Family and Consumer Sciences Education - 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 
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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)
Preferred Course(s): CHEM 1110 and CHEM 1110L


Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 2107H 

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III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): STAT 2000 

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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)
Preferred Course(s): Choose three World Languages and Cultures Courses 

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): HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H  or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H 
POLS 1101 or POLS 1105H 
HDFS 2200 or PSYC 1101


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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 (33 hours)
A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required. 
EDIT 2000 or EDIT 2000E
FACS 2000
TXMI 2100
WFED 2450 (1 hour)
WFED 3450 (1 hour)
WFED 4010/6010
WFED 4350/6350
WFED 4360/6360
WFED 5460 (12 hours)
WFED 5550/7550 or WFED 5550E/7550E or SPED 3050 or SPED 3050E

Note: All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions:
http://epr.coe.uga.edu/gapsc/pre-service-certificate/ 
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Major Electives (24-25 hours)
A Grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for all major elective courses.

Option I - Select Two Areas of Emphasis
Choose two Areas of Emphasis from the following:
Community Outreach
Culinary
Early Childhood
Financial Planning
Foods and Nutrition
Interiors, Fashion and Textiles 

Option II - Select One Area of Emphasis
Choose one Area of Emphasis from the following:
Community Outreach
Culinary
Early Childhood
Financial Planning
Foods and Nutrition
Interiors, Fashion and Textiles 

Choose 12 hours of additional course work from any Family and Consumer Sciences Education Area of Emphasis in FDNSFHCE, HDFS, TXMI.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Areas of Emphasis
Area of Emphasis: Community Outreach (select 12 hours from the following)
ALDR 3900S or FHCE 4340S/6340S  
FHCE 3000 or FHCE 3005 or FHCE 5710/7710
FHCE 3010 
FHCE 3300 or FHCE 3305 or FHCE 3300E
FHCE 4400/6400 or FHCE 4400E/6400E 

Area of Emphasis: Culinary (12 hours)
FDNS 3600, FDNS 3600L
FDNS 3610, FDNS 3610L
FDNS 4610/6610
FDNS 4640/6640
FDNS 5930 (3 hours)  

Area of Emphasis: Financial Planning (12 hours)
FHCE 3200 or FHCE 3200E  
FHCE 3260  
FHCE 4200
FHCE 4210
FHCE 4230

Area of Emphasis: Early Childhood (12 hours)
HDFS 2950-2950L
HDFS 3900
HDFS 3920
HDFS 4860/6860
HDFS 4870/6870
HDFS 4880/6880
HDFS 5130/7130

Area of Emphasis: Foods and Nutrition (13 hours)
FDNS 3600, FDNS 3600L
FDNS 4050/6050 or FDNS 4050E/6050E
FDNS 4630/6630
FDNS 4640/6640 
FDNS 4646/6646 

Area of Emphasis: Interiors, Fashion and Textiles (12 hours)
TXMI 2350
TXMI 2360
TXMI 3210
TXMI 3500
TXMI 4220

Major elective courses may count toward minor requirements. 
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General Electives (2-3 hours)
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(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)
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