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College of Education

Bachelor of Science - Human Development and Family Studies

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences 

General Education

 

Semester Hours

ACAD 101 Principles of the Learning Academy

1

Shared Skills and Proficiencies
   
Writing and Critical Thinking    
WRIT 101 Composition

3

    HMXP 102      Human Experience 3
CRTW 201 Critical Reading, Thinking & Writing

3

    Oral Communication Met in major with HDFS 573
0
    Technology    
     CSCI 101 & 3 from 101A, B, C, D, F, I, P & N Intro to Comp Info Processing & labs 3
    Intensive Writing See approved list 3
    Constitution Requirement See approved list; may be met with other requirement 0-3
    Physical Activity See approved list; 1
Thinking Critically Across Disciplines    
Global Perspectives Met in major with EDCI 210

0

Historical Perspectives See approved list;

3

Introducing Students to Broad Disciplinary Perspectives

 

Social Science  

 

     SOCL 201 Principles of Sociology 3
     PSYC 101 General Psychology 3
Humanities and Arts See approved list;

6

Quantitative Skills and Natural Science (3 courses) 9-12
    Quantitative Skills See approved list; (3-8)
Natural Science See approved list; [Must include a lab science.  If 2 courses taken, must be in 2 different
groups:  Life, Physical, Earth.]

(3-8)

Subtotal   41-47
Professional Courses (C or better in each course required and cannot be taken on the S/U basis)

40

    EDCI 210 Home-School Comm Partnerships with Diverse Families 3
HDFS 101 Intro to Human Development and Family Studies

1

HDFS 350 Parenting Through the Lifespan

3

    HDFS 450 Family Stress and Resilience 3
HDFS 500 Family Life Education

3

HDFS 502 Family Resource Management

3

HDFS 573 Career Education

3

HDFS 595 Internship in FACS

3

    HLTH 506 Human Sexuality 3
NUTR 221 Human Nutrition

3

    PSYC 206 Developmental Psychology 3
SOCL 305 Marriage and the Family

3

    SCWK 523
Family and Children:  Policies & Services 3
 
Specialization  

17-18

Electives  

15-22

Total  

120

     
Specializations:    
 
Adolescent Studies-Select 6 courses
 

18

    EDUC 200 Developmental Sciences and the Context of Poverty 3
    HLTH 300 Personal and Community Health 3
    HLTH 501 Substance Abuse Education 3
    MLED 310 Developmental Aspects of the Middle Level Learner 3
SOCL 332 Sociology of Conflict and Conflict Resolution

3

SOCL 314 Race and Ethnic Relations

3

PSYC 213 Abnormal Psychology

3

 
Consumer Studies-Select 6 courses
 

18

    ENTR 373 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3
    FACS 211 Product Construction and Design 3
    FACS 501 Residential Technology 3
MGMT 321 Management and Leadership 

3

    MGMT 355 Business Communication and Professional Development 3
MCOM 241 Media Writing

3

MCOM 370 Public Relations Principles

3

SUST 102 Intro to Sustainability

3

 
Early Childhood Studies-Select 6 courses  

17

EDCI 320 Early Intervention for Young Children with Special Needs

 2

ECED 300 Foundations of Early Childhood Education

3

ECED 395 Creative Activities for Young Children

3

EDUC 200 Developmental Sci and Context of Poverty

3

SPED 281 Intro to Special Education

3

SPED 561 or 582 Children with Learning Disabilities, Intellectual Disabilities

3

  1. Entering freshmen can declare Human Development and Family Studies as a major.
  2. All Human Development and Family Studies students must achieve a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 prior to registering for any Family and Consumer Sciences courses except FACS 101.
  3. Students may elect to do a minor in a related field as part of their free electives.
  4. Students must have maintained a C or better in concentration classes as well as HDFS Professional courses.
  5. HDFS 101, 500, and 573 are pre-requisites for the internship.
  6. A maximum of 15 credit hours (including the internship) are allowed during the semester in which the internship is taken.
  7. The internship site must be approved by the HDFS program in the semester preceding the internship.  An application must be filled out by the stated due date.
  8. Students who successfully complete the HDFS program are eligible to apply for the Certified Family Life Educator Credential. Students are required to complete the HDFS Professional Core at Winthrop to be recommended for Certification.
Additional Requirements:
  1. Students must meet all University requirements and earn a cumulative grade point average of 2.25 or greater in order to graduate.
  2. The following courses are restricted to Human Development and Family Studies majors or minors in good standing (a 2.25 minimum cumulative grade point average):
    • FACS 211, HDFS 350, 500, and 595.
  3. Complete a minimum of 40 hours of courses numbered above 299. In order to meet this University requirement, students may have to take courses above 299 as their electives.

For additional degree requirements, please visit the Degree Requirements page.

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