General Family & Consumer Sciences

This flexible curriculum is for students who have special interests in areas such as foods and journalism, interior design, or cooperative extension. A faculty advisor will help each student design his or her own program.

Students are encouraged to consider a complementary second major or minor to correspond to their career interests or goals. Those interested in interior design should consider art, business, and construction courses as suggested by the student’s academic advisor. Students interested in family/child development should consider courses in psychology and sociology as suggested by his or her academic advisor.

Students who wish to prepare for entrance to a graduate program in Human Development Counseling (HDC) may wish to consider an undergraduate major in 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.

Curriculum & Four Year Plan

Please visit the Undergrad Catalog for General FCS requirements.

First Semester

  • FCS 104(required)..................................2
  • ECO 100 or PSY 104...............................2
  • FCS 104.....................................................3
  • 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

  • FCS 400(required)................................1
  • 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 104 or ECO 100..........1
  • 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