Human Development and Family Science: Family & Consumer Sciences Education, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2020-2021. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 121

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865 (H)
American History Since 1865 (DH)
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1483Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)3
or MATH 1513 College Algebra (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course
CHEM 1014Chemistry In Civilization (LN)4
3 hours from courses designated (N) or (N, L)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
Courses designated (S)3
Additional General Education
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
Courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
At least one Diversity (D) course
At least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
Human Development and Family Science
ENGL 3323Technical Writing3
HDFS 1112Introduction to Human Development and Family Science2
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S)3
HDFS 2213Human Sexuality and the Family3
HDFS 3123Parenting (S)3
Hours Subtotal16
Major Requirements
Program Specialization Courses
Minimum grade of “C” in each course
2.75 minimum GPA in Program Specialization Courses is required for field experience placement
DHM 1003Design Theory and Processes for Design and Merchandising3
DHM 1103Basic Apparel Assembly3
DHM 2573Textiles (LN)3
DHM 2913Sewn Product Quality Analysis3
FIN 2123Personal Finance3
HDFS 2433Relationship Development and Marriage (S)3
HDFS 3413Infant and Child Development3
HDFS 3423Adolescent Development in Family Contexts (S)3
HDFS 4413Successful Aging (S)3
HDFS 4713Family Resource Management3
HTM 1113Fundamentals of Culinary Production3
HTM 2021Food Safety and Sanitation1
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
NSCI 3223Nutrition Across the Life Span3
NSCI 3543Food and the Human Environment (IS)3
1 hour of controlled elective1
Hours Subtotal45
Professional Education Requirements
Minimum grade of “C” or “P” in each course
2.50 minimum GPA in Professional Education Requirements is required for field experience placement
EDTC 3123Applications of Educational Technologies3
HDFS 3603Family and Consumer Sciences Classroom Management and Educational Foundations3
HDFS 3623Field Experiences in Family and Consumer Sciences Education3
HDFS 4913Instructional Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences3
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Professional Internship or Student Teaching Experience:6
Hours Subtotal20
Total Hours121

Professional Areas

FCS Cooperative Extension Service

HDFS 4521HDFS Child and Family Services: Pre-Internship1
HDFS 4563Internship in Child and Family Services I3
HDFS 4572Internship in Child and Family Services II2

FACS School Instruction

HDFS 4520Student Teaching in Family and Consumer Sciences Education6

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours must be upper-division.
  • Required for graduation:
    1. 2.50 overall GPA (cumulative) and
    2. 2.75 GPA in combination of Program Specialization Requirements, Professional Education Requirements, and College/Departmental Requirements.
  • Required for recommendation for Licensure/Standard Certification:
    1. 2.50 overall GPA (cumulative);
    2. 2.75 GPA in Program Specialization Courses and Professional Education Requirements;
    3. No grades lower than “C” in all College/Departmental Requirements, Major Requirements and Professional Education Requirements; and
    4. Grade of “P” in all pass/fail courses.
  • For licensure/standard certification, the student must demonstrate conversational skills in a foreign language at a novice high level, as defined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.
  • For licensure/standard certification, the student must successfully complete the OGET, OSAT, and OPTE exams and a minimum of three portfolio submissions.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: 2.00 GPA for less than 31 hours; 2.25 GPA for 31-45 hours; 2.50 GPA for more than 45 hours.
  • HDFS 1112 Introduction to Human Development and Family Science and HDFS 4521 HDFS Child and Family Services: Pre-Internship must be completed prior to enrolling in internship courses for the FCS Cooperative Extension Service Professional Area.

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2026.