BS Four-Year Degree Plan: Family Studies Track

The following is a sample schedule for this major – your actual schedule may vary.

Meet with your advisor and find out the class schedule before scheduling classes.

Missouri State is committed to helping you graduate in four years.

The following degree plan is based on the 2020-21 catalog and Missouri State general education requirements.

First semester (fall)

CoursesHours
GEP 101 First-Year Foundations 2
ENG 110 Writing I 3
CFD 150 Introduction to Child and Family Development 1
BIO 101 Biology in Your World 3
BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World 1
PSY 121 Introductory Psychology 3
Total hours13

Second semester (spring)

CoursesHours
COM 115 Fundamentals of Public Speaking 3
HST 121 Survey of the History of the United States to 1877
or HST 122 Survey of the History of the United States since 1877
3
MTH 130 Contemporary Mathematics 3
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
GEC109 - Physical Sciences - General Education 3
Total hours15

Third semester (fall)

CoursesHours
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
GEC112 - The Arts - General Education 3
GEC116 - Public Issues - General Education (SOC152 preferred) 3
CFD 110 Health, Safety and Nutrition 3
CFD 155 Principles of Human Development 3
Total hours15

Fourth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood 3
ENG 210 Writing II: Writing Across the Disciplines 3
GEC115 - Cultural Competence - General Education (SWK219 preferred) 3
CFD 250 Parenting in Contemporary Society 3
GEC111 - Humanities - General Education 3
Total hours15

Fifth semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CFD 305 Multicultural Studies in Child and Family Development 3
CFD 365 Families in Later Life
or CFD 306 Death, Separation, and Loss
3
FCS 373 Family Economics 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective - PSY307 sugg. for CFLE certificate 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective - SWK544 suggested 3
Total hours15

Sixth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 361 Principles of Family Development 3
COM 506 Family Communication 3
CFD 534 Applied Interpersonal Communication Skills 1
CFD 560 Family Engagement 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours16

Seventh semester (fall)

CoursesHours
CFD 366 Preparation for the Professional Internship 1
CFD 532 Family Advocacy 3
CFD 557 Growth and Development: Middle Childhood to Adolescence 3
CFD 533 Principles of Family Life Education 4
CFD 562 Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect 3
CFD 563 Administration of Programs for Children and Families 3
Total hours17

Eighth semester (spring)

CoursesHours
CFD 466 Internship in Programs for Children, Youth, Adults, and Families 6
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Advisor Approved Support Elective 2
Advisor Approved Support Elective 3
Total hours14
Degree plan last reviewed 08-26-2020.