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Family and Consumer Sciences

Associate in Science (Transfer Program) - 60 Credit Hours

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Program Information/Mission:
The Family and Consumer Sciences program of study has been planned to allow students to readily transfer into the junior year at a four-year institution. Possible careers in the field include education, foods and nutrition, consumerism, fashion design and fashion merchandising. The suggested course outline is designed to satisfy the freshman and sophomore courses at most four-year universities. Students are encouraged to review the specific requirements of the program at the desired transfer institution.

Admission to the Program:
Students must complete basic skills placement testing before admission into this program.

Recommended Course Sequence:

Fall Semester 1:
ENGL 110, COMM 110, PSY 110, Mathematics, Humanities

Spring Semester 1:
ENGL 111, Mathematics, SOC 110, Life Science, Fine Arts

Fall Semester 2:
Physical Science, Social Science, Humanities/Fine Arts, BUS 110, FCS 120

Spring Semester 2:
PSY 202, SOC 120, Electives


Course Information:
Required General Education Courses
CourseNameCredit
FINE ARTS *3
HUMANITIES *3
HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS *3
LIFE SCIENCE *4
MATHEMATICS *3
MATHEMATICS *3
PHYSICAL SCIENCE *4
SOCIAL SCIENCE *3
COMM 110COMMUNICATION: PROCESS AND PRACTICE 3
ENGL 110COMPOSITION I 3
ENGL 111COMPOSITION II  3
PSY 110INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY 3
SOC 110AN INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY 3
Required Program Courses
CourseNameCredit
BUS 110INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3
FCS 120PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION 3
PSY 202CHILD AND ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
SOC 120MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 3
Elective Courses
CourseNameCredit
APPROVED ELECTIVES **7

* See specific requirements for Associate in Science Degree.
** Suggested electives include BUS 111; MGMT 113, CMPSC 120; ACCTG 120; PSY 220; SOC 114. Electives should be chosen with the help of an advisor.

For Program Information Contact:

Agricultural and Industrial Technologies Department

Family and Consumer Sciences Program

East Peoria Campus, Room  118

Telephone: Last name (A-L)  (309) 694-5117; (M-Z) (309) 694-5496