Family and Consumer Sciences - Human Sciences (Bachelor of Science)

The concentration in Human Sciences offers the educational background needed for positions in a variety of human and community service positions, including cooperative extension service, business, social services, and community agencies. The concentration provides an overall discipline-based knowledge in all areas of Family and Consumer Sciences in a traditional and an online format.

In addition to courses noted below, candidates for graduation must successfully complete all JSU Academic Regulations. More information about general education requirements can be found in the Summary of Degrees/Requirements section of the catalog.

Plan of Study Grid
EH Composition sequence 3
MS 110 Finite Mathematics (or higher) 3
History 3
FCS 122 Fundamentals of Food Preparation and Meal Management 3
FCS 131 Clothing Construction 3
SSC 101 First Year Experience 0
EH Composition sequence 3
EH 141 Speech 3
History 3
PSY 201 Principles of Psychology 3
SY 221 Introduction to Sociology 3
Literature 3
Natural Science 4
HPE 109 Concepts of Wellness 3
CS 201 Introduction to Information Technology 3
FCS 371 Management of Family Resources 3
Literature 3
Natural Science 4
EC 221 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FCS 215
Introductory Nutrition
or Normal Nutrition
FCS 200 Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences 2
FCS 331
Fashion Fundamentals and Merchandising
or Family Clothing
FCS 335
Visual Merchandising
or Virtual Merchandising
FCS 355 Family Life Education (WI) 3
MGT 301 Principles of Management 3
Select from the following: 3
Lifespan Human Development (WI)  
The Developing Child  
Contemporary Issues in Human Development  
Child Growth and Development (WI)
and Child Growth and Development Laboratory (WI)
Fine Arts 3
FCS 327 Nutrition in the Life Cycle 3
FCS 350 Lifespan Human Development (WI) 3
FCS 354 Career Paths in Human Sciences 3
FCS 471 Family Housing and Interiors 3
General Electives 3
FCS 325
Quantity Food Production
or Food Safety and Sanitation
FCS 332 Social Cultural Aspects of Apparel 3
FCS 459 Family Interaction 3
FCS 464 Practicum in Human Sciences (WI) 3
MKT 301 Principles of Marketing 3
FCS 338 Community Nutrition 3
FCS 458 Research and Statistical Methods in FCS 3
MGT 305
Organizational Behavior
or Entrepreneurship
or Human Resource Management (WI)
SPE 300 Survey of Exceptional Children and Youth 3
 Total Hours121