Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

BA in Family and Consumer Sciences | BS in Family Consumer Sciences | BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification | BA in Family and Consumer Sciences-Fashion Merchandising | BS in Family and Consumer Sciences-Fashion Merchandising | BA Major in Family and Consumer Sciences-Food Service Management | BS in Family and Consumer Sciences Food Service Management | BS in Family and Consumer Sciences-Food Science and Nutrition | BA in Family and Consumer Sciences-Interior Design | BS in Family and Consumer Sciences-Interior Design | Course Descriptions


Chair: Janis H. White (936)-294-1184

Faculty: Shelby Brock, Valencia Browning-Keen, Laura Burleson, Ryan Fenley, Heather Frazier, Harriet Griggs, James Landa, Paula Tripp

Information: familyandconsumersciences@shsu.edu; (936) 294-1242; Box 2177 SHSU, 1700 University Ave., Huntsville, TX 77341-2177

Website: www.shsu.edu/~hec_www/

Mission

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is dedicated to providing students with intellectual and professional skills relating to family and individual needs. The curriculum aims to provide students with the breadth and depth of competencies needed within the various professional fields associated with the department as they enter a global marketplace. 

Academic Programs

Highlights

  • 100% pass rate for Teacher Certification students taking the content area exam
  • Food Science and Nutrition program accredited by The Academy of Nurition and Dietetics
  • Dietetic Internship Program available for qualified FSN graduates (leads to R.D. credential)
  • Kappa Omicron Nu Honor Society for Family and Consumer Sciences (Kappa Alpha Phi Chapter)

Suggested Minors

  • Programs in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences do NOT require a minor; courses required by the accredited programs essentially constitute a minor for those programs. However, a minor may be elected for any program, in keeping with student career goals. Students graduating with a degree in the DPD program (Food Science and Nutrition) have minored in Chemistry, Mass Communication, Psychology, and other areas. Students majoring in Fashion Merchandising, Food Service Management, and General Family and Consumer Sciences (without teacher certification) commonly minor in General Business Administration, Marketing, and Management. Interior Design majors often minor in Industrial Technology (several options) and General Business Administration. Students who are pursuing the BS in Family and Consumer Sciences with the Teacher Certification Option must take all courses required by the College of Education for certification and may still pursue a minor area of study.

Career Opportunities

For the following program areas, employment opportunities include but are not limited to:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences (general)
    • sales representative for consumer products
    • AgriLife extension agent
    • consumer specialist
    • event planner
    • retail merchandiser for interior furnishings
  • Family and Consumer Sciences with certification
    • FCS secondary teacher
    • AgriLife extension agent
  • Fashion Merchandising
    • retail store manager
    • retail apparel buyer
    • visual display specialist
    • merchandiser for a line
    • sales representative for a line
  • Food Science and Nutrition
    • Registered Dietitian (with required post-graduate internship)
      • clinical settings
      • wellness
      • community
      • administrative
      • public health
      • corporate in food manufacturing, food distribution, other
      • food service/nutrition director for hospitals, schools
      • nutritional consultant to sports teams, gyms, corporate executives, food companies, cruise lines, spas
      • food scientist
      • sports nutritionist
      • food stylist
      • non-profit community nutrition programs (USDA, WIC)
      • spokesperson for food councils (wheat, rice, beef, etc.)
  • Food Service Management
    • restaurant manager
    • food service director for hospitals, schools
    • food production developer
  • Interior Design
    • residential designer
    • commercial designer
    • model home designer
    • space planner
    • set stylist
    • product representative to the interior design industry

Students have multiple opportunities to learn about careers associated with their degree programs, including Saturdays@Sam (one each fall and spring semester), SAM Center advising, advising within the department, career fairs sponsored by Career Services, and guest speakers and field trips sponsored through classes and pre-professional student organizations.

Upon completion of a bachelor’s degree, qualified students may choose to apply for admission to one of the Graduate programs in Family and Consumer Sciences. Refer to the Graduate Catalog for more details.

Student Organizations

  • American Society of Interior Designers: student chapter
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Teachers Association of Texas: student section
  • Fashion Merchandising Club
  • Kappa Omicron Nu, Kappa Alpha Phi Chapter (honor society for Family and Consumer Sciences)
  • Sam Houston Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Sam Houston Student Dietetic Association

Internships and Study Abroad

All students who complete programs in Fashion Merchandising, Food Service Management, General Family and Consumer Sciences (without teacher certification), and Interior Design must complete a supervised internship (FCS 469 <FACS 4369>) of at least 300 supervised clock hours as a requirement for graduation. Students are given leads for securing internship opportunities, but part of the internship experience is the securing of a suitable position. Students in the General FCS program pursuing the Teacher Certification option are required to complete a semester of student teaching through the College of Education.

Students majoring in Food Science and Nutrition are required to complete a number of shadowing hours in several junior- and senior-level courses to complete knowledge requirements of The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (i.e., FCS 345 <FACS 3445>, FCS 460 <FACS 4360>, and FCS 461 <FACS 4361>).

Students have the opportunity to travel to Europe to study the works and lives of chemists and their influence on our world, especially in the area of textiles, food sciences, and nutrition. This program is offered in coordination with the Department of Chemistry.

Scholarships

Competitive scholarships and awards are given annually to full-time students of at least junior standing majoring in one of the program areas in Family and Consumer Sciences. (Award recipients must be enrolled at Sam Houston State University for a minimum of one semester as a full-time student, must have completed 12 hours in FACS, and must be following the curriculum of a program major within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences with full-time student status.)

  • Ashley K. Greene Family Scholarship (Fashion Merchandising Majors Only)
  • Drs. Robert (Bob) and Mary Barnes Harris Endowed Scholarship (Teacher Certification Majors Only)
  • Elmadel Driscoll Robinson Home Economics Endowed Scholarship
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Memorial Endowed Scholarship
  • Fray Stallings Wells Endowed Scholarship
  • J. E. “Bo” Crews Retailing Award (Fashion Merchandising Majors Only)
  • Keener Family Scholarship in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Lynch Family Endowed Scholarship
  • Margie Crawford Hardy Family and Consumer Sciences Scholarship
  • Mattie Bea Prather Medford Family and Consumer Sciences Endowed Scholarship
  • Rachel Mary Prather Allen Family and Consumer Sciences Endowed Scholarship
  • Wiley G. and Marian Boyd McDonald Endowed Scholarship

Many other scholarship opportunities are available, including those based on academic record of the incoming student. Many organizations at the national, state, and local level, including professional organizations and corporations, offer scholarships for specific majors within the department. Students should check specific criteria required by these organizations. Brochures and information concerning the department and scholarships may be obtained by writing: Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, Box 2177, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas 77341-2177 or e-mail your request to familyandconsumersciences@shsu.edu. Website: www.shsu.edu/~hec_www/.

Program Specific Requirements

All degree programs within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences require completion of two core courses, FCS 268 <FACS 2368> Consumer Education and FCS 462 <FACS 4362> Presentation Techniques. Students have multiple opportunities to learn about degree requirements through the admission and advising process, including Saturdays@Sam (one each fall and spring semester), SAM Center advising, advising within the department, and advising through career fairs sponsored by Career Services at SHSU.

Curriculum

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

Bachelor of Science
Major in Family and Consumer Science With Teacher Certification

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHEM, 4 hrs. BIOL
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
3
3
3
FCS 160 <FACS 1360>
SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15  
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
MTH <MATH> 3 Freshman
Natural Sciences 8 4 hrs. BIOL, 4 hrs. CHEM
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 130 <FACS 1330> 3  
FCS 141 <FACS 1441> 4  
FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> 3  
FCS 131 <FACS 1331> 3  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 330 <FACS 3330> 3  
FCS 345 <FACS 3445> 4  
FCS 364 <FACS 3364> 3  
FCS 369 <FACS 3369> 3  
FCS 472 <FACS 4372> 3  
FCS 433 <FACS 4333> or SED 374 <CISE 4374> 3  
FCS 468 <FACS 4368> 3  
CISE Requirements
SED 383 <CISE 3384> 3  
SED 477 <CISE 4377> 3  
FCS 464 <FACS 4364> or SED 464 <CISE 4364> 3  
RDG 392 <CISE 4375> 3  
SED 496 <CISE 4396> 3  
SED 497 <CISE 4397> 3  
SED 480 <CISE 4380> Beginning Spring 2013 this course will be <CISE 4394> courses.) 3  
Electives 2  
Total Hours: 120  

Notes: 
SED 464 <CISE 4364>
, SED 477 <CISE 4377>, and SED 475 <CISE 4375> are three of the required methods block classes; the fourth is FCS 433 <FACS 4333>/SED 374 <CISE 4374>. SED 496 <CISE 4396>, SED 497 <CISE 4397>, and SED 480 <CISE 4380> are taken together as the student teaching block.

Certification in a second teaching field may be obtained by meeting certification requirements for the particular area of specialization.

A specialty certificate in Hospitality, Food Science and Nutrition is available through this program.  For further information, please see Dr. Paula Tripp, Teacher Educator for FCS.

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Family and Consumer Sciences (General)

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHEM
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
 
3
3
3
FCS 160 <FACS 1360>
PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15  
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language first two courses 8 Freshman
Foreign Language second two courses 6 Sophomore
Fine Arts 3 Junior or Senior level
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 130 <FACS 1330> 3  
FCS 141 <FACS 1441> 4  
FCS 131 <FACS 1331> or FCS 241 <FACS 2441> 3-4  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 369 <FACS 3369> 3  
FCS 345 <FACS 3445> 4  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
FCS Advanced 15  
Electives 20 11 of these hours must be Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes: PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or 263 <2306> satisfies both Component Area IV-Part 2 and the degree specific requirement for PHL. Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV-Part 3 and the degree specific requirement. Students who plan to become teacher certified in FACS post-graduation should closely follow the FCS courses as outlined in the teacher certification program for this department.

To fulfill the FACS hours required of the major, the following courses are recommended for specific career paths as follows:

FCS in Business/Event Planning: FCS 376 <FACS 3376>, FCS 377 <FACS 3377>, FCS 378 <FACS 3378>, FCS 470 <FACS 4370>, FCS 472 <FACS 4372> (FCS 364 <FACS 3364> also is recommended for this career path.)
FCS in Extension: FCS 330 <FACS 3330>, FCS 339 <FACS 3339>, FCS 376 <FACS 3376>, FCS 433 <FACS 4333>, FCS 472 <FACS 4372> (FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> is a prerequisite for FCS 339 <FACS 3339>; FCS 364 <FACS 3364> is also recommended for this career path.)
FCS in Family Service:  FCS 339 <FACS 3339>, FCS 472 <FACS 4372>, FCS 433 <FACS 4333>, COM 486 <COMS 4386>, SOC 365 <SOCI 3365>(FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> is a prerequisite for FCS 339 <FACS 3339>).

Bachelor of Science
Major in Family and Consumer Sciences (General)

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHM <CHEM>
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
 
3
3
3
FCS 160 <FACS 1360>
SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15  
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
MTH <MATH> 3 Freshman
Natural Sciences 8 Freshman or Sophomore
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 130 <FACS 1330> 3  
FCS 141 <FACS 1441> 4  
FCS 131 <FACS 1331> or FCS 241 <FACS 2441> 3-4  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 369 <FACS 3369> 3  
FCS 345 <FACS 3445> 4  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
FCS <FACS> Advanced 15  
Electives 23 14 of these hours must be Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes: Students who plan to become teacher certified in FCS post-graduation should closely follow the FCS courses as outlined in the teacher certification program for this department.

To help fulfill the advanced FCS hours required of the major, the following courses are recommended for specific career paths as follows:

FCS in Business/Event Planning: FCS 376 <FACS 3376>, FCS 377 <FACS 3377>, FCS 378 <FACS 3378>, FCS 470 <FACS 4370>, FCS 472 <FACS 4372> (FCS 364 <FACS 3364> also is recommended for this career path.)
FCS in Extension: FCS 330 <FACS 3330>, FCS 339 <FACS 3339>, FCS 376 <FACS 3376>, FCS 433 <FACS 4333>, FCS 472 <FACS 4372> (FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> is a prerequisite for FCS 339 <FACS 3339>; FCS 364 <FACS 3364> is also recommended for this career path.)
FCS in Family Service:  FCS 339 <FACS 3339>, FCS 472 <FACS 4372>, FCS 433 <FACS 4333>, COM 486 <COMS 4386>, SOC 365 <SOCI 3365>(FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> is a prerequisite for FCS 339 <FACS 3339>).

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Fashion Merchandising

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHM <CHEM>
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
 
3
3
3
FCS 160 <FACS 1360>
PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306>
Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 ECO 230 <ECON 2300>
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language first two courses 8 Freshman
Foreign Language second two courses 6 Sophomore
Fine Arts 3 Junior or Senior level
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 130 <FACS 1330> 3  
FCS 266 <FACS 2366> 3  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 330 <FACS 3330> 3  
FCS 371 <FACS 3371> 3  
FCS 376 <FACS 3376> 3  
FCS 378 <FACS 3378> 3  
FCS 463 <FACS 4363> 3  
FCS 467 <FACS 4367> 3  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
Business Core
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> 3  
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3  
MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> 3  
Electives 16 9 of these hours must be Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes:
PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> satisfies both Component Area IV-Part 2 and the degree specific requirement for PHL. Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV-Part 3 and the degree specific requirement. A minor in General Business Administration or Marketing is strongly recommended.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Fashion Merchandising

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHM <CHEM>
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
 
3
3
3
FCS 160 <FACS 1360>
SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 ECO 230 <ECON 2300>
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
MTH <MATH> 3 Freshman
Natural Sciences 8 Freshman or Sophomore
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 130 <FACS 1330> 3  
FCS 266 <FACS 2366> 3  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 330 <FACS 3330> 3  
FCS 371 <FACS 3371> 3  
FCS 376 <FACS 3376> 3  
FCS 378 <FACS 3378> 3  
FCS 463 <FACS 4363> 3  
FCS 467 <FACS 4367> 3  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
Business Core
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> 3  
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3  
MKT 371 <MKTG 3310> 3  
Electives 22 12 of these hours must be Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes:
A minor in General Business Administration or Marketing is strongly recommended.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Food Science and Nutrition

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3 MTH 170 <MATH 1314>
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 CHM 138 <CHEM 1311> and CHM 118 <CHEM 1111>, BIO 245 <BIOL 2401>
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts) 9 SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 ECO 230 <ECON 2300>
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
MTH 169 <MATH 1369> 3 Freshman
CHM 139 <CHEM 1312> and CHM 119 <CHEM 1112>
BIO 246 <BIOL 2402>
8 Freshman, Sophomore
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 141 <FACS 1441> 4  
FCS 262 <FACS 2362> 3  
FCS 345 <FACS 3445> 4  
FCS 367 <FACS 3367> 3  
FCS 339 <FACS 3339> 3  
FCS 370 <FACS 3370> 3  
FCS 369 <FACS 3369> 3  
FCS 460 <FACS 4360> 3  
FCS 461 <FACS 4361> 3  
FCS 470 <FACS 4370> 3  
FCS 478 <FACS 4378> 3  
Additional Requirements
CHM 238 <CHEM 2323> and CHM 218 <CHEM 2123> 4  
BIO 247 <BIOL 2420> 4  
PSY 131 <PSYC 1301> 3  
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> 3  
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3  
PSY 432 <PSYC 4332> 3  
ENG 330 <ENGL 3330> 3  
Electives 3 2 of these hours must be Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes:
The estimated cost of completing the DPD Program, including tuition and fees, books, lab coat, and SHSDA dues is $37,139. (Cost of tuition, fees and textbooks is subject to change without notice). Students are expected to provide themselves with medical insurance coverage and insurance that includes medical coverage on their vehicles as they travel to required work experience or job shadowing sites. The program requires students to have a minimum GPA of 2.75 prior to declaring an FSN major and submitting a degree plan.

Upon completion of the B.S. degree in Food Science and Nutrition (Didactic Program in Dietetics), according to the catalog under which the student’s degree plan is filed, the student will be issued a verification statement of eligibility to apply for a Dietetic Internship. A grade point minimum of 2.75 is required in order for a graduate of this program to be issued a Letter of Verification of completion of the program. The DPD director, Dr. Valencia B. Keen, PhD, RD, LD will gladly assist students with the Dietetic Internship application process.  Sam Houston State University does not guarantee Dietetic Internship placement or selection.

The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) is currently granted accreditation by the Accreditation Councel for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and  Dietetics, 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 317-899-0040, ext. 5400. Website: www.eatright.org.

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Food Service Management

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHM <CHEM>, 4hrs. BIO <BIOL>
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
    Part 1
    Part 2
    Part 3
 
 
3
3
3
PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 ECO 230 <ECON 2300>
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language first two courses 8 Freshman
Foreign Language second two courses 6 Sophomore
Fine Arts 3 Junior or Senior level
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 131 <FACS 1331> 3  
FCS 141 <FACS 1441> 3  
FCS 241 <FACS 2441> 3  
FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> 3  
FCS 345 <FACS 3445> 3  
FCS 367 <FACS 3367> 3  
FCS 377 <FACS 3377> 3  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
FCS 470 <FACS 4370> 3  
Business Core
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> 3  
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3  
Electives 22 17 of these hours must by Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes: PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> satisfies both Component Area IV-Part 2 and the degree specific requirement for PHL. Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV-Part 3 and the degree specific requirement. A minor in General Business Administration or Management is strongly recommended.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Food Service Management

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8 4 hrs. CHEM, 4hrs. BIOL
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
 
3
3
3
SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>
Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15 ECO 230 <ECON 2300>
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
MTH <MATH> 3 Freshman
Natural Sciences 8 Freshman or Sophomore
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 131 <FACS 1331> 3  
FCS 141 <FACS 1441> 3  
FCS 241 <FACS 2441> 3  
FCS 167 <FACS 1367> or FCS 262 <FACS 2362> 3  
FCS 345 <FACS 3445> 3  
FCS 367 <FACS 3367> 3  
FCS 377 <FACS 3377> 3  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
FCS 470 <FACS 4370> 3  
Business Core
ACC 231 <ACCT 2301> 3  
MGT 380 <MGMT 3310> 3  
Electives 25 20 of these hours must be Junior or Senior level.
Total Hours: 120  

Notes: A minor in General Business Administration or Management is strongly recommended.

Bachelor of Arts
Major in Interior Design

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8  
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
     Part 1
     Part 2
     Part 3
 
 
3
3
3

ART 163 <ARTS 1316>

PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> Foreign Language 263 <2311> or 264 <2312>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15  
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
Foreign Language first two courses 8 Freshman
Foreign Language second two courses 6 Sophomore
ART 370 <ARTS 4388> 3 Junior level
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 160 <FACS 1360> 3  
FCS 261 <FACS 2361> 3  
FCS 264 <FACS 2364> 3  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 287 <FACS 2387> 3  
FCS 288 <FACS 2388> 3  
FCS 360 <FACS 3360> 3  
FCS 332 <FACS 3332> 3  
FCS 337 <FACS 3337> 3  
FCS 338 <FACS 3338> 3  
FCS 377 <FACS 3377> 3  
FCS 430 <FACS 4330> 3  
FCS 431 <FACS 4331> 3  
FCS 468 <FACS 4368> 3  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
IT Core
IT 161 <ITEC 1361> or FCS 278 <ITEC 2378> 3  
IT 263 <ITEC 2363> 3  
IT 372 <ITEC 3372> 3  
Advanced Elective ITEC 3  
Advanced Elective Art History 3  
Total Hours: 122  

Notes: ART 163 <ARTS 1316> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV-Part 1 and the degree specific requirement, and ART 370 <ARTS 4388> satisfies the additional fine arts course of the degree specific requirement.PHL 261 <PHIL 2361> or PHL 263 <PHIL 2306> satisfies both Component Area IV-Part 2 and the degree specific requirement for PHL. Foreign Language 263 <231> or 264 <2312> satisfies the requirement for Component Area IV, Part 3 and the degree specific requirement.

A minimum grade of C is required of Interior Design majors in all FCS <FACS>, ART <ARTS>, and IT <ITEC> courses.

Bachelor of Science
Major in Interior Design

3 Digit to 4 Digit Crosswalk

SHSU Course Number Hours Recommended Sequence
Core Curriculum
Component Area I (Communication) 6  
Component Area II (Mathematics) 3  
Component Area III (Natural Sciences) 8  
Component Area IV (Humanities/Visual/Performing Arts)
      Part 1
      Part 2
      Part 3
 
3
3
3

ART 163 <ARTS 1316>

SOC 168 <SOCI 2319>

Component Area V (Social/Behavioral Sciences) 15  
Component Area VI (Institutionally Designated Option) 1  
Degree Specific Requirements
MTH <MATH> 3 Freshman
Natural Sciences 6 Freshman or Sophomore
Major Core
FCS 268 <FACS 2368> 3  
FCS 462 <FACS 4362> 3  
Major
FCS 160 <FACS 1360> 3  
FCS 261 <FACS 2361> 3  
FCS 264 <FACS 2364> 3  
FCS 269 <FACS 2369> 3  
FCS 287 <FACS 2387> 3  
FCS 288 <FACS 2388> 3  
FCS 360 <FACS 3360> 3  
FCS 332 <FACS 3332> 3  
FCS 337 <FACS 3337> 3  
FCS 338 <FACS 3338> 3  
FCS 377 <FACS 3377> 3  
FCS 430 <FACS 4330> 3  
FCS 431 <FACS 4331> 3  
FCS 468 <FACS 4368> 3  
FCS 469 <FACS 4369> 3  
IT and ART Core
IT 161 <ITEC 1361> or FCS 278 <ITEC 2378> 3  
IT 263 <ITEC 2363> 3  
IT 372 <ITEC <3372> 3  
ART 370 <ARTS 4388> 3  
Electives
Advanced Electives ITEC 3  
Advanced Electives Art History 3  
Total Hours: 120  

Notes:  
A minimum grade of C is required for Interior Design majors in all FCS <FACS>, ART <ARTS>, and IT <ITEC> courses.

Minor in Family and Consumer Sciences

A minor in Family and Consumer Sciences (18 hours) is available. The minor requires the completion of one core course (FCS 268 <FACS 2368> or FCS 462 <FACS 4362>) and can be tailored so that the remainder of courses come from a specific program area (fashion merchandising, food science and nutrition, food service management, general family and consumer sciences, or interior design). Six (6) of the 18 hours must be advanced.


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