2024-2025 College Catalog 
    
    May 27, 2024  
2024-2025 College Catalog

Family and Consumer Sciences (A.S.)


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The Tennessee Board of Regents community colleges and the state’s public universities have joined together to develop a common core of courses for the Associate of Science (A.S.) degree. This common curriculum allows students to transfer, without loss of credit, from Pellissippi State to any Tennessee public university as juniors. All earned credit hours outlined on the pathway will apply toward a bachelor’s degree in the same discipline. The pathway guarantees admission to all public universities in the state, except for the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, where competitive admission standards will still apply.

Upon completion of the Associate of Science transfer program, the graduate will have developed the skills, knowledge and abilities to accomplish the following:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and/or skills acquired within the general education core. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and/or skills acquired from transfer electives. 
  • Locate and evaluate information from a range of credible sources using proper attribution and citation. 
  • Solve problems using skills developed across the curriculum. 

Contact(s): Enrollment Services, (865) 694-6400, or Student Assistance Center, (865) 694-6556

Courses and Course Sequence


This sequence can be followed by students who begin college-level work in the fall semester. Prerequisites may apply to specific courses; it is the student’s responsibility to determine if prerequisites have been met. An academic advisor is provided for each student. Prior to registering each semester, the student is expected to consult with his/her assigned advisor.

Semester III (Fall)


Semester IV (Spring)


  • GE4 - General Elective(s) 4 Credit(s)
  • HUM7 - Humanities and/or Fine Arts Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • NS5 - BIOL or CHEM Natural Sciences Elective 4 Credit(s)

Total Credit Hours Needed for Graduation: 60-61


Note: Students interested in Dietetics or FCS Teacher Certification will have different requirements and are strongly encouraged to contact the transferring institution.

1HIST
Students who intend to transfer to UTK should take 6 credit hours of a non-U.S. History sequence to fulfill the History requirement which includes HIST 2210  and HIST 2220 HIST 2310  and HIST 2320 . Students planning to transfer to out-of-state or private universities must check requirements and take the appropriate courses.
2MATH
Chosen from MATH 1130 , MATH 1530 , MATH 1630 , MATH 1710 , MATH 1720 , MATH 1730 , MATH 1830 , MATH 1910 . Students transferring to UTC must complete MATH 1710 . Students transferring to ETSU must take MATH 1530 .
3ENGL
Chosen from ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 ENGL 2430 ENGL 2510 .
4GE
Unspecified electives should be 2000-level only. Students who intend to transfer to UTM must take BIOL 2010  as an unspecified course. Students planning to transfer must check course equivalency tables and/or catalogs of the intended college or university.
5NS
Chosen from BIOL 1010 BIOL 1020 BIOL 1110 BIOL 1120 BIOL 2010 BIOL 2020 BIOL 2310 , BIOL 2320 CHEM 1010 CHEM 1020 CHEM 1110 CHEM 1120 . Students transferring to UoM should take a BIOL or CHEM sequence. Credit toward graduation cannot be received for both courses in either of the following pairs: BIOL 1010  and BIOL 1110 ;  BIOL 1020  and BIOL 1120 .
6SBS
Chosen from AAST 2200 ANTH 1230 ECON 2100 ECON 2200 , PHED 1100 , POLS 1010 POLS 1030 PSYC 1030 PSYC 2120 SOCI 1010 SOCI 1040 , WGST 2050 . Recommended courses are ECON 2100  and ECON 2200 .
7HUM
Chosen from ART 2010 , ART 2020 ; ENGL 2035 , ENGL 2055 , ENGL 2110 , ENGL 2120 , ENGL 2130 ENGL 2150 , ENGL 2210 , ENGL 2220 , ENGL 2310 , ENGL 2320 , ENGL 2430 ENGL 2510 , ENGL 2860 ; MUS 1035 ; PHIL 1030 , PHIL 1040 , PHIL 1300 , PHIL 1500 , PHIL 2200 ; PHO 1200 ; THEA 1030 .

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