Family & Consumer Sciences

Degree Programs

Child and Family Studies

General Studies

The General Studies requirements for Chadron State College are available on a separate page for easy reference.

The Degree of Bachelor of Arts with a Comprehensive Major in Family & Consumer Sciences

A student must complete the General Studies requirements, the following core requirements, & one of the options listed below. Consultation with an advisor is recommended to help plan the sequencing of classes.

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20

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Child & Family Studies Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 20
EDUC 231 Play, Art, Music for Early Childhood 3
EDUC 232

EDUC 233
Sci, Math, & Soc. Sci. for Early Child
or
Lit & Lang Arts for Early Childhood
3
FCS 237 Guidance Tech in Human Relations 3
FCS 238 Prenatal & Infant Development 3
FCS 239 Partners in Early Childhood Education 3
FCS 321a Curriculum Development in FCS 2
FCS 423 Program Management 3
SPED 332 Language & Learning Disorders 3
Total hours 50
Note: Students selecting this option must complete FCS 448/448L in Core requirements.

Family Studies Option

Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 20
CTE 431 Introduction to Special Needs 3
FCS 236 Food & Meals Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 237 Guidance Tech. in Human Relations 3
FCS 238 Prenatal & Infant Development 3
FCS 239 Partners in Early Childhood Development 3
FCS 335 Families in Society 3
FCS 390 Internship 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
FCS 457 Nutrition for Community Wellness 3
LS 236 Family Law 3
Total hours 50

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Design & Merchandising

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20
 
Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 20
FCS 135 Alteration & Construction Tech 3
FCS 224 Housing & Interior Design 3
FCS 340 Current Trends in Design 3
FCS 341 Textiles 4
FCS 390 Internship 3
Select a minimum of 12 credit hours from the following courses:
ART 229 Introduction to Graphic Design 3
ART 233 Introductory Photography 3
ART 323 Creative Photography 3
ART 331 Watercolor 3
ART 338

ART 339

ART 340
Art History Survey I
or
Art History Survey II
or
Twentieth Century Art Survey
3
BA 337 Business Law 3
BA 432 Business Ownership 3
DTE 360b Residential & Commercial Planning 3
DTE 360c Architectural Design 3
DTE 360l Landscape Design 3
MGMT 230 Principles of Management 3
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
MKTG 334 Entrepreneurship-Imagination/Opp 3
MKTG 335 Entrepreneurship-Business Start Up 3
MKTG 336 Entrepreneurship-Promotions & Adv 3
MKTG 338 Buyer Behavior 3

Health & Human Services

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20
Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 20
CTE 431 Intro Spec Needs Prog CTE 3
FCS 234 Intro Health & Human Services 3
FCS 390 Internship in FCS 3
FCS 427 Worksite Wellness 3
FCS 434 Iss Health & Human Services 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
FCS 457 Nutrition/Community Wellness 3
FCS 467 Epidemiology/Global Health 3
LS 235

LS 236
Administrative Law
or
Family Law
3
MATH 232

PSYC 238
Applied Statistics
or
Intro to Behavioral Statistics
3
Total hours 50
Note: Students pursuing this option MUST take FCS 335 [F/S(79/99)] and CA 230. (See General Studeies Requirements).
RHOP:This option is part of the Rural Health Opportunities Program, Option: Master of Public Health.

Nutrition & Wellness

Core Requirements

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 122 Perspectives in FCS 2
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
Total hours 20
Number Course Title Hours
Core Requirements 20
CA 353 Health Communications 3
FCS 236 Food & Meals Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 390 Internship in FCS 3
FCS 417 Lifespan Welness 3
FCS 427 Worksite Wellness 3
FCS 447 Nutrition for Sport & Wellness 3
FCS 457 Nutrition for Community Wellness 3
FCS 467 Epidemiology & Global Health 3
HPER 124 & 124L Anatomical Kinesiology & Lab 2
HPER 232 & 232L Physiological Kinesiology & Lab 3
HPER 336 Fitness Evaluation & Prescription 3
MATH 232

PSYC 238
Applied Statistics
or
Intro to Behavioral Statistics
3
Total hours 55
Note: Students pursuing this option MUST take CHEM 121 or CHEM 140 & 140L, BIOL 121 & 121L, FCS 436 and AGRI 431. (See General Studies Requirements.)

FCS Education (6-12)

A student must complete the General Studies requirements & Professional Education requirements in addition to the following field endorsement courses:

Number Course Title Hours
CTE 434 Principles & Philosophy of CTE 3
CTE 438 Coordination Techniques/WBL 3
FCS 122 Perspectives in Family & Con. Sci 2
FCS 135

FCS 224
Alteration & Construction Techniques
or
Housing & Interior Design
3
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 236 Food & Meals Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 314 Future Focus 1
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 335 Families in Society 3
FCS 340 Current Trends in Design 1
FCS 341 Textiles 4
FCS 417 Lifespan Wellness 3
FCS 421 Organization, Admin & Curr of FCS 2
FCS 422 Professional Career Development 2
FCS 435 Consumer Science 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
FCS 447

FCS 457
Nutrition for Sport & Wellness
or
Nutrition for Community Wellness
3
Total hours 51

Minors and Academic Certificates in FCS

Child and Family

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 237 Guidance Tech in Human Relations 3
FCS 238 Prenatal & Infant Development 3
FCS 320 Aging and Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
Total hours 18

Nutrition and Wellness

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 236 Food & Meals Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 417 Lifespan Wellness 3
FCS 427 Worksite Wellness 3
FCS 447 Nutrition for Sport & Wellness 3
FCS 457 Nutrition for Community Wellness 3
Total hours 18

Textiles and Fashion

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 135 Alteration & Construction Tech 3
FCS 224 Housing & Interior Design 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 340 Current Trends in Design 3
FCS 341 Textiles 4
MKTG 231 Principles of Marketing 3
Total hours 19

Family Life

A student may be awarded a certificate in Family Life upon successful completion of the following requirements:

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 320 Aging & Death 3
FCS 331 Resource Management 3
FCS 335 Families in Society 3
FCS 437 Family Strengths 3
Total hours 12

Parenting

A student may be awarded a certificate in Parenting upon successful completion of the following requirements:

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 139 Human Development 3
FCS 237 Guidance Tech in Human Relations 3
FCS 238 Prenatal & Infant Development 3
FCS 239 Partners in Early Childhood Ed 3
Total hours 12

Wellness

A student may be awarded a certificate in Wellness upon successful completion of the following requirements:

Number Course Title Hours
FCS 236 Food & Meals Across the Lifespan 3
FCS 247 Nutrition 3
FCS 417 Lifespan Wellness 3
FCS 447 Nutrition for Sport & Wellness 3
FCS 457 Nutrition for Community Wellness 3
Total hours 15

Four Year Planning Schedule for Family & Consumer Sciences

Four Year Course Plan