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2008-2009 Academic Catalog 
2008-2009 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Family and Consumer Sciences (B.S.)

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Refer to requirements relating to Writing Enriched courses.

Concentrations in Dietetics and Family and Child Studies.

Total Hours for FACS Degree: 123-131

with Dietetics Concentration: 131

with Family and Child Studies Concentration: 123


2Must select from ART 101, 102, 105, 217, 218, 228, 245, 351, 361, 362, 363, 364, 365, 367, 368, MUSC 315, 318, 319W, 353, or THEA 161.

Concentration in Dietetics

Total Hours: 89

Concentration in Dietetics is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE) of the American Dietetic Association (ADA). Students who declare the Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Dietetics as their major are not automatically admitted into the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD). Students must meet all requirements and make application for admission.

  • Eligibility to Apply to the DPD: The student must have met the following criteria by the end of the semester that the application is made:
    • Completed all courses as outlined in the handbook for dietetic students.
    • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
    • Have no grade below “C” in any DPD or NUFS course.
  • Application Process: The student must obtain an application form from the DPD Director during the first semester of the junior year and submit by the end of that semester.
  • Successful Program Completion: Part of the educational training is a field experience in local facilities. In order to enroll in this field experience class (NUFS 459) and receive a Verification Statement that acknowledges successful completion of the DPD, a student must have an overall GPA of 2.8, no grade below “C” in any DPD or NUFS course, and must have successfully completed a competency examination.
  •  NUFS 350

Concentration in Family and Child Studies

Total Hours: 86

Concentration in Family and Child Studies is designed for students who wish to work with families by counseling them on how to enhance their quality of life through better budgeting, improved decision-making and communication skills, economical housing selection, and assisting individuals with disabilities in managing family responsibilities and living independently. In addition this concentration prepares students to advise youth groups on social coping skills, administer child care or elder care services and to work with family and community service agencies.

  • Approved Electives - 19
    (other than NUFS)

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