Consumer Journalism - 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 1113E 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)
No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

No preferred courses for this area. See Core Curriculum view.

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IV. World Languages and 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 Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and 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 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): FHCE 1110 and HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H or HIST 2111E or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H or HIST 2112E and POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H or POLS 1101E 


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Area VI
FDNS 2100 or FDNS 2100H
FHCE 2100 or FHCE 2100H  or FHCE 2100E 
HDFS 2100 or HDFS 2100E

Choose 9 hours from any of the major focus areas. Preferred courses for each major are listed:

Consumer Economics:
FHCE 1110, (ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H), (ACCT 2102 or ACCT 2102H), CSCI 1301-1301L, (ECON 2105 or ECON 2105H or ECON 2105E), (ECON 2106 or ECON 2106H or ECON 2106E), (LEGL 2700 or LEGL 2700E or LEGL 2800H), (MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E), (MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H), (PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or PSYC 1030H), (SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H ), (STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H* ) or (MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000E or MSIT 3000H

Culinary Science and Nutrition :
(BIOL 1104, BIOL 1104L or BIOL 1108, BIOL 1108L or BIOL 2108H, BIOL 2108L), (CHEM 1212, CHEM 1212L or CHEM 1312H, CHEM 1312L or CHEM 2100, CHEM 2100L or CHEM 2211, CHEM 2211L or CHEM 2311H, CHEM 2311L), (PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or PSYC 1030H), (COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H or COMM 1500 or COMM 1500E or COMM 2550H), (STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H*) or (MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000E or MSIT 3000H)
 
Fashion Merchandising:
(ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H), ARTS 2000, (CSCI 1100-1100L or MIST 2190H or MIST 2090 or MIST 2090E), (ECON 2105 or ECON 2105H or ECON 2105E or ECON 2106 or ECON 2106H or ECON 2106E), (SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H), or (TXMI 2100 or TXMI 2100E)

Housing Management and Policy:
FHCE 1110, (ACCT 2101 or ACCT 2101H), (ACCT 2102 or ACCT 2102H), CSCI 1301-1301L, (ECON 2106 or ECON 2106H or ECON 2106E), (LEGL 2700 or LEGL 2700E or LEGL 2800H), (MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E), (MATH 2200 or MATH 2300H), ( MATH 2310H or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410H), (PSYC 1101 or PSYC 1101E or PSYC 1030H), (SOCI 1101 or SOCI 1101H), (STAT 2000 or STAT 2100H*) or (MSIT 3000 or MSIT 3000E or MSIT 3000H

Human Development and Family Science:
HDFS 2950-2950L, (CSCI 1100-1100L or MIST 2190H or MIST 2090 or MIST 2090E), Foreign Language  

*Transfer courses STAT 1GXX and STAT 2GXX may be used to satisfy this requirement. 

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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Entrance Requirements
Advisor approval.  Completion of Core Areas I-V.  Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.  Minimum overall GPA of 2.8 or higher in Areas I, II, III, and V.  Documentation of career goals. Academic advising for the intended Consumer Journalism major takes place in the Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics Department.
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High-Demand Major–Selection Criteria
  • Overall GPA of 2.8 or higher in Core Areas I, II, III, and V
  • Essay that states career goals
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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 (48 hours)
    (A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for each course)
    FACS 2000 
    FHCE 2010 
    FHCE 5900
    FHCE 5910/7910 (3 credit hours)
    Any 3- hour W-suffix course 

    Choose fifteen (15) hours from one or more of the following major focus areas:
    FACS 5915/7915 - International Internship in FACS (maximum 9 hours)
    FDNS - Culinary Science and Nutrition 
    FHCE - Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics 
    HDFS - Human Development and Family Science
    TXMI - Fashion Merchandising

    Choose twelve (12) hours from one or more of the following for the Communication Focus area:  ADPRAGCMCOMMEMSTJOUR, JRLC, NMIX, ECHD 3130-ECHD 3130L 
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    Major Electives (9 hours)
    (A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for each course)

    Choose any combination to total nine (9) hours from the following: ADPR, EMST, ENTR, FACS 5910/7910, FACS 5711/7711, FACS 5915/7915,FACS 5950/7950, FDNS, FHCE, FHCE 5710/7710, FHCE 5910/7910 (internship - maximum of 6 hours), HDFS, JOUR, JRLC, NMIX, POLS, TXMI

    Major elective courses may count toward minor requirements. 
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    General Electives (12-14 hours)
    Any level
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    (This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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