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  • Family, Youth and Community Sciences

    Family, youth and community sciences prepares students in current trends, issues, problems and community assets to address predictable human developmental changes, unpredictable events such as natural disaster or persistent problems such as poverty and nutrition.

    About This Major

    • College: Agricultural and Life Sciences
    • Degree: Bachelor of Science
    • Credits for Degree: 120
    • Minor: Yes
    • Certificate Program: Yes
    • Combined-Degree Program: Yes
    • Academic Learning Compact
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    Critical TrackingRecommended Semester Plan

    Overview

    This interdisciplinary applied social science program provides the general and technical education necessary for graduates to enter careers in human services, including public, private, nonprofit and for-profit organizations. This includes family life education, youth development, human services, community development and extension education. Students receive the training needed to understand and help youth, families and communities by taking foundation courses in sociology, psychology and economics as well as advanced courses in youth, family and community development.

    Students must earn a minimum grade of C in all critical-tracking courses, 3000/4000-level core courses and specialization elective, which must be at the 3000/4000-level. A 2.5 GPA in the core courses is required for graduation.

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    Critical Tracking

    To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

    Equivalent critical-tracking courses as determined by the State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites may be used for transfer students

    Semester 1

    • Complete 1 of 5 critical-tracking courses, excluding labs, with a minimum grade of C: AEB 2014 or ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, BSC 2005/2005L, PSY 2012, STA 2023, SYG 2000
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 2

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding lab, with minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 3

    • Complete 2 additional critical-tracking courses, excluding labs, with minimum grades of C
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 4

    • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course, excluding lab, with minimum grade of C
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required

    Semester 5

    • Complete all critical-tracking courses, including labs, with minimum grades of C
    • 2.5 GPA required for all critical-tracking courses
    • 2.0 UF GPA required
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    Recommended Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2005 and 2005L Biological Sciences (3) and Laboratory in Biological Sciences (1) (State Core GE-B) 4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​ (GE-H)​ 3​
    Composition (State Core GE-C) (WR) 3
    Electives 6
    Total 16
    Semester 2 Credits
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) or
    MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra (3) or
    MAC 1105 Basic College Algebra (3) (State Core GE-M)
    3-4
    SYG 2000 Principles of Sociology (State Core GE-S) 3
    Electives 6
    Physical Science (GE-P) 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 3 Credits
    AEB 2014 Economic Issues, Food and You (3) or
    ECO 2023 Microeconomics (4) or
    ECO 2013 Macroeconomics (4) (GE-S)
    3-4
    AEC 3030C Effective Oral Communication or
    SPC 2608 Introduction to Public Speaking
    3
    PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S) 3
    Composition (GE-C) 3
    Humanities (State Core GE-H) 3
    Total 15-16
    Semester 4 Credits
    AEC 3033C Research and Business Writing in Agricultural and Life Sciences (WR) or
    ENC 2210 Technical Writing
    3
    STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 (GE-M) 3
    Biological or Physical Science (GE-B or P) 3
    Electives 5
    Total 14
    Semester 5 Credits
    FYC 3001 Principles of Family, Youth and Community Sciences (GE-S) 3
    FYC 3101 Parenting and Family Development or
    SYG 2430 Marriage and Family (GE-S and D)
    3
    Additional FYC course​ 3
    Approved electives (see adviser) 6
    Total 15
    Semester 6 Credits
    FYC 3201 Foundations of Youth Development 3
    FYC 3401 Introduction to Social and Economic Perspectives on the Community 3
    Additional FYC course 3
    Specialization electives, 3000/4000 level (see adviser) 6
    Total 15
    Summer Credits
    FYC 4941 Practicum in Family, Youth and Community Sciences (see adviser) 2
    Total 2
    Semester 7 Credits
    FYC 3112 Contemporary Family Problems and Interventions (3) and/or
    FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions (3) and/or
    FYC 4126 Urban and Rural America in Transition (3)
    (6 credits minimum required)
    6-9
    FYC 4931 Senior Seminar 1
    Additional FYC course 3
    Specialization electives, 3000/4000 level (see adviser) 3
    Total 13-16
    Semester 8 Credits
    FYC 4622 Planning and Evaluating Family, Youth and Community Science Programs 3
    FYC 4801 Applied Social Research Methods 4
    Additional FYC course 3
    Specialization electives, 3000/4000 level (see adviser) 5-6
    Total 15-16

    Specialization electives must be at the 3000/4000 level and students must attain minimum grades of C.

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majors: family-youth-and-community-sciences