Alabama's Public Liberal Arts University

Undergraduate Admissions

TRANSFER GUIDE FOR THE DEGREE PROGRAM IN
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

The Chair of the Family and Consumer Sciences Department is Dr. Jane Kirkpatrick. You may contact Dr. Kirkpatrick at kirkpatj@montevallo.edu.

Students transferring from Alabama community colleges may complete Areas I-V of the STARS Guide for Family & Consumer Sciences and have all of those courses count towards completion of the major.  Transfer students seeking to select courses that most closely match degree programs in FCS at Montevallo should choose the following Alabama community college course options from Areas I-V of the AGSC Guide.  A maximum of sixty-four semester hours of credit will transfer from a two-year college.

*Students interested in Dietetics should follow the AREA V page for Kinesiology (Nutrition and Wellness)

Area I - Written Composition (6 semester hours)

ENG 101 & 102 - Written Composition I & II

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Area II - Humanities and Fine Arts (18 semester hours)

Students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence in either literature (AREA II) or history (AREA IV).

Select at least 3 semester hours in literature from the approved list below (no more than 6 hours of literature in AREA II):

ENG 251 - American Literature I
ENG 252 - American Literature II
ENG 261 - English Literature I
ENG 271 - English Literature II
ENG 271 - World Literature I
ENG 272 - World Literature II

Select either
SPH 106 or SPH 107

Select the remaining semester hours for AREA II from the approved list below. Total hours in AREA II should equal 18 semester hours.
Select at least 3 hours of Fine Art (but not more than 9 hours).
Select at least 3 hours of Humanities (but not more than 9 hours).


FRN 101 - Introductory French I
FRN 102 - Introductory French II
FRN 201 - Intermediate French I
FRN 202 - Intermediate French II
GRN 101 - Introductory German I
GRN 102 - Introductory German II
HUM 130 - Mankind and His Art
MUS 101 - Music Appreciation
PHL 106 - Introduction to Philosophy
PHL 206 - Ethics and Society
SPA 101 - Introductory Spanish I
SPA 102 - Introductory Spanish II
SPA 201 - Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 202 - Intermediate Spanish II
THR 120 - Theatre Appreciation
THR 126 - Introduction to Theatre

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Area III - Natural Sciences and Mathematics (11 semester hours)

Select two 4-semester hour science courses from among:

Biology
Chemistry
Geology
Physics

Select MATH 110 - Finite Mathematics or MATH 112 - Precalculus Algebra

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Area IV - History, Social & Behavioral Sciences
(Twelve semester hours)

Students must complete a 6 semester hour sequence in either literature (AREA II) or history (AREA IV).

Select at least 3 semester hours in history from the approved list below (no more that 6 hours of history for AREA IV:

HIS 101 - History of Western Civilization I
HIS 102 - History of Western Civilization II
HIS 121 - World History I
HIS 122 - World History II
HIS 201 - United States History I
HIS 202 - United States History II

Select the remaining semester hours for AREA IV from the approved list below. Total hours in AREA IV should equal 12 hours.

ECO 231 - Principles of Macroeconomics*
ECO 232 - Principles of Microeconomics*
GEO 100 - World Regional Geography
POL 211 - American National Government
PSY 200 - General Psychology
SOC 200 - Introduction to Sociology

*Students interested in Retail Merchandising should take either ECO 231 - Introduction to Macroeconomics or ECO 232 - Introduction to Microeconomics as one of their two Social Science options

 

Area V - Pre-Professional, Major, & Elective Courses (17 hours)

Select HEC 140 - Principles of Nutrition

Select one of the following:
CIS 130 - Introduction to Information Systems
CIS 146 - Microcomputer Applications
HED 226 - Wellness
PED 100 - Fundamentals of Fitness


For a Bachelor of Science degree, students should take 7 semester hours of Math/Science electives and 4 hours general electives. 

Students seeking a B.A. degree should fill the remaining hours working toward completion of the sophomore-level of a foreign language (3-12 hours)

 

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