Suggested Course of Study

B.S. in Family Studies

Freshman

First Semester

EN 101 English Composition I 3 hrs
COM 101 Oral Communication 3hrs
Natural Sciences w/Lab 4 hrs
Quantifying Skills 3 hrs
Health Related 1-3 hrs
UN 101 Freshman Seminar 1 hr

Total: 15-17 hrs

Second Semester

EN 102 English Composition II 3 hrs
History 3 hrs
Natural Sciences w/Lab 4 hrs
Math or Computer Applications 3 hrs
FS 203 Professional Issues 2 hrs
FS 225 Mgmt. of Family Resources 3 hrs

Total: 18 hrs

Sophomore

First Semester

Literature 3 hrs
Fine Arts History/Appreciation 3 hrs
COM 201 Relational Communication 3 hrs
PSY 201 Intro to APA Style 1 hrs
PSY 206 Human Growth & Dev. 3 hrs
FS 290 Intro to Research 3 hrs

Total: 16 hrs

Second Semester

Philosophy (non-Religion) 3 hrs
History OR Literature OR Fine Arts 3 hrs
Science or Math 3 hrs
FS 230 Intimate Relationships 3 hrs
FS 306 Marriage & the Family 3 hrs
Elective/Minor hours

Total: 18 hrs

Junior

First Semester

Science or Math 3 hrs
FS 330 Human Sexuality & Soc. 3 hrs
FS 382 Theories in Family Studies 3 hrs
Elective/Minor hours

Total: 15 hrs

Second Semester

PLG 432 Family Law 3 hrs
FS Families in Soc. option (FS 316) 3 hrs
FS 392 Families in Crisis & Rehab. 3 hrs
PSY 454 Applied Statistics 3 hrs  
Elective/Minor hours

Total: 15 hrs

Senior

First Semester

FS Families in Soc. option (FS 351) 3 hrs
FS 401 Families & Public Policy 3hrs
FS 468 Parenting in Contem. Soc. 3 hrs
PSY 455 Research in Hum. Beh. Sci. 3 hrs
FS 497 Pre-Internship Orientation 1 hr   
Elective/Minor hours

Total: 16 hrs

Second Semester

FS 465 Program Planning & Eval. 3 hrs
FS 499 Field Exp. in FS Occ. 6 hrs
Elective/Minor hours
 

Total: 15 hrs

Majors require a minimum of 124 credit hours to graduate. For most students, this means taking 16-17 hours per semester (not including summers) and includes approximately 25 elective or minor hours.