STARS Area V: Family and Consumer Sciences (Concentration in Merchandising)

About This Document

Jacksonville State University is dedicated to making the transfer transition as easy as possible.  As required by Alabama State Law, Jacksonville State University will take your course work as outlined on the STARS Transfer Guide and graduate you with the same number of hours as our native students in the same major (assuming you do not change majors).  The STARS Transfer Guide and the Jacksonville State University Area V page, if used correctly, will guide you through your first two years of course work and will prevent loss of credit hours upon transfer to Jacksonville State University.  If you have obtained a STARS Transfer Guide for Family and Consumer Sciences, we strongly recommend that you print this page and use it along with your official STARS guide.  Upon transfer, please bring these documents to your advisor so that we can insure a smooth academic transition from the community college to Jacksonville State University.

Instructions

You are to follow the appropriate STARS transfer guide as directed in each AREA of your major specific guide, unless exceptions and/or recommendations are noted in the corresponding AREA(S) I-V on this Jacksonville State University AREA V document.  Please follow any recommendation within an AREA to insure a better transfer experience.

Area I

A grade of "C" or higher is required in English Composition at Jacksonville State University. "D" grades will not transfer.

Area II

Students attending Jacksonville State University are required to take Speech and a 6-hour sequence in literature in this major. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take SPH 106 or 107 and to take a sequence in literature to meet these requirements.

Area III

Students attending JSU are required to take a sequence in Biology or Chemistry in this major. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take BIO 103 and 104 or CHM 111 and 112 to meet this requirement.

Area IV

Students attending JSU are required to take 3 hrs of history, 3 hrs of economics, 3 hrs of psychology, and 3 hrs of sociology in this major. Students attending a community college are strongly encouraged to take one course in HY; ECO 231 or 232; PSY 201, and SOC 200.

Area V: 19 Hours

JSU Course

  • CS 201 Information Technology (3 hrs)
  • FCS 215 Introductory Nutrition (3 hrs)
  • ART 233 Design
  • General Electives (10 hrs, including
    3 hrs not taken from Areas II-IV)

AL Community College System Course

  • CIS 146
  • HEC 140
  • ART 121
  • General Electives (10 hrs, including
    3 hrs not taken from Areas II-IV.)

Please print this page, fill in your name and today's date, and attach it to your STARS Transfer Guide.  Together this page and the transfer guide comprise the articulation agreement for students in your major who plan to transfer to Jacksonville State University.


Your Name: __________________________________ Date: ___________________

Contact Person

Name:  Dr. Debra Goodwin, Chair, Family and Consumer Sciences
Office:  Mason Hall, West Wing, Room 217
Phone:  (256) 782-5053
E-Mail:  dgoodwin@jsu.edu
Website: School of Education