Academic Catalog 2024-2025

Human Services and Consumer Sciences Family Consumer Sciences Family and Consumer Sciences Concentration (Without Certification), 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 


CT 130Clothing Behavior3
NUTR 235Introduction to Nutrition3
HSCS 233Sem in Hum Serv & Con Sci3
CFDV 233Family Relationships3
CFDV 234Survey Early Childhood Dev3
CFDV 235Interaction with Young Childrn3
CFDV 235LInteract with Young Child Lab0
CFDV 436Parenting3
NUTR 240Introduction to Food Preparation3
HSCS 430Research Methods3
FCS 436Consumer Resource Mgt3
Total Hours30

Other Requirements

FS 102Freshman Seminar/ first Year Experience1
SPED 309Survey Exceptional Education I3
or SPED 370 Survey Exceptional EducationII
HED 477Human Sexuality3
CFDV 433Multicultural Strategies3
AD 130Environmental Design2
FCS 437Capstone in FCS2
AD 130LEnviron Design Lab1
CFDV 334Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Dev3
Electives: HSCS-related6
Total Hours24


FCS 334Career Opprtunities3
FCS 335Priniples of Family Consumer3
FCS 431Aging & Health Needs*3
FCS 432Program Planning and Methodology3
FCS 434Occu Prog & Public Policy3
FCS 435Communication: Fam & Marriage*3
FCS 438Fam & Conumer Economics3
FCS 439Family & Com Services1
FCS 439LFamily & Comm Serv Lab2
Total Hours24
Plan of Study Grid
First Year
First SemesterHours
ENGL 1301 Freshman English I 3
MATH 1314 College Algebra 1 3
COMM 1321
Business & Professional Comm
or Public Address
AD 130 Environmental Design 2
AD 130L Environ Design Lab 1
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
GEOL 1303 Introduction To The Earth 1 3
PSYC 2301
General Psychology 1
or Introduction To Sociology
CT 130 Clothing Behavior 3
CFDV 233 Family Relationships 3
Second Year
Third Semester
POLS 2305 American Government 3
HIST 1301 Soc & Pol Hist US to 1877 3
BIOL 1308 Survey of Life Science 1 3
NUTR 235 Introduction to Nutrition 3
Fourth Semester
POLS 2306 Texas Government 3
HIST 1302 Soc & Pol Hist US Since 1877 3
COSC 1301 Intro To Compr Science I 1 3
MUSI 1315
Fine Arts In Daily Living 1
or Introduction to Theatre
Elective: HSCS-related 3
Third Year
Fifth Semester
CFDV 234 Survey Early Childhood Dev 3
CFDV 334 Pre-Adolescent/Adolescent Dev 3
FCS 334 Career Opprtunities 3
FCS 431 Aging & Health Needs* 3
NUTR 240 Introduction to Food Preparation 3
Sixth Semester
CFDV 235 Interaction with Young Childrn 3
CFDV 235L Interact with Young Child Lab 0
FCS 335 Priniples of Family Consumer 3
FCS 434 Occu Prog & Public Policy 3
SPED 309
Survey Exceptional Education I
or Survey Exceptional EducationII
Elective: HSCS-related 3
Fourth Year
Seventh Semester
CFDV 433 Multicultural Strategies 3
CFDV 436 Parenting 3
FCS 432 Program Planning and Methodology 3
FCS 436 Consumer Resource Mgt 3
HED 477 Human Sexuality 3
Eighth Semester
FCS 437 Capstone in FCS 2
FCS 439
Family & Com Services
and Family & Comm Serv Lab
HSCS 430 Research Methods 3
FCS 435 Communication: Fam & Marriage* 3
FCS 438 Fam & Conumer Economics 3
 Total Hours120

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