (*)3
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education (*)3
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences (*)3
FS 4713Family Economics3
FS 4733Family Financial Planning3
FS 4773Family Resource Management (*)3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives (*)3
FS 4923Professional Development in Family Sciences (Grade of "B" or higher required)3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II (*) (Grade of "B" or higher required)3
Total SCHs64

Other Requirements

NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child3
Elective11
Total SCHs14
First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
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
 SCHs 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 Sciences Core3
Wellness Core2
 SCHs 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 Sciences Core3
Multicultural Women's Studies Core3
 SCHs 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 Sciences Core3
 SCHs 15
SummerTCCN
NFS 2343 (only offered in the summer)Nutritional Management for the Family and Child 3
 SCHs 3
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
 SCHs 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
 SCHs 15
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
FS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences 3
FS 4713Family Economics 3
FS 4773Family Resource Management 3
FS 4923Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Electives3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
FS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
FS 4733Family Financial Planning 3
FS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives 3
FS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences II 3
 SCHs 12
 Total SCHs:  120

(GP) course satisfies global perspectives graduation requirement.

* Please note that this plan of study only includes one summer course. Students can reduce the number of courses taken in Fall and Spring if they opt to take additional courses in the summer.

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