Academic Catalog 2022-2023

Human Services and Consumer Sciences (Child and Family Development Concentration), Bachelor of Science

The University Core Curriculum is the same across all undergraduate bachelor's programs.   Please consult the academic advisor for your designated major before selecting courses in this area.


General Education Core Curriculum42
Major Requirements30
Other Requirements24
Total Hours120

General Education Core Curriculum (Standard)1

ENGL 1301Freshman English I3
ENGL 1302Freshman English II3
MATH 1314College Algebra3
Life and Physical Sciences
BIOL 1308Survey of Life Science3
GEOL 1303Introduction To The Earth3
Language, Philosophy, and Culture
ENG 2XX 33
Creative Arts
MUSI 1315Fine Arts In Daily Living3
American History
HIST 1301Soc & Pol Hist US to 18773
HIST 1302Soc & Pol Hist US Since 18773
Government/Political Science
POLS 2305American Government3
POLS 2306Texas Government3
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 2301General Psychology3
Institutional Options
COMM 1321Business & Professional Comm3
or COMM 1315 Public Address
COSC 1301Intro To Compr Science I3
Total Hours42

Students should be advised by a major advisor prior to registering for any credit, particularly any core curriculum credit as listed.


(N) represents the number of course credits.


ENGL 2332 World Literature I, ENGL 2333 World Literature II, ENGL 2326 American Literature, or ENGL 2328 African-American Literature 

Major (Human Services and Consumer Sciences)

CFDV 233Family Relationships3
CFDV 234Survey Early Childhood Dev3
CFDV 235
Interaction with Young Childrn
and Interact with Young Child Lab
CFDV 235LInteract with Young Child Lab0
CFDV 436Parenting3
FCS 436Consumer Resource Mgt3
HSCS 233Sem in Hum Serv & Con Sci3
HSCS 430Research Methods3
NUTR 235Introduction to Nutrition3
NUTR 240Introduction to Food Preparation3
CT 130Clothing Behavior3
Total Hours30

Other Requirements

AD 130Environmental Design2
AD 130LEnviron Design Lab1
MATH 134Plane Trigonometry3
MUSI 347Basic Music Procedures3
FR 131Elementary French I3
or SPAN 131 Elementary Spanish I
SPED 309Survey Exceptional Education I3
CFDV 334Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Dev3
CDFV 437 Capstone in Child & Family Dev2
Electives 3XX or 4XX3
FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
Total Hours24


CFDV 331Methods in Child Study3
CFDV 332Children's Play Dev and Role3
CFDV 333Meth & Proc in Early Child Dev3
CFDV 431Theories in Child Dev3
CFDV 432Children's Literature3
CFDV 433Multicultural Strategies3
CFDV 434Practicum I3
CFDV 435Child Nutrition3
Total Hours24
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 1 3
AD 130
Environmental Design
and Environ Design Lab
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
HSCS 233 Sem in Hum Serv & Con Sci 3
FS 102 Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience 1
Second Semester
ENGL 1302 Freshman English II 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 1 3
CFDV 233 Family Relationships 3
CT 130 Clothing Behavior 3
MATH 134 Plane Trigonometry 3
Second Year
Third Semester
NUTR 235 Introduction to Nutrition 3
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 1 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
POLS 2305 American Government 3
Fourth Semester
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
PSYC 2301 General Psychology 1 3
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 1 3
MUSI 1315
Fine Arts In Daily Living 1
or Introduction to Theatre
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
CFDV 234 Survey Early Childhood Dev 3
CFDV 331 Methods in Child Study 3
CFDV 333 Meth & Proc in Early Child Dev 3
MUSI 347 Basic Music Procedures 3
CFDV 334 Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Dev 3
Sixth Semester
CFDV 235 Interaction with Young Childrn 3
CFDV 235L Interact with Young Child Lab 0
CFDV 332 Children's Play Dev and Role 3
CFDV 432 Children's Literature 3
FR 131
Elementary French I
or Elementary Spanish I
SPED 309 Survey Exceptional Education I 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
NUTR 240 Introduction to Food Preparation 3
CFDV 431 Theories in Child Dev 3
CFDV 433 Multicultural Strategies 3
CFDV 436 Parenting 3
FCS 436 Consumer Resource Mgt 3
Eighth Semester
CFDV 434 Practicum I 3
CFDV 435 Child Nutrition 3
HSCS 430 Research Methods 3
CDFV 437 Capstone in Child and Family Dev 2
Elective 3XX or 4XX 3
 Total Hours120

Recommended option to satisfy related component area in the General Education core.