Baylor University
Family & Consumer Sciences
College of Arts and Sciences


Degree Options

Thesis Option:  Thirty semester hours of approved graduate courses including six hours of approved thesis research and writing.  Six hours will be from support classes including at least three graduate hours of applied statistics such as STA 5300, 5301, 5351 or 5380.  Eighteen hours from FCS courses focused on nutrition sciences or an approved elective.  No more than fifty percent of the classes may carry a 4000 number.  A possible sequencing of courses would include:

First Fall

First Spring

Summer One

Summer Two

Second Fall

Second Spring

3 hrs from STA 5300, 5301, 5351, 5380

FCS 5354

FCS5355

FCS 5370

3 hrs from support course

FCS 5356

FCS 5351 or 5352

FCS 5V99

FCS 5V99

FCS 5359

FCS 5V99


Non Thesis Option:  Thirty-six semester hours of approved graduate courses including a research project and paper (three hours), nine support courses with at least three hours of applied statistics selected from 5300, 5301, 5351 or 5380; six semester hours of graduate level courses in areas such as health, exercise, counseling or approved area.  Eighteen hours from FCS courses, including FCS 5370 (research techniques) focused on nutrition sciences with a maximum of nine hours from graduate classes at the 4000 level.  A possible sequence of course work:

First Fall

First Spring

Summer One

Summer Two

Second Fall

Second Spring

FCS 5370

FCS 5354 or 5357

FCS5355

3 hrs from STA 5300, 5301, 5351, 5380

FCS 5370

3 hrs from support course

FCS 5356

FCS 5358, 5351 or 5352

 

FCS 5358

FCS 5359

3 hrs from support course

3 hours 5XXX

Research paper

FCS 6 hrs from 5360, 5357, 5358


Eighteen FCS specific hours will be in the general areas of: Research in Nutrition Sciences, Nutrition and Aging, Pediatric Nutrition, Advanced Medical Nutrition Therapy, Nutritional Pathophysiology, Food Systems Management, Nutrition in Public Health, Global Food and Nutrition, Issues in Nutrition Sciences with no more than nine hours from graduate level courses carrying the 4000