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).

Check out the course rotation before scheduling your classes.

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)

Total hours16
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

Second Semester (Spring)

Total hours17
PLS 101 American Democracy and Citizenship 3
KIN 210 Healthy Lifestyles: Preventive Approaches 3
BIO 101 Biology in Your World
or BIO 111 Laboratory for Biology in Your World
CFD 160 Principles of Development in Early Childhood 3
CFD 163 Relationships in Today's Families 3
CSC 101 (Course no longer offered. Review course number changes.) -0

Third Semester (Fall)

Total hours17
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
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

Fourth Semester (Spring)

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

Fifth Semester (Fall)

Total hours16
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
HSP 321 Principles of Food Preparation 3

Sixth Semester (Spring)

Total hours17
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

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

Total hours14
SFR 486 Management and Assessment in the Middle and Secondary Classroom 3
FCS 335 Presentation Techniques 3
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

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

Total hours15
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

* 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.