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Bachelor of Science Degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences Child, Family and Social Services (GFCS)

The University awards the Bachelor of Science degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Child, Family and Social Services upon the successful completion of the selected curriculum and the requirements of the university and the College of Education. A minimum grade of C is required in ENGL 101, 102; MATH 101, and for all non GER courses. Core courses (FACS 131, 334, 448, 461, 464 and 495) must be completed at Nicholls State University. The General Family and Consumer Sciences curriculum prepares graduates for employment in community institutions and/or agencies working with children and families.

The department offers graduate-level programs in school counseling, psychological counseling, and school psychology. Additional information about these programs may be found in the Graduate Studies section of this Catalog.

Eighteen hours of coursework with a minimum grade of C in each course is required for a minor. Minors available and course requirements are as follows:

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS: FACS 131, 334, 448, 461, 464, 471, NURS 307, and SOCI 387. These courses should meet the coursework requirements of the state for certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor.

FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES: FACS 131, 334, 461, 464, PSYC 204 and PSYC 301.

Bachelor of Science Degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences (Child, Family and Social Services) (GFCS)

  • (CLR) Computer Literacy Requirement;
  • (GER) General Education Requirement;
  • (OCR) Oral Communication Requirement;
  • (UR) University Requirement
FRESHMAN YEAR Sem.Hrs. SOPHOMORE YEAR Sem.Hrs.
BIOL 105, 106 (GER) 6 ENGL 255 or 256 and 366 or 368 (GER) 6
Computer Literacy Elective(s)  (CLR) 2 FACS 332, 334 6
ENGL 101, 102 (GER) 6 HIST Electives (GER) 6
FACS 131 3 PSYC 204 (GER), 212 6
Freshman Seminar Course (UR) 1 SOCI 151 or 204 (GER) 3
HPED Elective 2 SPCH 101 (OCR) 3
MATH 101, MATH Elective (GER) 6   30
PSYC 101 3    
  29    
JUNIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs. SENIOR YEAR Sem.Hrs.
Fine Arts Elective (GER) 3 FACS 464 3
FACS 400, 448, 460, 461 12 FACS 470, 471, 477, 480 12
NURS 307 3 FACS 495 12
NURS 311 1 PSYC 402, 407 6
NURS Elective 3   33
Physical Sciences Elective (GER) 3    
PSYC 301 3    
  28    

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120

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