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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.

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


    Critical TrackingModel Semester Plan

    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

    Critical Tracking records each student’s progress in courses that are required for entry to each major. Please note the critical-tracking requirements below on a per-semester basis.

    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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    Model Semester Plan

    To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold. These courses must be completed by the terms as listed above in the Critical Tracking criteria.

    This semester plan represents an example progression through the major. Actual courses and course order may be different depending on the student's academic record and scheduling availability of courses. Prerequisites still apply.

    Semester 1 Credits
    BSC 2005 Biological Sciences, 3 credits, and
    BSC 2005L Laboratory in Biological Sciences, 1 credit
    State Core GE-B
    4
    IUF 1000 What is the Good Life​
    GE-H
    3​
    Composition
    State Core GE-C; WR
    3
    Elective 3
    Total 13
    Semester 2 Credits
    MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry, 4 credits, or
    MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra, 3 credits, or
    MAC 1105 Basic College Algebra, 3 credits
    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 credits, or
    ECO 2023 Microeconomics, 4 credits, or
    ECO 2013 Macroeconomics, 4 credits, (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 advisor
    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 advisor
    6
    Total 15
    Summer Credits
    FYC 4941 Practicum in Family, Youth and Community Sciences
    See advisor
    3
    Total 3
    Semester 7 Credits
    FYC 3112 Contemporary Family Problems and Interventions, 3 credits, and/or
    FYC 4212 Contemporary Youth Problems and Solutions, 3 credits, and/or
    FYC 4126 Urban and Rural America in Transition, 3 credits
    6
    FYC 4931 Family, Youth, and Community Sciences Professional Development 3
    Additional FYC course 3
    Specialization electives
    3000/4000 level; see advisor
    3
    Total 15
    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 advisor
    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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