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270-745-5065
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1906 College Heights Blvd #11052 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1052

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FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES (FAMILY STUDIES) (AA TO BS)

Effective Date: 8/1/2015 - 7/31/2018

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES (FAMILY STUDIES) (AA TO BS) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression


Semester 1Credit Hours
DLC Elective 3
NFS 101 (3) 3
ENG 101 (3) 3
SOC 101 (3) 3
QR Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 2Credit Hours
ENG 102 (3) 3
OC Course 3
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Total Credit Hours16

Semester 3Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
IEC 130 (3) 3
Heritage Course 3
PSY 110 (3) 3
QR/NS Course 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 4Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allow KCTCS graduates to transfer AA coursework from KCTCS into the WKU Family & Consumer Sciences program with a concentration in Family Studies.

The concentration in Family Studies requires a minimum of 51 hours in consumer and family sciences and related courses. A grade of “C” or above must be earned in the following courses required for this major: HMD 211 (NFS 101), FACS 180, 191 (IEC 130), 310 (FAM 252), 311, 380, 399, 410, 492, 493, 494, 495, 499, SOC 300, PSYS 423 or SOC 342, PSYS 430 or SOC 466 or 355, SOC 359 or PH 365. KCTCS course FAM 252 transfers into WKU nicely, if time permits. A minor or second major is required, along with WKU graduation requirements.

Those with questions about the WKU Family & Consumer Science program with a concentration in Family Studies may contact:
Department of Applied Human Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Phone: 270-745-4352
Email: cfs@wku.edu

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements


1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression


Semester 5Credit Hours
FACS 180 (3) 3
FACS 311 (3) 3
SOCL 359 (3) 3
FACS 380 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 6Credit Hours
FACS 310 (3) 3
PSYS 423 (3) 3
SOCL 300 (3) 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Semester 7Credit Hours
FACS 399 (3) 3
FACS 492 (3) 3
PSYS 453 (3) 3
FACS 495 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15
Semester 8Credit Hours
FACS 410 (1-9) 3
FACS 493 (3) 3
FACS 494 (3) 3
FACS 499 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours15

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Family & Consumer Science program with a concentration in Family Studies may contact:
Department of Applied Human Sciences
College of Health and Human Services
Phone: 270-745-4352
Email: cfs@wku.edu


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