Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Major: Family & Consumer Sciences Education
Degree Type: B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 124
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses numbered 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institution.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU resident credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Resident credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
The Family & Consumer Sciences Education Specialty requirements also includes those courses listed in the general education categories of Social & Behavioral Sciences and Science & Technology.
|Family & Consumer Sciences Education Requirements|
|CHEM 117||Chemical Concepts and Applications (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|CSCI 114||Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|or CSCI 116||Business Use of Computers|
|ENGL 358||Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|Teaching Specialty Requirements|
|ADHM 155||Apparel Construction and Fit||3|
|or ADHM 101||Beginning Apparel Construction|
|ADHM 410||Dress in World Cultures||3|
|or ADHM 486||Dress and Human Behavior|
|HDFS 186||Consumer and Society||3|
|HDFS 230||Life Span Development||3|
|or PSYC 250||Developmental Psychology|
|HDFS 242||Couples, Marriages and Families||3|
|HDFS 250||Introduction to Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences||3|
|HDFS 275||Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life||3|
|HDFS 341||Parent-Child Relations||3|
|HDFS 357||Personal and Family Finance||3|
|HDFS 462||Methods of Family Life Education||3|
|H&CE 469||Housing Education and Issues||3|
|HNES 200||Principles of Nutrition (May satisfy general education category W)||3|
|HNES 217||Personal and Community Health||3|
|Food Selection and Preparation Principles|
and Food Selection and Preparation Principles Laboratory
|Housing/Design/Consumer Education: Select one of the following:||3|
|History of Interiors I|
|History of Interiors II|
|Professional Education Requirements|
|EDUC 321||Introduction to Teaching||3|
|EDUC 322||Educational Psychology||3|
|EDUC 451||Instructional Planning, Methods and Assessment||3|
|EDUC 486||Classroom Management for Diverse Learners||3|
|EDUC 489||Teaching Students of Diverse Backgrounds||3|
|H&CE 232||Philosophy and Policy||3|
|H&CE 467||Advising Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America||3|
|H&CE 468||Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences I: Techniques||3|
|H&CE 482||Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences II: Professional Practices||3|
|H&CE 483||Student Teaching Seminar||1|
|H&CE 487||Student Teaching||9|
|H&CE 488||Applied Student Teaching||3|
Degree Requirements and Notes
- GPA of 2.75 or better in the teaching specialty is required for placement in student teaching and exit from the program.
- A grade of ‘C’ or better is required in all Professional Education Requirement courses.
- A GPA of 2.75 or better in professional education as well as passing the appropriate Praxis II exam are required to exit the program.
- See School of Education for admission requirements.