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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 or to pursue a graduate degree in Social Work Mental Health Counseling, School Counseling and other course/subject-matter related fields.

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

 Suggested Course Sequence:

>YEAR*  COURSE NAME COURSE NUMBER REQUIREMENT CREDIT HRS
1 BIOL 105 GER 3
1 BIOL 106 GER 3
1 Computer Literacy Elective(s) CLR 2
1 ENGL 101 GER 3
1 ENGL 102 GER 3
1 FACS 131 3
1 Freshman Seminar Course UR 1
1 HPED Elective 2
1 MATH 101 GER 3
1 MATH Elective GER 3
1 PSYC 101 3
2 ENGL 255 or 256 GER 3
2 ENGL 366 or 368 GER 3
2 FACS 332 3
2 FACS 334 3
2 HIST Elective GER 3
2 HIST Elective GER 3
2 PSYC 204 GER 3
2 PSYC 212 3
2 SOCI 151 or 204 GER 3
2 SPCH 101 OCR 3
3 Fine Arts Elective GER 3
3 FACS 400 3
3 FACS 448 3
3 FACS 460 3
3 FACS 461 3
3 NURS 307 3
3 NURS 311 1
3 NURS Elective 3
3 Physical Sciences Elective GER 3
3 PSYC 301 3
4 FACS 464 3
4 FACS 470 3
4 FACS 471 3
4 FACS 477 3
4 FACS 480 3
4 FACS 493 6
4 FACS 494 6
4 PSYC 402 3
4 PSYC 407 3
  TOTAL HOURS     120

*Recommend complete as Freshman (1), Sophomore (2), Junior (3), Senior (4)

 

Total Hours Required for Degree: 120

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