BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Family and Consumer Sciences Education

To receive a bachelor’s degree in family and consumers sciences education, it will take four years to complete the entire degree.

This model degree plan does not take into account dual credit or transfer credit that a student may bring with him or her upon admission to the University.

It is recommended that the student has completed their Missouri Educator Profile (MEP), Missouri General Education Assessment (MoGEA), and been admitted to the program before the beginning of their fourth semester. Students should take their Missouri Content Assessment (MoCA) by their seventh semester. During their fourth year (eighth semester), the student should take their Missouri Pre-Service Teacher Assessment (MoPTA).

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The family and consumer sciences education program can be achieved in four years (a total of eight semesters) following the plan below:

The following degree plan is based on the general education program instituted in fall 2014. For the previous general education requirements, please access these Student Transition Resources.

First Semester (Fall)

GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
MTH 130 or Higher 3
FCS 120 Family Health and Nutrition 3
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development 3
Total hours16

Second Semester (Spring)

PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
BIO 101 or BIO 111 1-3
CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood 3
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. View course number changes.)
Total hours17

Third Semester (Fall)

HST 121 or HST 122 3
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
HID 140 Fundamentals of Design and Interiors 3
CHM 107 Chemistry for the Citizen 3
CHM 108 Chemistry for the Citizen Laboratory 1
Culture and Society: Humanities Perspective 3
Total hours17

Fourth Semester (Spring)

SOC 150 Introduction to Society 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
General Education 3
HRA 210 Introduction to Hospitality Leadership 3
HRA 218 Safety and Sanitation 3
Total hours16

Fifth Semester (Fall)

CFD 250 Parenting in Contemporary Society 3
SEC 302 General Methods of Instruction in the Middle and Secondary Schools 3
FCS 472 Resource Management Theory and Practicum 3
FCS 373 Family Economics 3
HRA 321 Principles of Food Preparation 3
Total hours16

Sixth Semester (Spring)

FCS 301 Textiles, Apparel, and Fashion 3
EDC 345 Introduction to Multicultural Education and Diversity 3
PSY 360 Educational Psychology 3
CFD 361 Principles of Family Development 3
General Education 3
Total hours17

Seventh Semester (Fall) *Before enrolling a student must be admitted into the teacher education program.

SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
FCS 335 Presentation Techniques 2
FCS 512 Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences 3
FCS 507 Student Organizations in Family and Consumer Sciences 1
EDC 350 School and Society 3
RDG 474 Reading and Writing in the Content Fields 3
SPE 340 Educational Alternative for Exceptional Students 2
Total hours14

Eighth Semester (Spring) *Before enrolling a student must be admitted into the teacher education program.

FCS 515 Organization of Family and Consumer Sciences Programs 3
FCS 493 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences) 6
FCS 494 Supervised Teaching (Family and Consumer Sciences) 6
Total hours15

* Before a student can be admitted into the Professional Education program and proceed with these professional courses they must: have an overall and major GPA of 2.50 or higher; pass all portions of CBASE with 265 or more; have a grade of "C" or better in COM 115, EDC 150, and SEC 302; have an ACT score on file; have earned at least 45 credit hours; have a Highway Patrol background check; and have Portfolio Checkpoint 1 completed.