Family and Consumer Sciences Education - B.S.F.C.S.


Degree Requirements

Entrance Requirements for the Major

General Education Core Curriculum
(Selected with the advice of an academic advisor)

Area VI
Major Requirements
College-wide Requirements must be satisfied in order to graduate with this major


I. Foundation Courses (9 hours)

ENGL 1101 or ENGL 1101E or ENGL 1101S 
ENGL 1102 or ENGL 1102E or ENGL 1103 or ENGL 1050H or ENGL 1060H  
MATH 1101 or MATH 1113 or MATH 1113E or MATH 2200 or MATH 2250 or MATH 2250E or MATH 2300H or MATH 2400 or MATH 2400H or MATH 2410 or MATH 2410H or STAT 2000 or STAT 2000E

II. Sciences (7-8 hours)

At least one of the physical science or life science courses must include a laboratory.
Physical Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): (CHEM 1110, CHEM 1110L)

Life Sciences (3-4 hours)
Preferred Course(s): BIOL 1103 or BIOL 1107 or BIOL 2107H


III. Quantitative Reasoning (3-4 hours)

Preferred Course(s): STAT 2000 


IV. World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts (12 hours)

Note: Course credit received as a result of a score on a departmental foreign language placement test will not satisfy the General Education Core Curriculum requirements in Area IV, World Languages and Global Culture, Humanities and the Arts.
World Languages and Global Culture (9 hours)
Preferred Course(s): Choose three World Languages and Cultures Courses 

Humanities and the Arts (3 hours)
Preferred Course(s):  COMM 1110 or COMM 2150H


V. Social Sciences (9 hours)

  • Students who have not met the Georgia and U.S. Constitution requirement by examination should enroll in POLS 1101 or POLS 1101E or POLS 1101H.
  • A passing grade on an examination on the history of the United States and Georgia is required to satisfy the United States and Georgia History Requirement for all persons receiving a baccalaureate degree from the University, unless exempted by one of the following courses: HIST 2111, HIST 2111E, HIST 2111H, HIST 2112, HIST 2112E, HIST 2112H, HIST 3080H. Examinations are given at University Testing Services. Reexamination is permitted. Contact University Testing Services at (706) 542-3183 for information.
Preferred Course(s):

(HIST 2111 or HIST 2111H  or HIST 2112 or HIST 2112H) and (POLS 1101 or POLS 1101H) and PSYC 1101


Major Requirements

A baccalaureate degree program must require at least 21 semester hours of upper division courses in the major field and at least 39 semester hours of upper division work overall.

Required Courses (34 hours)
A grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required. 
EDIT 2000 or EDIT 2000E
FACS 2000 or FACS 2000E
FACS 2001
TXMI 2100 or TXMI 2100E
WFED 2450 (1 hour)
WFED 3450 (1 hour)
WFED 4010/6010
WFED 4350/6350
WFED 4360/6360
WFED 5460 (12 hours)
WFED 5550/7550* or WFED 5550E/7550E* or EDSE 4030/6030* or EDSE 4030E/6030E*

Note: All teacher education candidates are required to have a GaPSC pre-service certificate prior to beginning field experience. Click on the link for the Pre-Service Requirements and instructions:

*Beginning July 1, 2019, all teacher education candidates must have a grade of B or higher in the exceptional children course requirements for certification. 

Major Electives (26 hours)
A Grade of "C" (2.0) or higher is required for all major elective courses.

Select 26 hours of course work from the following categories: 

Early Childhood Education and Community Service 
HDFS 2200 or HDFS 2200E or HDFS 2200H 
HDFS 2950 or HDFS 2950E 

Family and Interpersonal Relationships 
HDFS 3920
HDFS 4860/6860

Foods, Nutrition and Wellness
(NUTR 3600, NUTR 3600L)
NUTR 4640E/6640E 

Resource Management 
FHCE 3100 or FHCE 3100E 
FHCE 3200 or FHCE 3200E 

Housing, Interiors, and Living Environments 
FHCE 3300 or FHCE 3300E 
TXMI 2350

TXMI 3210 or TXMI 3210E 

Major elective courses may count toward minor requirements.

Requirements for Teacher Certification:
To be considered a UGA program completer and to be eligible for a Certificate of Eligibility in an initial educator preparation program, you must complete the following assessments:
  • Child Abuse and FERPA Trainings (CA-FERPA)
  • Dyslexia Trainings
  • Passing score on Dispositions
  • Passing score on Intern Keys
  • Passing score on Program Key Assessments (PKAs)
  • Completion of MFECOE Exit Survey
  • Attendance of certification session
  • MFECOE Ethics Training Assessment
  • MFECOE Professional Ethics and Conduct Agreement (PECA Contract)
  • GaPSC Grade Band Requirement Met
  • GACE Content Assessment (Certification Requirement)
  • GaPSC Educator Ethics Assessment - 360 (Certification Requirement) 

For detailed information on the program completion requirements, visit

(This total does not include the 1-hour P.E. requirement)