Human Development and Family Science - B.S.F.C.S.

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Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Areas I II III IV V
Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 120 hours
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I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102
 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000
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II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.
Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1103 and BIOL 1103L


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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): MATH 1060 or STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H 

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IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s):  COMM 1110 or COMM 1500 or COMM 2150H 


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V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1105H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s): Select 9 hours from the following:
(HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H  or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H) and (POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H)  and (ANTH 1102  or ANTH 2120H or PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1030H  or SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H)


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Area VI
FDNS 2100 or FDNS 2100H or FDNS 2100E
FHCE 2100 or FHCE 2100H or FHCE 2100E 
HDFS 2100 or HDFS 2100H or HDFS 2100E 
HDFS 2200 or HDFS 2200H or HDFS 2200E 
HDFS 2300
HDFS 2950-2950L or HDFS 2950E

If any of the courses in Area VI have been used to satisfy Areas II-V of the Core Curriculum, General Electives may be taken here. (Refer to College-wide requirements when selecting General Electives) 
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Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.
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Required Courses (60 hours)
Students must earn a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher in Required Courses.

FACS 2000 or FACS 2000E
HDFS 3110
HDFS 3700 or HDFS 3700S or HDFS 3700E
HDFS 3710
HDFS 3920
HDFS 4330  
HDFS 4860/6860

Option I - General Emphasis with Applied Internship

Required Course - 6 hours 
HDFS 5910 (6 hours)

Choose eighteen (18) hours from Group A and Group B, including at least nine (9) hours from Group A courses.  

Group A:
FDNS(HDFS)(KINS) 4260/6260 
HDFS 3900 or HDFS 3900E
HDFS 3930 or HDFS 3930E
HDFS 4080/6080
HDFS 4090/6090
HDFS 4130/6130 or HDFS 4130E/6130E 
HDFS(FHCE) 4500/6500
HDFS 4810/6810
HDFS 4850/6850
HDFS 4870/6870 or HDFS 4870E/6870E 
HDFS 4880/6880 or HDFS 4880W/6880W or HDFS 4880S/6880S
HDFS 4900/6900 or HDFS 4900E/6900E (repeatable) 
HDFS 4910/6910 or HDFS 4910E 
HDFS 5100/7100 or HDFS 5100W/7100W
HDFS 5110 or HDFS 5110W 
 
Group B:
FACS 5711/7711
FACS 5910/7910 
FDNS 4050/6050 or FDNS 4050E/6050E
FHCE 3100 or FHCE 3200
HDFS 3010
HDFS 4960R
HDFS 4970R
HDFS 4980R
HDFS 4990R
HDFS 5710/7710
IHDD 4002/6002 or IHDD 4002S/6002S
IHDD 4005/6005 or IHDD 4005S/6005S
IHDD 4050/6050
IHDD 5720S/7720S or IHDD 5720/7720 or IHDD 5720E/7720E

HDFS General Electives - 17 hours
Consult Major Advisor
Any level 


Option II - General Emphasis with Research Internship

Required Courses - 6 hours
HDFS 5110 or HDFS 5110W 
HDFS 5950 (3 hours)  

Choose eighteen (18) hours from Group A and Group B, including at least nine (9) hours from Group A courses.

Group A:
FDNS(HDFS)(KINS) 4260/6260 
HDFS 3900 or HDFS 3900E
HDFS 3930 or HDFS 3930E
HDFS 4080/6080
HDFS 4090/6090
HDFS 4130/6130 or HDFS 4130E/6130E 
HDFS(FHCE) 4500/6500
HDFS 4810/6810
HDFS 4850/6850
HDFS 4870/6870 or HDFS 4870E/6870E 
HDFS 4880/6880 or HDFS 4880W/6880W or HDFS 4880S/6880S
HDFS 4900/6900 or HDFS 4900E/6900E (repeatable) 
HDFS 4910/6910 or HDFS 4910E 
HDFS 5100/7100 or HDFS 5100W/7100W

Group B:
FACS 5711/7711
FACS 5910/7910
FDNS 4050/6050 or FDNS 4050E/6050E
FHCE 3100 or FHCE 3200
HDFS 3010
HDFS 4960R
HDFS 4970R
HDFS 4980R
HDFS 4990R
HDFS 5710/7710
IHDD 4002/6002 or IHDD 4002S/6002S
IHDD 4005/6005 or IHDD 4005S/6005S
IHDD 4050/6050
IHDD 5720S/7720S or IHDD 5720/7720  or IHDD 5720E/7720E

HDFS General Electives - 17 hours
Consult Major Advisor
Any level (17 hours) 


Option III - General Emphasis with Service-Learning
Required Course - 3 hours
HDFS 4830S/6830S or HDFS 4880S/6880S or HDFS 5130S/7130S or HDFS 5150S/7150S 
 
Choose twenty-one (21) hours from Group A and Group B, including at least twelve (12) hours from Group A.

Group A:
FDNS(HDFS)(KINS) 4260/6260
HDFS 3900 or HDFS 3900E
HDFS 3930 or HDFS 3930E
HDFS 4080/6080
HDFS 4090/6090
HDFS 4130/6130 or HDFS 4130E/6130E 
HDFS(FHCE) 4500/6500
HDFS 4810/6810
HDFS 4820/6820
HDFS 4830/6830 or HDFS 4830S/6830S or HDFS 4830E/6830E 
HDFS 4850/6850
HDFS 4870/6870 or HDFS 4870E/6870E 
HDFS 4880/6880 or HDFS 4880W/6880W or HDFS 4880S/6880S
HDFS 4900/6900 or HDFS 4900E/6900E (repeatable)
HDFS 4910/6910 or HDFS 4910E
HDFS 5100/7100 or HDFS 5100W/7100W
HDFS 5110 or HDFS 5110W
HDFS 5130/7130 or HDFS 5130S/7130S
HDFS(ETAP) 5150/7150

Group B:
FACS 5711/7711
FACS 5910/7910
FACS 5915/7915
FACS 5950/7950
FDNS 4050/6050 or FDNS 4050E/6050E
FHCE 3100 or FHCE 3200
HDFS 3010
HDFS 4960R
HDFS 4970R
HDFS 4980R
HDFS 4990R
HDFS 5710/7710
IHDD 4002/6002 or IHDD 4002S/6002S
IHDD 4005/6005 or IHDD 4005S/6005S
IHDD 4050/6050
IHDD 5720S/7720S or IHDD 5720/7720 or IHDD 5720E/7720E

HDFS General Electives - 17 hours
Consult Major Advisor
Any level (17 hours)
 

Child Life Area of Emphasis
The Association of Child Life Professional has established the bachelor's degree as a minimal requirement for Child Life certification. We currently offer a degree program in Child Life that requires an application for admittance: a four-year B.S.F.C.S. program, which, includes a full year of clinical experience and coursework at Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta, GA. Students should consult their advisor for information about this emphasis area.

Required Courses - 16 hours
FACS 2000 or FACS 2000E
HDFS 3110
HDFS 3700 or HDFS 3700S or HDFS 3700E
HDFS 3920
HDFS 4330
HDFS 4860/6860

Required Elective Courses - 21 hours
HDFS 3900 or HDFS 3900E
HDFS 4810/6810
HDFS 4820/6820
HDFS 4910/6910 or HDFS 4910E
HDFS 5130/7130 or HDFS 5130S/7130S
HDFS 5920/7920 (3 hours)

Children's Hospital of Georgia Courses - 30 hours
AHS 3610 Ethics for Allied Health Professionals (1)
AHS 4451 Child Life Clinic (11)
AHS 4453 Learning in Family Environments (3)
AHS 4452 Child Life Clinic/Internship (15)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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