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
  3 hours
*ENGL 101 or
ENGL 101HG
Freshman Composition
Freshman Composition Honors
3 hours
MATH 105 or
MATH 151 or
MATH 161G
Finite Mathematics
College Algebra with Fundamentals
College 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

COMM 210 or
COMM 211G
Communicating in the Classroom
Introduction to Public Speaking
3 hours
PSYC 101G General Psychology I 3 hours
*ENGL 102 or
ENGL 102HG
Critical Reading and Writing
Critical Reading and Writing Honors                                        
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
World Literature
English Literature
American Literature
3 hours
Physical
Science
ElectiveG
  3 hours
*HSM 275 or
NURS 214
Anatomy, Physiology, and Medical Terms for
Healthcare Managers

Medical terminology
3 hours
††FCS 302  Family and Individual Development over the Lifespan 3 hours
††FCS 304  Parenting: Issues and Education  3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††FCS 321   3 hours
History
ElectiveG
  3 hours
Second
Science
SequenceG
  3 hours
*PSYC 220 or
SW 360 or
FCS 497
Principles of Research Deign
Social Work Research Methods and Design
Applied Research in Family and Consumer Sciences             
3 hours
††FCS 342 Nutrition 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

 

THIRD YEAR

First Semester

††CL 414 or
NURS 215 or
NURS 341
Child and Family Perspectives on Death, Dying, and Loss
Death, Dying and the Grieving Process
Integrated Spirituality, Health, and Nursing
3 hours
††FCS 325 Introduction to Child Life 3 hours
††FCS 412 Family Stress and Coping 3 hours
††FCS 441 Family Relations 3 hours
††FCS 324 Theory and Guidance of Play 3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††FCS 345 Nutrition Through the Lifecycle 3 hours
††FCS 328 Child Life: Assessment, Preparation, and Therapeutic Play 3 hours
*ENGL 322 Introduction to Professional and Technical Writing 3 hours
††FCS 346 Child Life Practicum 3 hours
††FCS 448 Communication, Aging and Social Interaction  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 320 or
FCS 322
Infant and Toddler Development
Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
3 hours
††FCS 487 or
FCS 326
Field Experience in Human Development and Family Studies
Child Life Practicum
3 hours
  Total: 15 hours

 

Second Semester

††FCS 
Electives
  6 hours
Electives                                                                                            9 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
*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 a 3-credit hour (120 clock hours) Child Life Practicum (FCS 326) and a 12-credit hour (600 clock hours) Child Life Internship (FCS 487). Placements are dependent on formal acceptance into a hospital-based Child Life practicum/internship program. By utilizing both FCS and free electives for the practicum and internship courses, students will have the opportunity to complete the requirements necessary for exam eligibility within the FCS 120-hour degree plan.