Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences – Family Studies Roadmap

120 Total Units Required
Minimum Number of Units in the Major: 45

Plan of Study Grid
First SemesterUnits
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 1 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication (A2) 2 3
GE Area B: Quantitative Reasoning (B4) 3
GE Area C: Arts (C1) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
 Units15
Second Semester
GE Area A: Oral Communication (A1) or Critical Thinking (A3) 3
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) 3
 
GE Area B: Physical Science (B1) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15-16
Third Semester
GE Area A: Written English Communication II (A4) if not already satisfied 3
 
GE Area B: Life Science (B2) and Laboratory Science (B3) 3 3-4
GE Area C: Humanities: Literature (C3) 3
GE Area D: Social Sciences (D1) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15-16
Fourth Semester
GE Area C: Arts (C1) or Humanities (C2) 3
GE Area D: U.S. History (D2) or U.S. and California Government (D3) 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Three 4 9
 Units15
Fifth Semester
CFS 312GW Families, Individuals, and Environments - GWAR 3
CFS 320 Children and Families 3
CFS 321 Adolescents and Families 3
CFS 325 Transitions in the Family Life Cycle 3
GE Area UD–B: Upper Division Physical and/or Life Sciences (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Sixth Semester
CFS 323 Infants/Toddlers and Families 3
CFS 426 Family Crises: Drug Dependency and Eating Disorders 3
CFS 428 Children and Families with Violence, Abuse, and Neglect 3
CFS 430 Management Dynamics: Life Goals and Decisions 3
GE Area UD–C: Upper Division Arts and/or Humanities (Consider SF State Studies Course) 3
 Units15
Seventh Semester
CFS 322 Early Childhood Education Curriculum (Birth to Five) 3
CFS 420 Assessment and Observation with Children 3
CFS 423 Administration of Programs for Young Children 3
Emphasis Elective (6 Units Total): Any CFS/D Department Course or Another Course Upon Approval of Advisor 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective 4 3
 Units15
Eighth Semester
CFS 424 Supervised Experiences with Children, Family and Community 3
CFS 600 Professional Development 3
Emphasis Elective (6 Units Total): Any CFS/D Department Course or Another Course Upon Approval of Advisor 3
Complementary Studies or SF State Studies or University Elective – Take Two 4 6
 Units15
 Total Units120-122
1

To avoid taking additional units, it is recommended that you meet LLD and SF State Studies requirements (AERM, GP, ES, SJ) within your GE or major.

2

ENG 114 can only be taken if you complete Directed Self-Placement (DSP) and select ENG 114; if you choose ENG 104/ENG 105 through DSP you will satisfy A2 upon successful completion of ENG 105 in the second semester; multilingual students may be advised into alternative English courses.

3

Consider taking a class combined with a laboratory or a separate lab to fulfill B3 if not already satisfied.

4

Complementary Studies

Bachelor of Arts students must complete at least twelve units of complementary studies outside of the primary prefix for the major. (Note: Students may not use an alternate prefix that is cross-listed with the primary prefix for the major.)

Students who complete two majors or a major and a minor automatically complete the complementary studies requirement. Students in the Bachelor of Arts in Family & Consumer Sciences major who wish to satisfy the Complementary Studies Requirement with a coherent group of courses complementary to the major must have the courses approved by an advisor in the major. Consult with a major advisor for assistance.