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Policy Statement - 05-14 Family and Consumer Sciences, B.A. in, Option in Family Life Education

B.A. in Family and Consumer Sciences, Option in

Family Life Education (code FCS_BA12)

This new option was recommended by the Academic Senate on September 22, 2005 and approved by the President on November 1, 2005.

Option in Family Life Education (code FCS_BA12) (120 units)

Family Life Education in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences provides an academic and professional background for work with children, adults, couples, and families. It offers an interdisciplinary foundation in several areas that influence and enhance the quality of life of children, adults, couples, and families based on education, enrichment and prevention. Fieldwork opportunities where students have direct experiences with individuals and families in the community are provided for qualified students.


ANTH 120 or SOC 100; BIOL 205 or BIOL 207; GERN 400I or HDEV 357I; HSC 425I, PSY 100, FCS 111, 132, 299, 311 or 314, 312I, 319I, 321, 402 or SOC 423, FCS 410, 411, 412, 413, 418, 419, 492B, 499, plus 9 units of advisor approved electives.

Each course on the student’s program planner must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher.

In addition, a course in which a grade lower than “C” is received must be retaken and successfully completed prior to enrolling in a course for which it is a prerequisite. A student receiving a grade lower than a “C”, may proceed with other courses with the approval of the Child Development and Family Studies Area Coordinator.

EFFECTIVE: Fall 2006

Code: FCS_BA12

College: 15

Career: UG

IPEDS (Major) ERSS: 13011

IPEDS (Degree) ERSD: 13011