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Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

251 Agriculture Building
Phone: (307) 766-4145, Fax: (307) 766-5686
Website: http://www.uwyo.edu/fcs/

Interim Department Head: Christine Wade

Professors

DONNA M. BROWN, B.Sc. University of New South Wales, Australia 1983; Ph.D. 1987; Professor of Design, Merchandising, and Textiles 2004, 1993, 1987.
D. ENETTE LARSON-MEYER, B.S. University of Wyoming 1987; M.S. MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston 1990; Ph.D. University of Alabama at Birmingham 1998; Professor of Human Nutrition and Food/Dietetics 2017, 2005.

Associate Professors

CHRISTINE WADE, B.S. Willamette University 2001; M.S. University of Wyoming 2005; Ph.D. 2008; Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences 2015, 2008.

Assistant Professor

JENNIFER HARMSON, B.S. Illinois State University 2009; M.S. The Ohio State University 2013; Ph.D. 2014; Assistant Professor of Design, Merchandising, and Textiles 2015.
ERIN IRICK,
B.S. Kansas State University 2000; M.S. 2006; Ph.D. Oklahoma State University 2013; Assistant Professor of Design, Merchandising, and Textiles 2013.
JILL KEITH,
B.S. North Dakota State University 2000; M.S. Capella University 2009; Ph.D. North Dakota State University 2016; Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition and Food/Dietetics 2016.
ALYSSA McELWAIN,
B.A. Kansas State University 2006; M.S. Purdue University 2008; Ph.D. Auburn University 2015; Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences 2015.
BERNARD STEINMAN,
B.A. University of Washington 1991; M.S. Mississippi State University; Ph.D. University of Southern California 2010; Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Sciences 2015.

Academic Professionals

DIANNE BARDEN, B.S. University of Wisconsin - Stout 1980; M.A. Grand Canyon University 2004; Assistant Lecturer - Coordinator Distance Degree Programs 2006.
MARK BITTNER, B.S. 1989; M.S. University of Wyoming 1993; Senior Lecturer, Human Development and Family Sciences 2012, 2008, 1991.
KRISTIN McTIGUE, B.A. Northwestern University; M.S. New York University 2009; Assistant Lecturer, Director, Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics 2014.
TREVA SPROUT AHRENHOLTZ, B.S. 1993, 1997 University of Wyoming; M.S. 1995; Associate Lecturer, Design, Merchandising, and Textiles 2013, 2005.

Professor Emeritus

Saul Feinman, Michael Liebman, Judith A. Powell, Rhoda Schantz, Virginia Vincenti, Randolph R. Weigel, Karen Williams

Family and Consumer Sciences

Our mission is to enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of individuals, families, and communities, em­phasizing healthy and sustainable living across the lifespan. We fulfill our mission through instructional, research, and outreach/extension efforts that challenge, motivate, and inspire.

Family and Consumer Sciences integrates the fundamental components of human life—food, shelter, clothing, human relationships, and family--with larger societal systems. Through programs in textiles, apparel and design; food and nutrition; and human development and family sciences, our department prepares learners to meet the opportunities and challenges of today’s complex world.

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Sci­ence in Family and Consumer Sciences degree are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours that include a) University Studies requirements (USP); b) departmental core curricu­lum; and c) courses in one of the following individual options: dietetics, human nutrition and food, human development and family sciences, professional child development (online only), or design, merchandising and textiles. Minors in ap­parel design, human development and family sciences, human nutrition, and interior design are also available.

Grade Requirements

Majors are required to pass all courses within the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences with a grade of C or above. The university allows students only three enrollment attempts per course. Withdrawals and failed attempts count. If you do not pass the course with a grade of C or above after three attempts you could be dismissed from your family and consumer sciences major. Students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences minors are required to take all courses required for the minor for letter grade and complete each course with a grade of C or above.

Security Screening

All students applying for admission to the Professional Child Development option are re­quired to complete a security screening before they will be allowed entry into the program. Students in the Human Development and Family Sciences option must complete their security screening upon declaration of their major. Failure to satis­factorily complete this requirement will result in the student being dropped from or denied entry to the program.

Family and Consumer Sciences Core Requirements

A core curriculum is required of all family and consumer sciences majors. This requirement is based on a common body of knowledge in family and consumer sciences which contains concepts relevant to all program areas (options).

The family and consumer sciences core consists of the following courses:

Courses Hrs.
FCSC 2200 Professionalism & Communication in Family and Consumer Sciences 3
Plus two courses from the list below (depending on your FCSC program area/option)
One of the following in cosultation with your advisor:
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food 3
One of the following in consultation with your advisor:
FCSC 1165 Introduction to Fashion and Dress 3
FCSC 1180 Applied Design 3
FCSC 2180 Housing 3
FCSC 3171 Introduction to Textile Science 3
One of the following in consultation with your advisor:
FCSC 2110 Fundamentals of Aging & Human Development 3
FCSC 2121 Child Development 4
FCSC 2131 Family Relations 3
FCSC 2133 Intimate Relationships 3
FCSC 3110 Personal Finance 3
FCSC 3220 Multicultural Influences on Children and Families 3

Family and Consumer Sciences Student Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences will be proficient in their program area content as well as be able to effectively communicate (both written and orally), possess intellectual skills (such as critical, creative and problem solving), and demonstrate appropriate levels of professionalism. For a more detailed description, please see the FCS Undergraduate Student Handbook.

Family and Consumer Sciences Options

Students must obtain and follow a check sheet for their chosen program area. Standards established by several professional organiza­tions require completion of specific courses in addition to the family and consumer sciences core and USP requirements. All students are assigned a faculty advisor. Students must work closely with their advisor to be sure all require­ments are met.

Dietetics

Students who complete the dietetics option meet academic requirements as approved by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition. Completion of this curriculum allows students to pursue a post-graduate competitive internship to become eligible to take the examination for Registered Dietitians. The Didactic Program in Nutrition and Dietetics (DPND) is currently accredited.

The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors who wish to apply to and be accepted into the DPND. Entrance into the DPND is made only through an application process. Each prospective DPND student will initially enter the Human Nutrition and Food option. It is recommended that students apply to the DPND in the spring semester of their sophomore year. A cumulative grade point average of 3.000 is required for program admission. Students must also have a grade point average of at least 3.000 in the following courses: CHEM 1020, CHEM 1030, ENGL 1010, FCSC 1141, FCSC 1150, FCSC 2141, FCSC 2200, LIFE 1010, MATH 1400, MOLB 2021, PSYC 1000, and SOC 1000.

FRESHMAN YEAR: Fall
Hrs.
USP First-Year Seminar 3
ENGL 1010 College Composition/Rhetoric 3
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
LIFE 1010 General Biology 4
MATH 1400 College Algebra 3
Total 16
FRESHMAN YEAR: Spring Hrs.
CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I 4
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food 3
POLS 1000 American & WY Government 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
Total 16
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Fall Hrs.
CHEM 1030 General Chemistry II 4
FCSC 2141 Nutrition Controversies 2
MOLB 2021 General Microbiology 4
STAT 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics 4
Total 14
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Spring
Hrs.
CHEM 2300 Intro Organic Chemistry 4
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
ZOO 3115 Human Systems Physiology 4
FCSC Core Elective I 3
Total 14

After admission into the DPND, students must complete the following course sequence and maintain an overall grade point average of 3.000. Failure to maintain a GPA of 3.000 could result in program probation and/or suspension.

JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
ENGL 4010 Technical Writing in the Professions 3
FCSC 3147 Community Nutrition 3
FCSC 3150 Intermediate Foods 2
MOLB 3610 Principles of Biochemistry 4
ZOO 2040 Human Anatomy 3
ZOO 2041 Human Anatomy Lab 1
Total 16
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 3142 Geriatric Nutrition 2
FCSC 3145 Sports Nutrition and Metabolism 3
FCSC 4044 Maternal, Infant, and Adolescent Nutrition 3
FCSC 4147 Nutrition and Weight Control 3
MOLB 4100 Clinical Biochemistry 3
Total 14
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 3152 Food Systems Production 3
FCSC 4145 Advanced Nutrition 4
FCSC 4210 Therapeutic Nutrition I 4
MGT 3210 Management and Organization 3
Total 14
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 4220 Therapeutic Nutrition II 4
FCSC 4230 Therapeutic Nutrition Counseling 2
FCSC 4150 Experimental Foods

3

FCSC Core Elective II 3
Elective 3
Total 15
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 120

Human Nutrition and Food

Students who graduate from the human nutrition and food option will be prepared to pursue careers in human nutrition, the food industry, or to pursue graduate degrees.

The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area. Electives should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to ensure fulfillment of upper division and USP requirements, and to enhance the student’s educational experience.

FRESHMAN YEAR: Fall Hrs.
USP First-Year Seminar 3
ENGL 1010 College Composition/Rhetoric 3
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
LIFE 1010 General Biology 4
MATH 1400 College Algebra 3
Total 16
FRESHMAN YEAR: Spring Hrs.
CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I 4
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food 3
POLS 1000 American & WY Government 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
Total 16
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Fall Hrs.
CHEM 1030 General Chemistry II 4
FCSC 2141 Nutrition Controversies 2
MOLB 2021 General Microbiology 4
STAT 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics 4
Total 14
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Spring Hrs.
CHEM 2300 Intro Organic Chemistry or
CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry I
4
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
ZOO 3115 Human Systems Physiology 4
FCSC Core Elective I 3
Total 14
JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
ENGL 4010 Technical Writing in the Professions 3
ZOO 2040 Human Anatomy 3
ZOO 2041 Human Anatomy Lab 1
FCSC HNF Elective II 3
Electives 6
Total 16
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 3142 Geriatric Nutrition 2
FCSC 4044 Maternal, Infant, and Adolescent Nutrition 3
FCSC 4147 Nutrition and Weight Control 3
Electives 6
Total 14
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 4145 Advanced Nutrition 4
Upper Division Electives 9
Electives 3
Total 16
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 4150 Experimental Foods 3
FCSC Core Elective II 3
Upper Division Electives 9
Total 15
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 120

This program includes 33 credit hours of elective courses that will allow the student to acquire a supporting minor or gain more depth in an area of emphasis. Students should consult their academic advisor about appropriate courses to best match interests and career goals.

Premedicine Career Track in Human Nutrition and Food

Students who wish to pursue the pre-medicine career track will obtain the necessary coursework to apply to medical or other appro­priate professional schools. This track requires that specific substitutions and additions must be made to the general human nutrition and food curriculum (see below).

The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area. Electives should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to ensure fulfillment of upper division and USP requirements, and to enhance the student’s educational experience. Students should carefully research professional school admission requirements as they may require additional coursework.

FRESHMAN YEAR: Fall Hrs.
USP First-Year Seminar 3
CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I 4
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
MATH 1450 Algebra and Trigonometry 5
Total 15
FRESHMAN YEAR: Spring Hrs.
CHEM 1030 General Chemistry II 4
ENGL 1010 College Composition/Rhetoric 3
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food 3
LIFE 1010 General Biology I 4
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
Total 17
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Fall Hrs.
CHEM 2420 Organic Chemistry I 4
MOLB 2021 General Microbiology 4
STAT 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics 4
FCSC Core Elective I 3
Total 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Spring Hrs.
CHEM 2440 Organic Chemistry II 4
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
MATH 2200 Calculus I 4
ZOO 3115 Human Systems Physiology 4
Total 15
JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
ENGL 4010 Technical Writing in the Professions 3
MOLB 3610 Principles of Biochemistry 4
PHYS 1110 General Physics I 4
ZOO 2040 Human Anatomy 3
ZOO 2041 Human Anatomy Lab 1
Total 15
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 3142 Geriatric Nutrition 2
FCSC 4044 Maternal, Infant, and Adolescent Nutrition 3
MOLB 4100 Clinical Biochemistry 3
PHYS 1120 General Physics II 4
POLS 1000 American & WY Government 3
Total 15
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 4145 Advanced Nutrition 4
FCSC Nutrition Elective 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
Upper Division Electives 6
Total 16
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 4150 Experimental Foods 3
FCSC Core Elective II 3
Upper Division Electives 7
Total 13
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 120

This program requires 13 credit hours of electives. To strengthen the academic pre-professional program, students should carefully research professional school admission requirements before selecting electives.  Courses selections should be made in consultation with an academic advisor.

Professional Child Development

The professional child development option is offered by distance delivery only but has the same quality and requirements as on-campus programs. All students are assigned an advisor who works closely with them throughout their program. Completion of this degree prepares students for teaching and administrative po­sitions in early childhood development and care.

Entry into this program is by application only. Students must apply for admission to UW first. Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be submitted to UW Admis­sions. Once a student has applied and their transcripts have been received, their applica­tion will be reviewed. Transcripts will not be analyzed prior to application. Applicants must also satisfactorily com­plete a mandatory security screen (background check). Applicants must have successfully completed the following courses prior to entry.

Required Courses Before Program Entry: Hrs.
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
EDEC 1020 Introduction to Early Childhood Education 3
Completion of a course that meets the University Studies Program (USP) Q requirement
Completion of a course that meets the University Studies Program (USP) COM1 requirement
Completion of the University Studies Program (USP) PN requirements
Completion of a course that meets the University Studies Program (USP) V requirement
Required Course Sequence After Program Entry: Hrs.
The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area. Completion of this degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours that include 48 upper division (30 of which must be from UW). Electives should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to ensure fulfillment of upper division and USP requirements, and to enhance the student’s educational experience.
JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
FCSC 2121 Child Development 4
FCSC 2131 Family Relations 3
FCSC 2133 Intimate Relationships 3
Total 13
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
EDEC 3000 Observing Young Children 3
FCSC 2050 Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Childhood Programs 2
FCSC 3119 Parent Child Relationships 3
FCSC 3122 Adolescence 3
Total 11
JUNIOR YEAR: Summer Hrs.
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
FCSC 3220 Multicultural Influences on Children and Families 3
Total 6
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
EDEC 3220 School Programs for Young Children 3
EDEC 4320 Oral and Written Language Acquisition 3
FCSC 4124 Families of Young Children with Special Needs 3
FCSC 4127 Directing Preschool and Daycare Programs 3
Total 12
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 3110 Personal Finance or FCSC 4112 Family Decision Making and Resource Management 3
ENGL 4010 Technical Writing in the Professions or ENGL 4075 Writing for Non-Profits 3
FCSC 4138 Family Stress and Coping 3
PSYC 4310 Developmental Psychopathology 3
Total 12
SENIOR YEAR: Summer Hrs.
FCSC 3171 Introduction to Textile Science 3
FCSC 4130 Internship in Child Development or FCSC 4131 Administrative Internship in Child Development 8
Total 11
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 120

Human Development and Family Sciences

This option provides a strong foundation in the areas of human development and family sciences while allowing personalized selection of electives and internship experiences that support specific student interests. The program prepares students to work in a variety of settings, serving individuals and families across the lifespan or to pursue graduate level education. Upon declaring this program option, students must satisfactorily complete a mandatory security screen (background check).

The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area. Electives should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to ensure fulfillment of upper division and USP requirements, and to enhance the student’s educational experience.

This program includes 33 credit hours of elective courses that will allow the student to acquire a supporting minor or gain more depth in an area of emphasis. Students should consult their academic advisor about appropriate courses to best match interests and career goals.

FRESHMAN YEAR: Fall Hrs.
USP First-Year Seminar 3
USP COM1 Elective 3
USP Q Elective 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
Elective 3
Total 15
FRESHMAN YEAR: Spring Hrs.
USP PN Elective 3
USP V Elective 3
COJO 1030 Interpersonal Communication 3
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
FCSC Core Elective I 3
Total 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC Core Elective II 3
FCSC 2121 Child Development 4
FCSC 2131 Family Relations 3
Electives 6
Total 16
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Spring Hrs.
USP PN Elective 3
FCSC 2110 Fundamentals of Aging and Human Development 3
FCSC 2133 Intimate Relationships 3
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
FCSC 3119 Parent Child Relationships 3
Total 15
JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 3110 Personal Finance 3
FCSC 3122 Adolescence 3
Electives 9
Total 15
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 3220 Multicultural Influences on Children and Families 3
FCSC 4112 Family Decision Making and Resource Management 3
FCSC 4118 Family Policy 3
Electives 6
Total 15
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 4117 Understanding Community Leadership 3
FCSC 4125 Professional Practices in HDFS 3
ENGL 4075 Writing for Non-Profits
or ENGL 4010 Technical Writing in the Professions
3
Upper Division Elective 3
Elective 3
Total 15
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 4138 Family Stress and Coping 3
FCSC 4132 Internship in Human Development and Family Sciences
or FCSC 4130 Internship in Child Development
or FCSC 4131 Administrative Internship in Child Development
8
Upper Division Elective 3
Total 14
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 120

HDFS Career Track for Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification

A career track, leading to certification/licensure to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary schools, is available for majors in the Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) concentration. This program is made possible through a partnership agreement with UW Family and Consumer Sciences, Colorado State University (CSU) Family and Consumer Sciences program and the CSU Center for Educator Preparation. While meeting the requirements for the HFDS concentration, students will use electives to obtain expertise in other FCS specializations needed to teach adolescents in Wyoming and other state secondary programs. As a senior, students will then take the remaining courses needed to meet Wyoming and Colorado certification/licensure requirements at CSU in Ft. Collins. In their last semester, Wyoming students may complete their student teaching requirements in Southern Wyoming FCS school classrooms with supervision by an FCS teacher educator. Students obtain expertise in areas needed to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in Wyoming and other state secondary school programs. Concurrent enrollment semesters will be required. By participating in this partnership, students earn dual bachelor’s degrees—one from UW and one from CSU. Students must earn a minimum of 150 credit hours between the two programs (minimum of 120 at UW and a minimum of 30 at CSU) in order to be awarded a degree from each institution. In addition, students meet the requirements to apply for certification/licensure in Wyoming and in Colorado. Both licenses are reciprocal in many other states.

Upon declaring this career track, students must satisfactorily complete a mandatory security screen (background check). Advising will provide careful attention to the uniqueness of individual student situations and academic choices.

Students must meet all entry requirements at UW and CSU. Students in the CSU licensure program are required to earn a C or above in all content courses and teacher licensing courses, and a passing score on the appropriate licensing exam. Therefore, a C or above must be earned in all courses and an overall 2.75 GPA to be transferred to CSU to fulfill their program requirements.

The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area:

FRESHMAN YEAR: Fall Hrs.
ENGL 1010 College Composition and Rhetoric or
HP 1020 Honors Colloquium I
3
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
MATH 1400 College Algebra 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
USP First-Year Seminar 3
Total 15
FRESHMAN YEAR: Spring Hrs.
CHEM 1000 Introductory Chemistry or
CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I
4
COJO 2010 Public Speaking 3
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food 3
HIST 1211 U.S. to 1865 or HIST 1221 U.S. from 1865 3
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
Total 16
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 1180 Applied Design 3
FCSC 2121 Child Development 4
FCSC 2131 Family Relations 3
HLED 1006 Personal Health 3
STAT 2050 Fundamentals of Statistics or
STAT 2070 Intro Statistics for Social Sciences
4
Total 17
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Spring Hrs.
USP PN Elective 4
FCSC 2110 Fundamentals of Aging and Human Development 3
FCSC 2133 Intimate Relationships 3
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
FCSC 3119 Parent Child Relationships 3
Total 16
JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
ECON/AGEC 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics or
ECON 1000 Global Economics Issues
3
EDST 2480 Diversity and Politics of Schooling 4
FCSC 3184 Foundations of Merchandising I or
FCSC 4181 Global Textiles Marketplace
3
PHIL 1000 Introduction to Philosophy 3
Total 17
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 2188 Interior Design I 3
FCSC 3220 Multicultural Influences on Children and Families 3
FCSC 4112 Family Decision Making and Resource Management 3
FCSC 4118 Family Policy 3
MUSC 1000 Introduction to Music or
THEA 1000 Introduction to Theatre
3
Total 15
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 3110 Personal Finance 3
FCSC 4113 Consumer Issues 3
FCSC 4117 Understanding Community Leadership 3
FCSC 4125 Professional Practices in HDFS 3
ITEC 2360 Teaching with Technology 2
Total 14
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
ENGL 4010 Technical Writing in the Professions 3
FCSC 4138 Family Stress and Coping 3
FCSC 4132 Internship in Human Development and Family Sciences
or FCSC 4130 Internship in Child Development
or FCSC 4131 Administrative Internship in Child Development
6
Total 12
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 121

Design, Merchandising, and Textiles

Design, Merchandising and Textiles is a diverse and competitive field in which individuals plan, provide, and promote apparel, interiors and related goods desired by the consumer. A specialization in merchandising offers knowledge of business principles within the fashion and interior industries; entry into the world of retailing, manufacturing, and design; involvement in marketing apparel and residential and commercial furnishings; and study and observation in all facets of fashion and interior organizations. Throughout coursework, concepts of sustainable design and manufacturing, as well as the influence of design on wellbeing will be highlighted.

Students are prepared for managing or owning small retail businesses in Wyoming and rural areas of the West, to working in the highly competitive, fast paced global industry.

The following course sequence is recommended for FCSC majors in this program area. Electives should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to ensure fulfillment of upper division and USP requirements, and enhance the student’s educational experience. A requirement of the program is that students participate in a three-credit-hour internship or international field study tour, or a study abroad program.

FRESHMAN YEAR: Fall Hrs.
USP First-Year Seminar 3
ENGL 1010 College Composition/Rhetoric 3
FCSC 1170 Introduction to Apparel Construction 3
FCSC 1180 Applied Design 3
MATH 1400 College Algebra 3
Total 15
FRESHMAN YEAR: Spring Hrs.
AGEC 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics
or ECON 1010 Principles of Macroeconomics
3
FCSC 1165 Introduction to Fashion and Dress 3
FCSC 1175 Design Communication 3
FCSC 2270 Advanced Apparel Construction 3
SOC 1000 Sociological Principles 3
Total 15
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Fall Hrs.
AGEC 1020 Principles of Microeconomics
or ECON 1020 Principles of Microeconomics
3
CHEM 1000 Introductory Chemistry
or CHEM 1020 General Chemistry I
4
FCSC 2180 Housing 3
POLS 1000 American & Wyoming Government 3
PSYC 1000 General Psychology 3
Total 16
SOPHOMORE YEAR: Spring Hrs.
USP PN Elective 3
COSC 1200 Computer Information Systems 3
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition or
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food
3
FCSC 2188 Interior Design I 3
FCSC 2200 Professionalism and Communication in FCSC 3
Total 15
JUNIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 3110 Personal Finance 3
FCSC 3173 Visual Merchandising and Promotion 3
FCSC 3184 Foundations of Merchandising I 3
MKT 3210 Introduction to Marketing 3
Elective 3
Total 15
JUNIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 3171 Intro Textile Science 3
FCSC 3172 Intro Textile Science Lab 1
FCSC 4181 Global Textile Marketplace 3
MGT 3210 Management and Organization 3
Electives 6
Total 16
SENIOR YEAR: Fall Hrs.
FCSC 4113 Consumer Issues 3
FCSC 4171 Advanced Textiles 3
FCSC 4174 Foundations of Merchandising II 3
Electives 3
Total 15
SENIOR YEAR: Spring Hrs.
FCSC 4175 Textile Testing and Product Analysis 3
FCSC 4176 Historic Clothing 3
FCSC 4182 Textile Industry and the Environment 3
Internship/International Study 3
Elective 3
Total 15
TOTAL MINIMUM CREDIT HOURS 120

This program includes 18 credit hours of elective courses that will allow the student to acquire a supporting minor or gain more depth in an area of emphasis. Consult advisor for appropriate electives.

Family and Consumer Sciences Minors

Required courses in the following minors in Family and Consumer Sciences must be taken for a letter grade and completed with a grade of C or above.

Apparel Design

A minor in apparel design is sponsored jointly by the departments of Family and Consumer Sciences and Art. It is designed to enable students with career interests in this field to gain experience in the competency areas expected of apparel designers. This minor blends functional, artistic, and fashion considerations in the design of body coverings. Students interested in this minor should consult the sponsoring departments to receive an advisor for the minor. Students must take courses for letter grade and receive a grade of C or above in each course.

Required Courses:
FCSC 1170 Introduction to Apparel Construction 3
FCSC 2175 Fashion Illustration 3
FCSC 3170 Advanced Apparel Construction 3
FCSC 3171 Introductory Textile Science 3
FCSC 3174 Flat Pattern Design 3
FCSC 3175 Apparel Design Through Draping 3
FCSC 4178/5178 Fiber Arts 3
AND One of the following:
ART 1120 Foundation: Three Dimension 3
FCSC 1180 Applied Design 3
Minor Total 24

Human Development and Family Sciences

A minor in human development and family sciences provides students with a foundation of basic principles and knowledge. The coursework can enrich and complement a student’s primary area of study. Students must complete 22 credit hours outlined below. Students must take courses for letter grade and receive a grade of C or above in each course.

Required Courses:
FCSC 2121 Child Development 4
FCSC 2131 Family Relationships 3
FCSC 2133 Intimate Relationships 3
Elective Courses: Choose 12 credit hours from the following (9 credit hours must be 3000-level or above).
FCSC 2110 Fundamentals of Aging & Human Development 3
FCSC 3110 Personal Finance 3
FCSC 3119 Parent Child Relationships 3
FCSC 3122 Adolescence 3
FCSC 3220 Multicultural Influences on Children & Families 3
FCSC 4104 Field Studies in Family & Consumer Sciences 3
FCSC 4112 Family Decision Making & Resource Management 3
FCSC 4113 Consumer Issues 3
FCSC 4117 Understanding Community Leadership 3
FCSC 4124 Families of Young Children with Special Needs 3
FCSC 4127 Directing Preschool and Daycare Programs 3
FCSC 4118 Family Policy 3
FCSC 4138 Family Stress and Coping 3
Minor Total 22

Human Nutrition 

A minor in human nutrition strengthens degrees in kinesiology and health, food science, nursing, animal science, and related fields. Students who minor in human nutrition learn how food choices can influence their health and well-being. While the coursework provides a foundation for making positive lifestyle choices, it does not prepare students to provide nutrition counseling or medical nutrition therapy. Students must take courses for letter grade and receive a grade of C or above in each course.

Required Courses:
CHEM 2300 Introduction to Organic Chemistry* 4
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
ZOO 3115 Human Systems Physiology* 4
Plus one of the following:
FCSC 4145 Advanced Nutrition** 4
MOLB 3610 Principles of Biochemistry* 4
Plus three of the following:
FCSC 1101 FYS: Human and Environmental Health 3
FCSC 1150 Scientific Study of Food 3
FCSC 2141 Nutrition Controversies 2
FCSC 3142 Geriatric Nutrition* 2
FCSC 3145 Sports Nutrition and Metabolism* 3
FCSC 3147 Community Nutrition* 3
FCSC 4044 Maternal, Infant and Adolescent Nutrition* 3
FCSC 4145 Advanced Nutrition** 4
FCSC 4147 Nutrition and Weight Control* 3
Minor Total 23-25

*Course has prerequisites.

** Course can be used to fulfill only one category.

Interior Design

A minor in interior design is sponsored jointly by the Departments of Family and Consumer Sciences and Civil and Architectural Engineering. It is designed to enable students with career interests in this field to gain experience in the competency areas expected of interior designers. Students who hope to use this minor to prepare for professional certification examination following graduation should consult the sponsoring departments to receive an advisor for the minor. Students must take courses for letter grade and receive a grade of C or above in each course.

Required Courses:
FCSC 2188 Interior Design I 3
FCSC 4188 Interior Design II 3
FCSC 3171 Intro Textile Science 3
ARE 1600 Architectural Design Studio I 3
ARE 2600 Architectural Design Studio II 3
Plus one of the following:
ACCT 1010 Principles of Accounting I 3
MGT 4500 Employee to Entrepreneur 3
Plus one of the following:
FCSC 1180 Applied Design 3
ART 1110 Foundation: Two Dimensional 3
ART 1120 Foundation: Three Dimensional 3
ARE 3600 Architectural Design Studio II 3
Plus one of the following:
ARE 3030 History of Architecture 3
ART 2020 Art History II 3
Minor Total 25

Certification 

Early Childhood Program Director's Certificate

The Early Childhood Program Director’s Certificate is available to early childhood professionals in the state as well as to students. The certificate program is designed to:

  • fit Wyoming’s Professional Career Development Competency Wheel and the Professional Development Career Lattice,
  • fit the National Association for the Education of Young Children’s guidelines for the Preparation of Early Childhood Professionals,
  • complement the definition of Quality Child Care developed by the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Early Childhood Development, and
  • allow a variety of paths to certification.

The Early Childhood Program Director’s Certificate can be completed as a stand-alone certificate, simultaneously with the distance Professional Child Development undergraduate option or the on-campus Human Development and Family Sciences undergraduate option in Family and Consumer Sciences, or to complement other related degree programs. Courses satisfy certification requirements in many states. They also fit professional development for home providers and daycare professionals. This program is a Gainful Employment program. Please see the following link for information about Gainful Employment programs: http://www.uwyo.edu/sfa/gainful-employment/.

Those who would benefit from these courses include: Head Start teachers and directors; home providers; Department of Family Services, Adoption, and Social Service workers; public health nurses; school nurses; directors of school-age child care programs; preschool program teachers, and public school teachers.

The following courses are recommended for this certification. All courses must be taken for letter grade and completed with a grade of C or above.

Required Nutrition Course
FCSC 1141 Principles of Nutrition 3
Required Early Childhood Program
Administration Course
FCSC 4127 Directing Preschool and Daycare Programs 3
Choose one of the following
Uniqueness and Cultural Awareness courses:
EDEC 5220 Children with Disabilities 3
EDEC 5240 Evaluation of Young Children with Disabilities 3
FCSC 3220 Multicultural Influences on Children and Families 3
NURS 3020 Cultural Diversity in Family Health Care 3
SOC 2350 Race and Ethnic Relations 3
Choose one of the following Family Relationships courses:
FCSC 2131 Family Relationships 3
FCSC 3119 Parent Child Relationships 3
FCSC 4124 Families of Young Children with Special Needs 3
Choose one of the following Early Childhood Growth
and Development courses:
FCSC 2121 Child Development 4
PSYC 2300 Developmental Psychology and
FCSC 2122 Child Development Lab
4
Choose one of the following Health and Safety courses:
FCSC 2050 Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Childhood Programs 3
EDEC 4350 Health Management Issues in Early Education 3
Choose nine credit hours from the following Early Childhood
Methods and Techniques courses:
EDEC 3000 Observing Young Children 3
EDEC 3210 Program and Curriculum Development
for Young Children
2-3
EDEC 3220 School Programs for Young Children 3
EDEC 4320 Oral and Written Language Acquisition 3
EDEC 5230 Curriculum and Materials for Young
Children with Disabilities
3
FCSC 4130 Internship in Child Development 6-8
FCSC 4131 Administrative Internship in Child Development 6-8

Graduate Study

The department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers a program of study leading to the master of science degree in family and consumer sciences with a concentration in hu­man development and family sciences; human nutrition and food; or design, merchandising and textiles. The department also participates in an interdisciplinary degree in food science and human nutrition.

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Plan A (thesis)

Completion of minimum of 30 hours of course credit to include: 12 hours from FCSC, 6 hours from supporting courses, 2 hours of graduate seminar, and 10 hours of research (includes four thesis hours).

Completion of research project that ad­heres to a topic and format previously agreed up on by the student’s graduate committee and approved by the department head.

Students may be required to take more than the minimum of 30 hours, either because they have to satisfy prerequisites for some courses, or because a student’s committee determines that more than 30 hours will be needed for the student to reach his/her professional objective.

No more than nine hours of 4000-level courses will be allowed.

Plan B (non-thesis)

Completion of minimum of 30 hours of course credit to include: 12 hours from FCSC, 6 hours from supporting courses, 2 hours of graduate seminar, and 10 hours of research (includes four thesis hours).

Completion of research project that ad­heres to a topic and format previously agreed upon by the student’s graduate committee and approved by the department head.

Students may be required to take more than the minimum of 30 hours, either because they have to satisfy prerequisites for some courses, or because a student’s committee determines that more than 30 hours will be needed for the student to reach his/her professional objective.

No more than nine hours of 4000-level courses will be allowed.

Food Science and Human Nutrition Interdisciplinary Degree

Family and consumer sciences faculty participate in an interdisciplinary program that offers a master of science degree in food science and human nutrition. Please see Food Science and Human Nutrition in this catalog for more information.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCSC) Courses 


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