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

Website: https://twu.edu/human-development-family-studies-counseling/undergraduate-programs/family-studies/

The Pre-Occupational Therapy track of the Family Studies degree is designed to prepare students for a graduate program in occupational therapy or other allied health fields.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Deliver family services to individuals, families, and communities​.
  2. Written communication skills​.
  3. Interpersonal skills​.
  4. Leadership skills​.

Admissions

All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 120 

Major: 55 SCH

Program Code: FAMSTMOT.BS   CIP Code: 19.0701.00

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
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

HDFS 1001Seminar in Family Sciences1
HDFS 1513Human Development3
HDFS 1603Child in the Family and Community3
HDFS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective3
HDFS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences3
HDFS 3613Crisis in the American Family3
HDFS 3633Older Persons and the Family3
HDFS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education3
HDFS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences3
HDFS 4523Family Development3
HDFS 4533Communication and the Family3
HDFS 4543Developmental Sexuality3
HDFS 4583Parenting Issues and Education3
HDFS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences3
HDFS 4733Family Financial Planning3
HDFS 4773Family Resource Management3
HDFS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives3
HDFS 4923Professional Development in Family Sciences (grade of "B" or higher required)3
HDFS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences (grade of "B" or higher required)3
Total SCHs55

Departmental Requirements

KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement3
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I (meets required Mathematics Core option)3
NFS 2343Nutritional Management for the Family and Child3
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology (meets required Social & Behavioral Sciences Core option)3
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory (meets required Life & Physical Sciences Core option)
4
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (meets required Life & Physical Sciences Core option)
4
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Electives (0-8 hours)
Total SCHs27

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
FallTCCNSCHs
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
HDFS 1513Human Development 3
HDFS 1603Child in the Family and Community TECA 13033
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
HDFS 1001 (Must take during 1st or 2nd semester)Seminar in Family Sciences 1
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
Creative Arts Core3
Wellness Core2
 SCHs 15
Second Year
FallTCCN
HDFS 2003Diversity in Contemporary Families: A Global Perspective 3
HDFS 3613Crisis in the American Family 3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
Language, Philosophy, and Culture Core3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
4
 SCHs 16
SpringTCCN
HDFS 3533Research Methods in Family Sciences 3
HDFS 3633Older Persons and the Family 3
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
PSY 2513Abnormal Psychology PSYC 23203
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
4
 SCHs 16
SummerTCCN
NFS 2343 (only offered in the summer)Nutritional Management for the Family and Child 3
 SCHs 3
Third Year
FallTCCN
HDFS 3733Family Life and Consumer Education 3
HDFS 4103Issues and Trends in Family Sciences 3
HDFS 4523Family Development 3
HDFS 4603Occupational Issues in Family Sciences 3
KINS 3623Scientific Foundations of Human Movement 3
 SCHs 15
SpringTCCN
HDFS 4533Communication and the Family 3
HDFS 4543Developmental Sexuality 3
ZOOL 3123
ZOOL 3121
Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology
and Neuroanatomy and Neurophysiology Laboratory
4
Electives3
 SCHs 13
Fourth Year
FallTCCN
HDFS 4773Family Resource Management 3
Multicultural Women's Studies Core3
HDFS 4923Professional Development in Family Sciences 3
Electives5
 SCHs 14
SpringTCCN
HDFS 4733Family Financial Planning 3
HDFS 4803Public Policy: Family Sciences Perspectives 3
HDFS 4583Parenting Issues and Education 3
HDFS 4943Practicum in Family Sciences 3
 SCHs 12
 Total SCHs:  120

* 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.