General Family & Consumer Sciences

This individualized curriculum is for students with interest in various areas of family and consumer well-being, as well as outreach. Faculty advisors work with students to design their customized programs composed of relevant coursework, service learning projects and internships.

Students preparing for entrance to a graduate program in Human Development Counseling (HDC) may wish to consider an undergraduate major in General FCS. The study of FCS gives significant background to undergraduate students in cognate areas important to families today. This undergraduate major is articulated with the graduate major in counseling at Bradley with the Department of Educational Leadership and Human Development.

Students are encouraged to consider a complementary second major or minor to correspond to their career interests or goals. For example, students interested in family/child development should consider courses in psychology and sociology as suggested by an academic advisor.

Curriculum & Four Year Plan

Please visit the Undergrad Catalog for General FCS requirements.

First Semester

  • FCS 140(required)..................................2
  • ECO 100 or PSY 104...............................2
  • FCS 104.....................................................4
  • ENG 101.....................................................4
  • G.E. (HP or HL)..........................................3
  • EHS 120.....................................................1
  • Total hours..............................................16

Third Semester

  • FCS 130..........................................3
  • G.E. (BIO 121 or CHM 149)........................3
  • G.E. (WC)........................................3
  • FCS 341, 342 or 440 (required)...................3
  • Elective.........................................1
  • Total hours.............................16

Fifth Semester

  • FCS 233..........................................3
  • FCS 357..........................................3
  • G.E.(C2).........................................3
  • Electives........................................6
  • Total hours.............................15

Seventh Semester

  • Electives.......................................15
  • Total hours.............................16

Second Semester

  • FCS 246(required)...........2
  • COM 103.....................2
  • MTH 111 or MTH 101..........3
  • G.E. (FA)...................3
  • PSY 101 or ECO 100..........3
  • Total hours........16

Fourth Semester

  • FCS 303.....................3
  • FCS Elective................3
  • G.E. (NW)...................3
  • G.E. (TS)...................3
  • Elective....................3
  • Total hours........15

Sixth Semester

  • FCS 300(required)...........3
  • FCS Elective................3
  • Electives..................10
  • Total hours........16

Eighth Semester

  • FCS 460(required)...........1
    (or alternative to fulfill work experience)
  • Electives...................3
  • Total hours........15