University Catalogue

Curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences

Leading to the Degree of Bachelor of Science

Child Life Specialist Concentration

(see footnotes at bottom)


FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Social
Sciences
ElectiveG
  3 hours
Music, 
Visual Arts,
Dance, or
TheatreG,H
  3 hours
*ENGL 101G,H Freshman Composition 3 hours
MATH 105 or
MATH 151/161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with FundamentalsCollege Algebra
3 hours
SE 101 Freshman Academic Success at Southeastern                        2 hours
††FCS 100 Foundations of Family and Consumer Sciences 1 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

Elective   3 hours
PSYC 101G General Psychology I 3 hours
*ENGL 102G,H Critical Reading and Writing                                           3 hours
MATH 241G Elementary Statistics 3 hours
Biological
ScienceG
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours


 

SECOND  YEAR

First Semester

ENGL 230, or
ENGL 231, or
ENGL 232G,H
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Physical
Science
ElectiveG
  3 hours
*NURS 214 Medical terminology 3 hours
††FCS 242 Clothing and Human Behavior                                    3 hours
Elective   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††FCS 302 Family and Individual Development Over the Lifespan 3 hours
COMM 210 or
COMM 211G,H
Communicating in the Classroom
Introduction to Public Speaking
3 hours
Second
Science
SequenceG
  3 hours
††FCS 304 Parenting: Issues and Education 3 hours
††FCS 342 Nutrition 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

††FCS 345 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle 3 hours
††PSYC 220 or
SW 360
Principles of Research Design
Social Work Research Methods and Designs
3 hours
††FCS 412 Family Stress and Coping 3 hours
††FCS 441 Family Relations 3 hours
††FCS 321 Child Development 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††FCS 320 or 
FCS 322
Infant and Toddler Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
3 hours
††FCS 325 Introduction to Child Life 3 hours
††FCS 324 Theory and Guidance of Play 3 hours
††FCS 346 Professional Development in Family and Consumer Sciences 3 hours
††FCS 430 Current Trends in Family and Social Policy 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

FOURTH YEAR

First Semester

††FCS 421 Weight Management Principles 3 hours
††FCS 475 Family Resource Management 3 hours
††FCS 371 Family Finance and Consumer Education                           3 hours
††FCS 326 Child LIfe Practicum 3 hours
Elective   3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

Second Semester

††FCS 487 Field Experience in Human Development and Family Studies 6 hours
††FCS 487 Field Experience in Human Development and Family Studies 6 hours
History
Elective
  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours 

 

Total semester hours required 120

Southeastern 101 is not required of transfer or readmitted Southeastern students with 30 hours or more. Those students will replace Southeastern 101 with 2 hours of electives.

GGeneral Education Courses
HHonors students to take Honors course option:
ENGL 101 or 121H or 123H
ENGL 102 or 122H or 124H
ENGL 230 or 231 or 232 or 210H or 291H or 292H
HIST 101 or 102 or 201 or 202 or 101H or 102H or 201H or 202H
COMM 211 or 211H
GBIO 106 or 151H
GBIO 151 or 151H
Art Elective or HONR 191 
*Grade of "C" or better.
††Major Course Grade of "C" or better.

To be eligible for the National Child Life certification exam, students must complete SOC 300 and either NURS 215 or HS 439. Students must also complete 12 credit hours of FCS 487 in their final semester. By utilizing both FCS and free electives, students will have the opportunity to complete the requirements necessary for exam eligibility within the FCS 120-hour degree plan.