Merchandising Curriculum

studentsThe following Departmental courses are required for a Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design and Retailing with a concentration in Merchandising.

Additional required general education courses are listed in the Undergraduate College Catalog.


Fashion Design and Retailing Major requirements:

FASH 140  Principles of Apparel Construction
FASH 141  Fashion: Designer to Consumer
FASH 153  Consumer Textiles
FASH 223  History of Costume OR FASH 347 History of Textiles
FASH 245  Research Methods for the Fashion Industry
FASH 326  Fashion Merchandising: Theory and Industry Analysis
FASH 362  World Market: Textiles to Retailing  
MATH 117  Introduction to Statistics

Merchandising Concentration requirements:

FASH 003  Field Study in Merchandising (no credit)
FASH 346  Retailing and Consumer Behavior                                                           FASH 426  Retail Buying and Analysis                                                                   FASH 452  Fashion Promotion                                                                             FASH 464  Fashion Merchandising: Planning, Policies, and Implementation                       FASH 496  Internship in Merchandising (credit - two courses)

Choose at least two (2) additional courses from the list below; one (1) must be 300 level or above.

FASH 200  Fashion Sketching and Design
FASH 243  Advanced Apparel Construction
FASH 250  Special Topics in Fashion Design and Retailing
FASH 253  Cultural Dress
FASH 278  History of Furniture
FASH 290  Study Tour: Fashion Design and Retailing
FASH 342  Flat Pattern Design
FASH 352  Draping
FASH 354  Advanced Textiles
FASH 355  Fabric Structure and Design
FASH 357  Fashion Illustration
FASH 390  Special Topics in Fashion Design and Retailing
FASH 447  Apparel Industry Methods
FASH 448  Tailoring
FASH 449  Functional Clothing Design
FASH 455  Case Studies in Fashion
FASH 490  Independent Study in Fashion Design and Retailing
An Additional Fashion Design or Retailing course

A minor is recommended.  Students are encouraged to meet with their advisor to select a minor (for example: Art, Business, Geography, Psychology, and Sociology) in accordance with their career goals.

Study-abroad options are also available.

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