Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Major Requirements (SF State Bulletin: Degree Requirements)

Roadmap (SF State Bulletin: Roadmap)

FCS Handout (SRC pdf)

Your major advisor answered a few questions to assist you with your first semester courses — see below.

General Information

What are some of the highlights and features to know about this major?

We would suggest for freshman to meet with our College Student Resource Center in HSS 254 and for transfer students to meet with the department as soon as possible, preferably at the beginning of the semester.

When should I first meet with my major department?

Declared Family Consumer Science (FCS) students are assigned alphabetically to an advisor in their area.  The best method of contact is to email to request an appointment or physically sign up for an appointment outside of the faculty office.

How will I be assigned to a major advisor and how do I contact them?

On our department website, under the "Advising" link on the Student Resources tab.

Where can I find information about major advising?

Before registering for classes, students should consult with an advisor, the SRC program handout, and/or roadmap, and follow the recommended course sequences.  Freshman we ask to meet with our Academic Counselors at the Student Resource Center (SRC) in HSS 254 as they are quite knowledgeable regarding program prerequisites/requirements.

Does this major require any pre-work from me before I attend orientation or register for classes?

Before registering for classes, students should consult with an advisor, the SRC program handout, and/or roadmap, and follow the recommended course sequences.  Freshman we ask to meet with our Academic Counselors at the Student Resource Center (SRC) in HSS 254 as they are quite knowledgeable regarding program prerequisites/requirements.

What should I do if my major core and/or prerequisite courses are full?

If a course is full, the student should attend the first several days of the class as drops and adds will occur.

Does this major have GE courses that are met in major?

No.

Is there anything else I need to know about starting in this major?

Prior to Fall 2018, there were two emphases with the Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Science (FCS): 1) Consumer and Family Studies, and 2) Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management. 

As of Fall 2018, there are no longer two emphases in the FCS major.  The Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management emphasis is now the concentration, Foods and Community Nutrition, with the new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics (formerly the Bachelor of Science in Dietetics). 

Incoming Fall 2018 students accepted into the FCS major with emphasis in Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management are recommended to change their major to the new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with concentration in Foods and Community Nutrition, and are advised to follow its degree requirements.

Transfer Student Info

What upper division courses should I take in my first semester as a transfer student for this major?

CFS 312GW, CFS 320, CFS 321, CFS 325, and an upper division general education (GE) course (UDB, UDC, or UDD).

Are there any prerequisites to these upper division courses for the major?

CFS 312GW Prerequisite: ENG 214 or equivalent with a grade of C- or better.

CFS 320 Prerequisite: Successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.

CFS 321 Prerequisite: Must be upper division standing (60+ units earned).

CFS 325 Prerequisite: Must be upper division standing (60+ units earned) and declared Family and Consumer Sciences.

Upper division GE courses (UDB, UDC, UDD) Prerequisites: Successful completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 or consent of the instructor.

Are there any registration blocks or holds in the system for this major, and if so, what do I do/who do I contact to clear them?

Yes, prerequisites are enforced in the enrollment system. If course was taken at a school not listed on assist.org, student should meet with major advisor to clear.

Does this major have an approved Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) roadmap?

No.

Freshmen Student Info

Are there any courses I should take first as a Freshman to get started in this major and/or are there any lower division GE course requirements that I can take that will also count toward this major?

Lower division FCS majors are recommended to enroll into lower division GE classes since the major requires upper division standing in order to take FCS major courses. 

Incoming Fall 2018 students accepted into the FCS major with emphasis in Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management are recommended to change their major to the new Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics with concentration in Foods and Community Nutrition and should enroll into: 1) MATH 124; and 2) CHEM 115 instead of CHEM 101 & CHEM 102 or CHEM 109 & CHEM 110. 

Are there entry or prerequisite requirements for these Freshmen courses?

MATH 124 Prerequisites: Category I or II placement for QR/Math, OR MATH 70 with a grade of C or better.

Students with Category III or IV placement for QR/Math or students who have not passed MATH 70 with a C or better must concurrently enroll in MATH 123.

CHEM 115 Prerequisites:  MATH 70 with a grade of C or better OR B4+Support class with a grade of C or better; students who have not completed Math 70 or B4+Support class with a grade of C or better must have completed MATH 197+198 with a grade of C or better; OR have satisfied the B4 requirement AND CHEM 100 with a grade of C or better (letter grade only); OR satisfactory completion on chemistry ALEKS diagnostic.

Can any of my AP or IB tests count toward requirements in this major?

AP Chemistry with a score of 4 or better will satsify CHEM 115 and B1+B3 GE reqirements. 

AP Statistics with a passing score of 3 or better will satisfy MATH 124 and B4/QR GE requirement. 

 

College of Health & Social Sciences Student Resource Center (SRC)

Services provided for: Undergraduate students with College of Health and Social Sciences majors, pre-majors and minors.

Services offered: Academic planning (GE, DARs, DPR and major), freshman transitioning support, impacted major consultation, academic probation advising, general life/support counseling, petition consultation, career prep and planning, major career exploration, graduation check (GE and graduation requirements), resume and cover letter help

Phone: (415) 405-3740
Website: chss.sfsu.edu/src
Email: srcenter@sfsu.edu
Location: HSS 254